Job Seeker Services
Workforce Partnership provides many services to individuals seeking new or better employment, regardless of residency or income. All job seekers may utilize our Workforce Centers to obtain information on high-demand jobs in the area, learn about upcoming hiring events and job fairs, receive resume and job search assistance, attend a workshop or orientation and receive basic assessments. Low-to-moderate income individuals, or others with specific barriers to employment, may also be eligible for specific programs that can help fund their education or training as part of an individual employment plan created by the job seeker in collaboration with our trained staff.
Services we provide include:
• Resume writing
• Interview skills
• Career exploration
• Job search strategies
• Specialty Services
• New career transition
• Job leads
Being unemployed is temporary and is the perfect time to network and retool for your next career. People who use our services find employment faster than those who go it alone. The workplace is constantly changing and how you search for a job is constantly evolving. Workforce Partnership is here to supply you with new tools to help reach your career goals. When visiting with us share whether you were laid off, or if your job was sent overseas, as situations like this may qualify you for additional services. Anyone can use our offices and receive basic career services. However, some programs and funding are reserved for residents of Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte Counties, with low to moderate income and particular barriers to employment. Visit any one of our Workforce Centers; our dedicated staff is here to assist you in finding gainful, meaningful employment. All at no cost to you.
If you are filing for unemployment benefits through the State of Kansas, the following video tutorials may be of help to you. Through this link, you will find guides for claimants on applying for benefits, what to do after filing your initial claim, information about the My Reemployment and RESEA programs, and the appeals process.
Services for Veterans
Workforce Partnership is here to help transfer your skills from the military to your next career. Our Veterans Representatives are veterans themselves and have been where you are. They have extensive experience helping transitioning military personnel and their spouses navigate the job market, and are regularly networking with employers seeking to hire veterans like you. In addition, our workforce center staff includes Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists under the Jobs for Veterans State Grants Program who develop job and training opportunities for veterans, with special emphasis on veterans with service-connected disabilities. Qualified Veterans and their spouses always receive priority access to all our resources and services. It doesn’t matter how long ago you served our country, we now stand ready to serve you.
Workforce Partnership assists individuals over the age of 50 to prepare for a change in employment or to return to the labor force after retirement or other hiatus. We support more experienced job seekers through funds for education and training, digital skill development, introduction to social media networking, job search assistance, job clubs and other supportive services. Workforce Partnership proudly partners with AARP Foundation to deliver its Back to Work 50+ Program and is a network service provider offering special Smart Strategies Workshops and related group coaching services. For our Back to Work 50+ Flyer and information on how to register for a Smart Strategies Workshop, click here.
Mature Worker Round Table Sessions meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Join us! No pre-registration needed to attend.
Johnson County Workforce Center 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Wyandotte County Workforce Center 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Workforce Partnership is here to support your employment goals with staff trained to focus on your strengths, skills and abilities. We can also help you coordinate additional resources and services. Workforce Partnership provides a warm, encouraging environment and we hope that you feel comfortable sharing any work place challenges you may have. Remember, disability inclusion starts with you. This informational video from the Department of Labor explains why a person should self-identify to their employer.
Workforce Partnership also provides services to assist Young Adults ages 16-24 to prepare for employment through job readiness programs, funds for education and training , skill development services, job search assistance, and other supportive services. Please visit our WIOA Young Adult page and our YouthBuild KCK page for detailed information on our programs.