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From the County’s southwest corner where the intermodal and Logistics Park are expected to generate 14,000 jobs and $1.4 billion, to the northeast region where excitement is building over the anticipated fall 2014 completion of IKEA Merriam, it’s a great time to do business in Johnson County. Over the last 15 years, Johnson County has provided more jobs than any other county in Kansas. Fueled by stellar regional universities and local colleges, a metro-wide focus on entrepreneurship, easy access to transportation and a strong Midwestern work ethic, Johnson County’s economy has created a net increase of 2,800 private sector employers over the past 10 years.

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New program hopes to help nearly 100 people find jobs in the community

Johnson County Developmental Supports hopes to help nearly 100 people with an intellectual or developmental disability find a competitive job in the community over the next five years. This lofty but achievable goal is due to JCDS receiving a $1.2 million grant called “End Dependence.” The Kansas Rehabilitation Services division of the Kansas Department for Children and Families awarded JCDS the grant, and the funding will go towards serving 120 people in a progressive employment, or internship-model program, with the goal of securing competitive employment for 80 percent of participants.

The community employment team at JCDS is seeking both business and individuals to participate in the End Dependence program.

For businesses

All Kansas City employers are invited to get in touch with JCDS to find out about being an End Dependence host site. JCDS will work with businesses such as hospitals, hotels, retail establishments, industrial settings, warehouses to set up temporary internships lasting at least four weeks. Individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability can gain some work experience, learning a job’s specific skills and requirements as well as some of the softer skills necessary to work in the community. Interns’ wages will be paid by Vocational Rehab.

For more information, please contact Andrea Bishop at 913-826-2217 or Andrea.Bishop@jocogov.org

For individuals

JCDS is looking for people over 18 who have been deemed eligible for I/DD services by the Johnson County Community Developmental Disability Organization (CDDO.) Ideally, participants should have no prior work experience, or have worked but have experienced some challenges with community employment.

For more information, please contact Kim Perry at 913-826-2340 or Kim.Perry@jocogov.org.

This video provides some examples of successful local job placements for people with I/DD in several different industries.

 

Free disaster response workshop on May 26

Is your organization prepared to continue operations should a tornado strike? We're here to help.

A free workshop on May 26 will allow businesses as well as public sector, non-governmental and voluntary organizations to discuss how they would respond to a severe weather scenario in Johnson County, and form partnerships before a real disaster strikes.

Johnson County Emergency Management & Communications, FEMA and Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. are partnering on the full day event which will feature presentations, panel discussions and a scenario-based discussion. The workshop is free but registration is required. 

More information and a link to register are available in this flyer.

 

Drone Video of New Century AirCenter

Drone video of New Century AirCenter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6dLVvC8C0g(courtesy of Southwest Johnson County KS Economic Development Corporation)

Contractor Licensing educates professionals from near and far

Approximately 2300 contractors, engineers and other building professionals from across the country came to Johnson County for their continuing education. Last week was the 14th year of Johnson County's Fall Education Seminar. Johnson County is the nation’s largest producer of construction code continuing education. Please view this short video to learn more about this important resource for the building and construction industry.

Last week to register for Contractor Licensing Fall Seminar

We still have spots available for the Contractor Licensing Program 2015 Fall Education Seminar. This event takes place October 26-30 at the Overland Park Convention Center. Please click here to download the event brochure or register online.

Johnson County Contractor Licensing administers a uniform licensing program for 17 jurisdictions and produces quality construction related continuing education seminars for licensed contractors, trade practitioners, and building inspection professionals. We are proud to have been designated the International Code Council’s first Preferred Provider Program Provider, an accreditation which brings added value to Johnson County program continuing education credit.

Free cyber security conference on Oct. 6

In support of National Cyber Security Awareness month, Johnson County is honored to host its 6th Annual Cyber Security Conference and Expo in conjunction with National Cyber Security Alliance.

  • When: October 6, 2015 - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Where: Johnson County Administration Building, 111 S. Cherry St., Ste 200, Olathe, KS 66061
  • Registration: Cyber Conference and Expo.
  • Poster Contest: Contest Information
  • Cost: FREE (no cost to attend!)
  • Lunch Provided
  • Free Parking: Parking garage on corner of Cherry St. and Loula St.

Certificate of attendance will be available for continuing education credits.

Visit the conference website for additional details.