Wichita Employment Opportunities
One of the advantages Wichita Kansas has to offer to prospective employers is the availability of a reliable work force and employment opportunities abound throughout the region. With unemployment figures which seldom rise above seven percent, Wichita’s workers are regularly and productively employed.
Kansas remains above the national average in percentage of employees in manufacturing and small and medium industries account for the increasing numbers of employees.
Wichita has long been an incubator for entrepreneurship, offering a wide spectrum of career opportunities for trained professionals to skilled workers and everything in between. Although the economy has put the crunch on some business, others continue to prospect, including construction, retail and service and tourism industries.
Entreprenuership is alive in Wichita and is one of Wichita’s brightest spots. Numerous companies were born here including: Boeing, Cessna, Beech, Pizza Hut, Rent-A-Center, InterVoice Brite, Coleman and Learjet. Wichita State University is home to the Center for Entrepreneurship, a nationally ranked center which offers undergraduate and graduate classes and degrees.
- Venture House Employment Program
Educational and career assessments are provided, as well as educational assistance in the form of tutoring, GED instruction and vocational preparation.
- WSU Office of Career Services
Comprehensive job services are offered free or at a minimal charge for currently enrolled students and all others in the Wichita community for a fee. Services include current position listings, career resource library, job search workshops, and a computerized referral service.
Wichita Area Largest Employers
With a motto like “The Air Capital of the World,”
it’s no wonder many local jobs are in the aircraft industry.