The Cowley Workforce Center, Cowley First, Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce will host two informational meetings on the Youth Employment Project and how it can benefit area businesses. The meetings will be held on Monday March 5 (locations and times below).  Businesses interested should RSVP to or call 620-221-9951 or 620-442-3094.

Monday, March 5       Winfield Chamber of Commerce       11:30 a.m.
                                    123 E. 9th Ave.

Monday, March 5       Arkansas City Water Plant                  4:30 p.m.
                                    Meeting Room, 400 W. Madison

The Youth Employment Project is a community-wide collaborative that works with businesses, nonprofits, community organizations and government agencies to connect young adults to a first job experience or work experience opportunity.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 2.6 million young adults unemployed in the United States between the ages of 16 to 24. The Workforce Alliance (WA) is currently seeking more business partnerships to place 500 young adults in first jobs or work experience opportunities.  

The Workforce Alliance Local Workforce Development Board (WA) operates employment and training programs through the Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas in Butler, Cowley, Sedgwick and Sumner Counties.  For additional information on the Workforce Alliance please visit