Help for those who are laid off

Aircraft Workers

WICHITA, Kansas – There are several resources to help the 575 workers laid off at Cessna and Beechcraft.

The United Way of the Plains does not have plans at this time to open a Laid-Off Workers Center, but we will continue to monitor the situation.

In the past, the United Way has opened a center when local layoffs reach a large enough number that the available social services become extremely overloaded.

As far as local services available, here are a few:

United Methodist Open Door Food Pantry – 267-4201

Catholic Charities Food Pantry – 262-8898

Wichita Workforce Center – 771-6800

As far as information on other jobs, here are a few KSN has collected.

HRePartners – Kansas HRePartners is an association of employers pooling their resources to provide convenient access to information and excellent service to our customers.

Spirit Aerosystems – Spirit is looking to fill approximately 250 positions in Wichita. The open positions include opportunities primarily for engineers and mechanics.


APEX Engineering

McPherson County Career Fair – The fair will be held Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Best Western Holiday Manor. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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