KANSASWORKS unveils new mobile center

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- KANSASWORKS unveiled the newest member of their mobile workforce fleet.

(Source: Dept. of Commerce)

Gov. Laura Kelly and Commerce Secretary David Toland were in attendance when KANSASWORKS unveiled their new Mobile Workforce Center.

“Delivering effective workforce services to Kansas residents is a priority of my administration,” Gov. Kelly said. “While there is a broad network of brick-and-mortar Workforce Centers across the state, not all Kansans can easily access those services. This Mobile Workforce Center will deliver those same quality services to individuals who might not otherwise have an opportunity to access them.”

“Developing and retaining a strong pipeline of talent is key to the health and sustainability of Kansas’ economy,” Secretary Toland said. “KANSASWORKS plays an integral role in connecting job seekers to businesses, and the new Mobile Workforce Center will extend our reach into areas we may not have reached before.”

The mobile center will help provide services to areas that lack their own permanent workforce centers or that have high demands for work.

“One of our goals as a State Board is to increase accessibility to residents in rural Kansas communities, and I’m excited that we’re able to deploy a new tool to help us achieve that goal,” KANSASWORKS Board Chair David Harwood said. “The Mobile Workforce Center is staffed and equipped with the latest technology to enable our customers to receive the same levels of service they would experience in a physical Workforce Center.”

The center has six internet ready computer stations and an interactive SMART Board and audio visual system that can be used for presentations.

KANSASWORKS helps people with job searches and learning job-seeking skills for free.