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JOCO KS Works is a program funded by Johnson County using CARES Act dollars that provides job search, job placement, and training opportunities to Johnson County residents who have experienced a negative impact on their employment due to COVID-19.
Those interested in a new job or training are asked to arrange a meeting at Workforce Partnership to set up their KansasWorks job seeker account, apply for a job of interest, or talk to a career navigator about classroom and work-based training options. Classroom training is provided at no cost to the job seeker through this program.
Workforce Partnership offers many services, including skills assessments, resume development, job search resources, partner agency referrals, tuition assistance, GED and ESL support, and pre-vocational services. If you are unemployed, furloughed, have had your hours or wages cut due to COVID-19, and want to set up a time to meet with Workforce Partnership, please contact the Johnson County Workforce Center at (913) 577-5900.
In order to be eligible for CARES Act assistance, you must meet the criteria below.
You must be a Johnson County resident.
Your employment must have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes, but is not limited to:
Layoffs or furloughs
Reduction in wages
Reduction in hours
You must be eligible to work in the United States.
If you have any questions regarding whether or not you are eligible for CARES Act funding, please contact us at the Johnson County Workforce Center at (913) 577-5900.
Job seekers enrolled in JOCO KS Works have a variety of training/course options to choose from. Workforce Partnership has partnered with Johnson County Community College, the University of Kansas, and other quality training providers to offer a diverse list of training courses and programs. Participants should also take advantage of the resources provided by KansasWorks. KansasWorks’ job board lists available careers in the Kansas City metro area and across the state. Click the links below to view the training/education courses offered by KansasWorks and other providers.
If you currently do not have a KansasWorks account, please go to the job seeker tab on KansasWorks and create a new account. You will need to provide your date of birth, name, and address to create an account for yourself.
Through CARES Act funding, Workforce Partnership can also provide aid and support to anyone in classroom or work-based training. If you need assistance with any equipment or materials necessary for your course (ex. textbooks, computer or internet access), we can provide funding to acquire those supports. If you need transportation or child care assistance while in training, we can help you with those costs. While we cannot assist you with every need, we have partnered with other community organizations that can help you with such other items as rent or utility assistance. Please mention any additional supports you may need with your Career Navigator.
If you are interested in taking advantage of the CARES Act funding, please visit, call or email the Johnson County Workforce Center to speak with one of our Career Navigators. They will provide you with more information about JOCO KS Works, guide you towards to training course or career path of your choice, and help get you enrolled in the program.
Hours of operation:
Johnson County Workforce Center
8535 Bluejacket St.
Lenexa, KS 66214
Mondays & Wednesdays
9:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Mondays & Wednesdays
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Johnson County Community College (Regnier Center Room – 170)
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210
Walks-Ins & By Appointment:
9:00 am – 3:00 pm