Operations Updates

Please refer to this webpage for the latest updates on programs and events for the Workforce Centers of South Central KS

Workshops, large meetings, and job fairs will be cancelled until social distancing guidelines are no longer necessary. This includes WorkKeys testing, Youth Employment Program, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Rapid Response meetings.

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Urgent COVID-19 Related Job Openings


Individual program updates:

Dislocated Worker 

The Dislocated Worker program is continuing to accept referrals for services.  Workforce Center staff are able to complete all required paperwork virtually.  Please visit our Virtual Career Center Career Training page to submit your own referral or schedule a virtual appointment.  Please contact Kelly Meier if you have questions.

Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA)

Individuals who are participating in the RESEA program should contact the messaging line 316-771-6850.  Please leave a message with full name, last four digits of social security number, phone number, and if you have an assigned Case Manager, please state their name.  RESEA staff will return you call as soon as possible. 


Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)

TAA meetings scheduled for March 30-31 have been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.  To request a TAA application, please email TAA-Wichita@ks.gov with your name and the company you are separated from.

Please contact Tonya Carlson if you have questions.


Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)  

SCSEP participants are being placed on paid leave through June 1, 2020. We will continue to evaluate as we get closer to that date if our participants can resume training. Participants and Worksites can contact Chip Reece with any questions.


Youth Employment Project

Due to social distancing guidelines, workshops and job fairs are canceled until otherwise indicated, including Manufacturing Interview Day.  Information about rescheduled dates and times will be communicated through the YEP newsletter and website.  Please contact Aliex Kofoed if you have questions.


Employer Services

Job fairs will resume when social distancing is no longer deemed necessary. Please contact Mary Mann if you have questions


Employers in need of Rapid Response Layoff Assistance should contact Mary Anne Szczepanski

Additional guidance from the Department of Labor on emergency Unemployment Insurance Filings related to Covid-19 can be found at https://www.dol.ks.gov/covid19response


         Kansas small businesses in need of working capital due to covid-19 can apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans          and receive additional disaster assistance at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela  For more information about the Kansas                response to COVID-19, please visit: https://govstatus.egov.com/coronavirus.