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News and Alerts

Secretary García and Deputy Sec. Flachsbarth in Wichita

Kansas Secretary of Labor Delía García and Deputy Secretary Brett Flachsbarth will be in Wichita tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 16, to coordinate the state’s response efforts for workers affected by the recent Boeing 737 MAX production halt. García and Flachsbarth will have media availability at the Workforce Center, 2021 N. Amidon, Ste. 1100, from 11 a.m. to noon. 

They will also accommodate media between scheduled response meetings from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. as they are available. For more information or to arrange a specific time, contact Julie Menghini at (785) 581-7307. Read more here.

Secretary García Releases Aviation Worker Response Webpage and Resources

At the direction of Governor Laura Kelly, Wichita native and Kansas Secretary of Labor Delía García released the Aviation Worker Response webpage for resources available for workers affected by the recent Boeing 737 MAX production halt. García will be in Wichita on Thursday to meet with stakeholders, listen to their concerns and coordinate the state’s response efforts based out of the Workforce Alliance center in Wichita. Read more here.

Aviation Worker Resources can be found here: https://www.dol.ks.gov/docs/default-source/home-page-news/2020/aviation-worker-response-resources.pdf 

1099-G Forms Will Be Mailed This Month

In January of each year, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1099-G is prepared and mailed by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) to each claimant who received unemployment compensation during the previous calendar year. This form shows the total amount of unemployment compensation paid during the calendar year and if elected, will show state or federal income taxes withheld. This same information is also provided to the IRS.

1099-G forms will be mailed to claimants prior to Jan. 31, 2020. Read more here.

2020 Labor Market Report Release Dates

The release dates for the 2020 labor market reports have been released. Read the full release here.

Labor Market Report November 2019

Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.1 percent in November. This was unchanged from 3.1 percent in October and a decrease from 3.3 percent in November 2018. Read more.
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