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
KDOL would like to congratulate Sergeant (E-5) Peter Brady on his graduation from the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program (CFP). Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. spoke at the ceremony held at Ft. Leavenworth on July 26. Brady will begin his employment at KDOL on Aug. 13 as director of the Industrial Safety and Health (ISH) division.
"The Hiring Our Heroes Program is vital to ensure each and every person who honorably exits the military is afforded an opportunity to put their skills to work for a civilian employer," said Governor Colyer. "It is a terrific example of what can be accomplished when the military and business work together. I want to congratulate Sergeant Brady on his graduation and wish him luck in his future work with KDOL." Read more here.
Secretary Gordon Approves Appointment of Judge Larson
Secretary Lana Gordon approved Troy Larson for the position of Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Administrative Law Judge, Workers Compensation Division in Lenexa. Larson’s nomination was submitted by the Workers Compensation and Employment Security Boards Nominating Committee to fill the position previously held by Judge Steven Howard who retired in March after serving 27 years. Read more here.
Healthcare Occupations Remain the Highest Paying Jobs in Kansas - 2018 Kansas Wage Survey
KDOL 2018 Kansas Wage Survey is now available online. This publication provides employment and wage estimates by occupation. In addition to statewide and metropolitan area numbers, the publication provides estimates for 12 sub-state areas (local areas and projection regions), which are based on Kansas' labor market areas. Data for all 105 counties are available. Read more here.
Labor Market Report June 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 June. This was unchanged from May and down from 3.6 percent in June 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 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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