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Local Area I is comprised of 62 counties located in central
and western Kansas.

As required by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the membership of the LWIB consists of representatives from business, education, rehabilitation services, public assistance agencies and public employment services.

Members of the LWIB represent organizations, agencies, or other entities and in compliance with the WIA, at least 51 percent of its members are from private businesses.


Kansas Local Area I Workforce Investment Board
d.b.a. Kansas WorkforceONE

Request for Comment
Local Area I Strategic and Operational Plan Modification

The Local Area I Workforce Investment Board (LWIB) invites comment on Program Year January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2017 Modification to its Two-Year Strategic and Operational Plan. Comment period is from December 6, 2012 – January 4, 2013; all comments must be received by 5:00pm on January 4, 2013. To access the plan electronically please visit www.la1lwib.org. To access a physical copy of the plan please contact the LWIB office at 785-493-8018. Comments maybe submitted by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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View WIA Success Stories from the State of Kansas on the Workforce Investment Works website.




PY2014 Kansas WorkforceONE Meeting Dates

1st Quarter Meeting
October 10, 2014
Great Bend, KS
2nd Quarter Meeting
December 5, 2014
Great Bend, KS
Kansas Workforce Summit
January, 2015
Topeka, KS
3rd Quarter Meeting
March 13, 2015
Great Bend, KS
4th Quarter Meeting
June 19, 2015
Great Bend, KS

Committee Meetings:

Operations Committee Conference Call
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
10:00am to 11:00am

Executive Committee Conference Call
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
10:00am to 11:00am
Youth Council Conference Call
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please contact administrative office for agenda and additional information.


New Member Orientation Tentative Dates

September 26, 2014
February 27, 2015


Personnel Application

Kansas WorkforceOne Personnel Application:
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Strategic Plan

Local Area Strategic Plan
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KS Annual Report

State of Kansas Annual Report
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