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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.


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




PY2015 Kansas WorkforceONE Meeting Dates

1st Quarter Meeting
September 25, 2015
Great Bend, KS
2nd Quarter Meeting
December 4, 2015
Great Bend, KS
Kansas Workforce Summit
January 20-21, 2016
Topeka, KS
3rd Quarter Meeting
March 18, 2016
Great Bend, KS
4th Quarter Meeting
June 17, 2016
Great Bend, KS

Committee Meetings:

One-Stop meeting – August 24, 2015 at 10:00am

Operations meeting – August 18, 2015 at 10:00am

Youth Development meeting – August 20, 2015 at 10:00am

Please contact administrative office for agenda and additional information.

Funding Policy Change

Adult Prioritization Policy Change

Public Notice

Paymaster RFP Public Notice and Paymaster RFP


New Member Orientation Tentative Dates

September 26, 2014
February 27, 2015


Personnel Application

Kansas WorkforceOne Personnel Application:
Download the Application

Strategic Plan

Local Area Strategic Plan
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