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Who We Are

Heartland Works, Inc. is a 501(c)3, private non--profit company headquartered in Topeka, Kansas. Among other services, we administer the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration’s Workforce Development Act (WIOA) in Local Area II, which consists of the 17 counties shown on our Resources pages.

We have been serving businesses, job seekers and youth since 1987.

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What Does Heartland Works Do?

  • For students and job seekers, we help discover talents and career interests, pay for training, and refer to jobs. We help everyone, from those with advanced degrees seeking a career change to dislocated workers to first time workers to those leaving incarceration. If you want to work, we can help.
  • For businesses, we work along side of your Human Resource Dept. to help find, interview and train the right people. We can provide screening services, administer tests and assessments, and help build a labor pool. We can also help train your current workers. If you need space and / or office equipment for interviewing, the four Workforce Centers we operate can help.

What Services Are Available From Heartland Works?

A wide variety of services are available through Heartland Works and the local Workforce Centers, including:

  • Skill Assessment
  • Career and Job Placement Counseling
  • Basic Skills/GED Training
  • Job Readiness Classes/Workshops
  • First Time Worker Services
  • Vocational Training
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Youth and Student Vocational Services
  • Job Placement
  • Applicant Management and Screening
  • Interview Assistance
  • Turnover Reduction Services
On-the-Job Training
Career Counseling

To: www.workforcecenters.com  

Where Are Heartland Works Specialists Located?
Heartland Works Employment & Training Specialists are located in the Workforce Centers located in Junction City, Lawrence, Manhattan and Topeka. See our staff page for addresses and phone numbers.

What Are Workforce Centers?
Workforce Centers bring the “One Stop Shopping” concept to the workforce development system. In these centers you’ll find our partners from the Department of Commerce, Social and Rehabilitative Services, Veterans Services, and others. Local Area II Workforce Centers are generally open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and offer many free services for Job Seekers and Employers. Workforce Centers are equipped with Internet connected computers, telephones, and office equipment. Most of these facilities have Employer Centers for interviews and other related needs.

Who Oversees Heartland Works, Inc.?

Our Board of Directors is also, for the purpose of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) under which most of our activity falls, Northeast Kansas’ Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB). By law under WIOA, this board is comprised of at least 51% representatives of private, for profit businesses. This ensures that our Four-Year Plan meets the demands of the local economy.


Last Updated 8/17/15

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