Employment & Training

Employment

Information provided by Kansas librarians…

The links below connect you to agencies, organizations and others who can help you with finding employment, career planning, applying for unemployment benefits, disability and veterans’ assistance, training and GED information, and other related resources.
Jobs and Job Service Agencies
State of Kansas Jobs
Search and apply for civil service jobs within Kansas
KANSASWORKS
Find and post jobs in Kansas or if you are interested in Summer Youth Program employment opportunities.
Information on workforce services and employment training for Kansans in partnership with KANSASWORKS:

Kansas WorkforceONE (Western Kansas)

Heartland Works (Northeast Kansas)

Workforce Partnership (JO, WY, LV Counties)

Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas (South Central Kansas)

KANSASWORKS Southeast Kansas

Kansas Career Pipeline – Career planning tool for: job seekers, students, educators and employers
Kansas Jobs from Top USA Jobs.com
Search by city or by job category
Western Kansas Jobs
Sponsored by western Kansas communities, links to available jobs
Job Hunting and Career
Information from the Olathe Public Library with an emphasis on the Kansas City Metro Area
Job Boards, Resumes and Cover Letters
From the Job Hunters Bible, hosted by Dick Bolles – author of “What Color is Your Parachute?”
Indeed.com
one search, all jobs.
Unemployment, Disabiltity and Veterans
Kansas Department of Labor
File Online Claims here
Opportunity.gov
New educational opportunities for unemployed workers, from the federal government
Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns
Information on ADA, employment, disability support maps of Kansas, and Braille and sign language resources
Disability
Online resource for those with disabilities – from the federal government
Veterans Employment Opportunities
from the Kansas Dept. of Administration/ Civil Service Jobs
Veterans Education Benefits
from the federal government
Veterans’ Employment & Training Service (VETS)
From the US Department of Labor

Training and Education

Opportunity.gov
New educational opportunities for unemployed workers – the Federal Government’s new initiative
Kansas Colleges & Training Schools
Also find information on scholarships & financial aid
Adult, Career & Tech Ed programs
From the KS Board of Regents
Kansas Universities and Community Colleges
Most community colleges offer both training to working adults and skill classes and certificates for those re-entering the workforce
Kansas Legal Services
Provides employment and life skills training, in addition to legal assistance

Tools to Help
Spin Strategy – Tools for Intelligent Job Search
Everything from interview skills and preparation to job searching; a blog with weekly new posts.
My Skills, My Future – U.S. Dept of Labor A career one site website.  Enter your current of recent job and see what you find

Cover Letter Generators

Teach-nology
features a fill-in-the-blanks cover letter form to complete.
NIEFS
hosts a cover letter generator with helpful hints about what type of information to enter in each slot. (North Island Employment Foundations Society in British Columbia, Canada)
Starting a Business
KANSAS BUSINESS CENTER:

Top Ten Legal Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs
Harvard Business School

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