Wichita Workforce Center to Reopen Doors to Appointments Beginning May 26, 2020
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Wichita Workforce Center to reopen to the public by appointment on May 26, 2020
WICHITA (May 22, 2020) — In the midst of required social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas closed its offices to the public and began providing workforce services to employers and jobseekers though online platforms, telephone contact and virtual communications since March 23, 2020. As the State of Kansas has allowed phased reopening guidelines, the Workforce Centers are reinstating in-person services at the Wichita location beginning May 26, 2020 by appointment only. The Butler, Cowley and Sumner Workforce Centers will remain closed to the public but will continue to provide services virtually.
The Wichita Workforce Center is currently accepting appointments for in-person services including resume and job search assistance, pre-employment assessments, skills training program eligibility and enrollments, and access to computers and on-line job postings. The hours of operations will be Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Fridays from 9:00 am to Noon. Appointments can be scheduled at workforce-ks.com/book-an-appointment/ or by calling 316-771-6800.
Health and safety precautions will be in effect for customers and staff, including temperature and symptom questionnaire screening, additional sanitation efforts, and adequate social distance and Plexiglas barriers between workstations. Computers will be available in the career center on a limited basis by appointment. In-person workshops and group classes remain suspended until group size limitations are lifted. However, video tutorials are currently available on the Workforce Centers’ YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCEhcdMwO8xeFY3q-bdpa3tw.
Staff and customers will be required to wear a mask while inside the Workforce Center. Masks will be provided onsite for customers who do not have one when they arrive for their appointment. Virtual appointments can be scheduled for customers who do not wish to wear a mask.
“All of us are looking forward to getting back and welcoming customers in to the Workforce Center, and we are doing everything we can to protect the safety and health for the community. Despite the recent economic and health challenges there are open jobs and many employers are seeking talent” stated Keith Lawing, CEO of the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas.
Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas (WA) The Workforce Alliance is the Local Workforce Development Board, Administrative Entity and Program Administrator for US Department of Labor Education and Training programs in Local Area IV of Kansas, which includes Butler, Cowley, Harper, Kingman, Sedgwick and Sumner counties. It is a proud partner of the America’s Job Center Network and KANSASWORKS.COM. For additional information on the Workforce Alliance please visit workforce-ks.com.