Welcome to the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) site. KDOL assists in the prevention of economic insecurity through unemployment insurance and workers
compensation, by providing a fair and efficient venue to exercise employer and employee rights, and by helping employers promote a safe work environment for their employees.
This facilitates compliance with labor laws while enabling advancement of the economic well-being of the citizens of Kansas.
Lana Gordon, Secretary of Labor
News and Alerts
Spring 2018 Kansas Job Vacancy Survey
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) Division will soon launch the Spring 2018 Kansas Job Vacancy Survey (JVS). The survey asks for detailed information on job vacancies, educational requirements, wages and benefits offered. The JVS is a key component in matching job seekers with in-demand jobs. Read more here.
Labor Market Report January 2018
Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in January. This was unchanged from December and down from 3.9 percent in January 2017.
“Kansas starts the year at a low 3.5% unemployment rate,” said Secretary Lana Gordon. “The state's employers are looking to hire the 51,000 job seekers.” Read more here.
State Workplace Posters are available for Download FREE of Charge
Kansas employers are required by state and federal law to display certain posters in the workplace where they can be viewed by employees. All state posters are available for download FREE of charge through the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL). They are found online at http://www.dol.ks.gov/Laws/Posters.aspx "We want to ensure Kansas employers have all the resources they need to meet federal and state requirements," said Lana Gordon, KDOL Secretary. "Employers may get solicitations to purchase these required posters, but they need to know there are no–cost options available through our website. As a customer service, we are pleased to offer this essential information FREE of charge." Read more here.
KDOL Cracks Down on Unemployment Fraud
Kansas Department of Labor officials are drawing attention to unemployment fraud as a serious drain on the state's economy and spotlighting the severe consequences of the crime. Read more here.
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