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State Workforce Development Board

Cindy Nau, Board Executive Director
1000 SW Jackson Street, Ste. 100
Topeka, KS 66612-1354
Phone: (785) 368-7209
Fax: (785) 296-1404

Key Workforce Priorities

  1. Champion a unified statewide vision and direction for the Kansas workforce system.
  2. Engage in active and intentional communication and collaboration to achieve desired outcomes.
  3. Catalyze energies around best practice models of training and job matching.

Fast Facts

  • Kansas Unemployment Rate as of January 21, 2011 is 6.7%.
  • Of the 25 highest paying jobs in Kansas ($83.380 – $150,790 per year), 12 are in high demand.
  • Of the 18 lowest paying jobs in Kansas ($14,640 - $15,450 per year), 18 are in high demand.
  • The top five industries predicted to have the most future job growth from 2006 to 2016 are: 1) Support activities for transportation, 2) Social assistance, 3) Financial investment & related activity, 4) Telecommunications and 5) Management of companies and enterprises.
  • The top five fastest growing industries from 2006-2016 are: 1) Support activities for transportation, 2) Social assistance, 3) ISPs, search portals & data processing, 4) Financial investment & related activity and 5) Telecommunications.

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