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
Labor Market Report April 2018
Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.4 percent in April. This was unchanged from March and down from 3.6 percent in April 2017. Read more here.
KDOL Short-Term Industry and Occupational Employment Projections
The Kansas Department of Labor has published short-term industry and occupational employment projections for the First Quarter of 2017 to the First Quarter of 2019. Employment is expected to grow by nearly 12,000 jobs by the First Quarter of 2019. This growth is spread across the industry and occupation spectrum. There are employment opportunities for individuals with a wide degree of education and experience. Read more here.
State of Kansas Launches My Reeployment Plan
In an effort to match unemployed job seekers with Kansas employers looking to hire workers, Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., is proud to announce that the State of Kansas has launched "My (Re)Employment Plan," a program that blends enhanced workforce services with personal responsibility to get Kansans back to work faster.
The collaboration between the Kansas Department of Labor, Kansas Department of Commerce and the KANSASWORKS Workforce System will provide enhanced reemployment services to Kansans who are unemployed and looking for work. The program, called "My (Re)Employment Plan" connects unemployment recipients with workforce service professionals in their area. Unemployed Kansans who are receiving benefits will be provided, free of charge, personalized job search assistance. Read more here.
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.
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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