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Governor Laura Kelly Kicks Off Reemployment Program, Visits Workforce Center
31 Mar 2021
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today visited Lenexa’s KANSASWORKS center to celebrate the relaunch of Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment Program (RESEA) and the return of in-person consultations in order to better serve the specific needs of Kansans looking for work.
“Kansans are getting back to school and back to work. Just last week we learned the unemployment rate is back to a pre-pandemic, record-low, 3.2%,” Governor Kelly said. “But despite the good numbers, we know there are many people who still struggle to re-enter the workforce. Today we re-launched in-person consultations at KANSASWORKS centers, to connect Kansans with employers and the more than 40,000 open jobs across the state.”
Kansas has over 40,000 active job openings. The counties with the largest concentration of active job openings are Johnson, Wyandotte, Sedgwick, Shawnee, Saline, Douglas and Riley County.
Top sectors for job postings include: Trade, Transportation, logistics, Health Services, Professional and Business Services, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Hospitality, Construction, Service Sector (not including government), Information Tech, Government (includes education and local government).