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The seasonal job picture is changing across the Wichita area and the country. Workforce Alliance CEO Keith Lawing goes into further detail on KNSS radio with Steve and Ted in the morning. Listen here: A look at seasonal job opportunities in the Wichita area (
WBJ Emerging Leaders had the opportunity Aug. 11, 2023, to hear from local business and nonprofit leaders about their future visions for Wichita. Panelists, from left to right, were: Shirley LeFever, Wichita State University; Noreen Carrocci, Envision; Danielle Johnson, Wichita Habitat for Humanity; Kelly Bielefeld, Wichita Public Schools; Keith Lawing, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas; Aaron Bastian, Fidelity Bank; and Ben Hutton, Hutton.
The Workforce Alliance and Child Start Inc. are partnering to increase awareness and availability of child care in the local area.
Governor Kelly has announced administration appointments. Keith Lawing, CEO of the Workforce Alliance of S. Central Kansas has been appointed to the Wichita State Board of Trustees. See highlighted area of document for further details.
An innovative strategy designed to recruit people leaving the military to Wichita has launched. The initiative, Home Base Wichita, led by the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas and partners including the Greater Wichita Partnership, the Greater Wichita Area Veterans Advocacy Board, and the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, received initial funding through the City of Wichita as part of an economic recovery strategy for small business and individuals impacted by COVID-19.
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Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas awarded $210,000 through Workforce Development Board Digital Skills Pilot Initiative from Jobs For the Future. The Digital Skills Initiative will provide opportunity to prepare and upskill
Kansans for competitive and high-demand technology careers in the region.
SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) — Child Start, and the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas have partnered up to create Creative Child Care Connections. It is a series that matches child care providers with employers.
Evergy Connect, a new facility near downtown Wichita operated by the state's largest electricity provider, aims to help customers who might be going through a challenging time — or might just prefer face-to-face interaction — while providing other services for the community.
The Wichita-based Integra Technologies plans to build a new 1 million-square-foot semiconductor facility in the area, a $1.8-billion capital investment that will create 2,000 new jobs over five years. The company performs the last half of the manufacturing required to make and test computer chips before they are shipped to become part of devices.
Advocates looking to solve Wichita's child-care crisis convened a small group of local employers Wednesday to identify the needs of working parents and explore possible solutions.

The message from employers was clear — child care is a workforce issue for their companies, and they're willing to help solve it.
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