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 canceled until social distancing guidelines are no longer necessary. This includes WorkKeys testing, Youth Employment Program, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), and Rapid Response meetings.

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 a referral for yourself or another individual, or schedule a virtual appointment.  Please contact Kelly Meier with any 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 your call as soon as possible. 

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

SCSEP participants are on paid sick leave until 10-15-20.  The situation will be reviewed every 30 days.  If a decision is made that participants are able to return to their Host Agencies both parties will receive a two-week notice ahead of the return.  If a decision is made that participants are not able to return to their Host Agencies, they will remain on paid sick leave for another 30 days.

Please contact Chip Reece with any questions.

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)

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 for additional inquiries.



Employer Services

In-person job fairs will resume when social distancing is no longer deemed necessary. Virtual job fairs will be held once a month. Please contact Mary Mann with any 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