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Resources For Employment

Kansas City Employment Organizations

Preparing for your future career involves some sort of education or training. A good place to get started to plan your career is through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Career One Stop Shop. This is a national database of all organizations helping adults receive employment, training, certification, etc.

Career Toolkit

Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center and Training Center (KC, MO)

Excelsior Springs Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people, ages 16 through 24, improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.  Contact: (816) 629-3111

Workforce Partnership

Workforce Partnership is committed to building a workforce development system that meets the needs of both job seekers and employers throughout the Kansas City area. We have a network of career centers in Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte counties offering professional expertise to employers and job seekers.

Job Search Tip: Develop a brief intro about yourself and your experience. That way, when they say, ‘Tell me about yourselfwhy should I hire you?’ you have a memorized statement about why you’d be good on the job.

Full Employment Council

The Full Employment Council  (FEC), Inc. is a one-stop destination for job seekers and employers in the Greater Kansas City area.

Contact your local FEC or Submit a Question

Hire KC Youth:

Hire KC Youth is a citywide initiative dedicated to unlocking opportunity and connecting youth to future careers in Kansas City.  The mission of Hire KC Youth is to improve the social and economic outcomes of the region’s youth by attracting, aligning, and investing resources in coordinated, next-generation youth workforce programs.

SHIFT– (Employer and Employee Disability Inclusion):

SHIFT simplifies disability inclusion. We connect businesses and job seekers with everything needed in one easy-to-use place, including valuable coaching at every step. Created by the Greater Kansas City Business Leadership Network, SHIFT is changing the face of disability inclusion.

H&R Block Business & Career Center

Find financial and job resources at the Library through the H&R Block Business and  Career Center has dedicated staff and resources to provide employment, financial, business and non-profit services.

  • Job search online tools for finding employment
  • Job Now guides you through the necessary tasks to get a job, including acing the interview, building a résumé, and personality & career assessments.
  • Learning Express offers practice tests for standardized tests, such as the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and Law School Admission Test (LSAT), civil service exams, the U.S. citizenship test, and occupational licenses, including practice tests for nurses and paramedics.
  • Free classes, résumé creation, Internet and software basics, and job search strategies. Call 816.701.3717 to set up an appointment for a personal consultation with a business librarian to discuss your business, career, or financial concerns.

Find financial and job resources at the Library through the H&R Block Business and  Career Center has dedicated staff and resources to provide employment, financial, business and non-profit services.

  • Job search online tools for finding employment
  • Job Now guides you through the necessary tasks to get a job, including acing the interview, building a résumé, and personality & career assessments.
  • Learning Express offers practice tests for standardized tests, such as the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and Law School Admission Test (LSAT), civil service exams, the U.S. citizenship test, and occupational licenses, including practice tests for nurses and paramedics.
  • Free classes, résumé creation, Internet and software basics, and job search strategies. Call 816.701.3717 to set up an appointment for a personal consultation with a business librarian to discuss your business, career, or financial concerns.

Women’s Employment Network

The Women’s Employment Network helps women earn a brighter future for themselves, families and our community.

WEN services include:

  • Licensed case management and community referrals
  • Career exploration
  • Job-search assistance
  • Ongoing support for program graduates
  • Financial coaching and training

WEN is a part of the LISC Financial Opportunity Center Network that is improving lives across the country. To learn more, click here.  Email WEN or Call(816) 822-8083

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Bishop Sullivan Center has 3 locations (Truman, Troost, KCK) for job search. We assist with resume building, on-line applications, and barrier removal.

Contact: (816) 561-8515

Email: Shilo Foster

AVID – 972-591-2550 – Simply, AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

Cristo Rey Network – 816-457-6044 – As the largest network of high schools in the United States whose enrollment is limited to low-income youth, the Cristo Rey Network delivers a distinctive approach to inner-city education that equips students with the knowledge, character, and skills to transform their lives. From freshman year, Cristo Rey schools establish a culture of high-expectations by blending rigorous academics, four years of professional work experience, Catholic moral values, and support for students to and through college.

GearUP – 913-432-0435 – The GEAR UP program is a federally funded program (U.S.D.E) designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

Job Corps – 816-921-3366 – Job Corps’ mission is to help young people ages 16 through 24 (soon to have an age cap of 28) improve the quality and satisfaction of their lives through vocational and academic training.

National Math and Science Initiative – 214-346-1200 – NMSI’s College Readiness Program is a comprehensive approach that increases teacher effectiveness and student achievement in rigorous math and science courses through training, teacher and student support, vertical teaming, open enrollment, and incentives.

Teen Life – Access resources to assist with college admissions and prep, gap year programs, community service, tutoring and test prep

Career Exploring – Engage in mentorships and career and life-enhancing opportunities

KU Talent Search – 913-342-9823 – KU TRIO Talent Search offers students and their families a number of services to help in the postsecondary decision making process.

PREP-KC – 816-931-7737 – PREP-KC is improving the education of Kansas City’s urban students by providing resources to prepare all students for college and careers.

Upward Bound-Avila University – 816-501-2400 – Upward Bound is a federally funded program that prepares its participants for college. It serves first generation and/or limited-income students. The Upward Bound (UB) program is designed to foster in its students the skills and motivation necessary for a successful high school career and smooth transition to college.

Green Works – Find job skill training, financial literacy and paid summer internships that prepare students for life after high school

20/20 Leadership – 816-520-0014 – The mission of 20/20 Leadership is to educate and expose students to community issues, teach leadership skills and build community-wide relationships, all of which encourages success in life. Ultimately 20/20 Leadership creates a stronger work force and a more involved community.

Urban Ranger Corps – Learn about a program that prepares inner-city male teens through work experience, service and leadership

Youth Ambassadors – Develop life and soft job skills through creative expression and academic success

Summer Job League – Find workforce placement opportunities for ages 16-24 to earn workplace skill certificates and to connect with area businesses

High Aspirations – Develop personal and life skills, available to African-American young men

Boys Grow – Learn about entrepreneurship in this program for inner-city boys ages 14-16

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