Kansas launches program offering resources to Kansas job seekers

Kansas Statehouse in downtown Topeka.
Kansas Statehouse in downtown Topeka.(Phil Anderson)
Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 3:40 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansas Governor Laura Kelly on Wednesday, June 16, announced the launch of a program designed to help Kansans with job-search efforts. The program, My Reemployment Plan, offers support and resources to people in the state seeking employment.

My Reemployment Plan is a great tool to provide Kansans with the resources needed to secure high-quality, in-demand jobs,” Governor Kelly said. “While it’s welcome news that our state’s unemployment rate is back to 3.5%, we want to keep pursuing programs and resources that support getting every Kansan on the right career track. This is how we grow our workforce and build a better, more resilient economy for future generations.”

The Kansas Department of Commerce, Kansas Department of Labor and KANSASWORKS Workforce System collaborated to develop the program that will connected unemployment recipients with workforce service professionals in their area.

Personalized job-search assistance the program offers will include:

  • Creation of a personalized My Reemployment Plan that focuses on goals and accountability.
  • Skills assessment to match interests and skills with occupations.
  • Resume, interview and networking assistance.
  • Labor market information highlighting current in-demand jobs.

“Our team is working hard to drive the Kansas economy forward,” Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland said. “This is why the Kelly administration is focused on helping the people of our state find jobs, helping Kansas companies fill vital positions and helping our communities get back to normal. My Reemployment Plan will be a powerful tool in achieving these goals.”

The governor’s office said current unemployment claimants who have received three more consecutive unemployment payments automatically will be enrolled in My Reemployment Plan.

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