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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.

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News and Alerts

Labor Market Report March 2019

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 March. This was up from 3.4 percent in February and up from 3.4 percent in March 2018. Read more here.

New Labor Market Services Director Appointed to KDOL Leadership Team

Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Acting Secretary, Delía García, has selected Angela Berland to serve as Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) Director for the agency. The appointment is effective immediately. Read more here.

Human Trafficking Training Sessions Held Throughout the State

Human trafficking is happening every day in the state of Kansas, but goes largely unnoticed. If you work in the hospitality, food services, travel, or tourism industries, join ECPAT-USA and the Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt to increase your awareness of human trafficking through two hour training sessions in Kansas City, Topeka, and Wichita on April 29 and 30, 2019.

For more information, visit www.ag.ks.gov/ht-training.

KDOL Honors Debra Meyer for Meritorious Service

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is proud to announce the winner of its March Employee Recognition and Award Program, Debra Meyer, Program Specialist, UI Benefits Administration, who was honored for Meritorious Service. Read more here.

KDOL Recognized at National Seminar

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies' (NASWA) 2019 State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) Seminar in Nashville recently recognized several employers, Professional Employer Organizations (PEO's), Third-Party-Administrators (TPA's), and agencies for their dedication to reducing fraud and waste in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system by their commitment to utilizing SIDES for UI benefit claims.

KDOL, along with other state agencies, attended the seminar and accepted the award at a ceremony on April 4, 2019.

Read more on the NASWA website: https://www.naswa.org/news/employers-agencies-recognized-for-dedication-to-eliminating-unemployment-waste-and-abuse-4419

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