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Who We Are

The Manhattan Workforce Center is a single point of entry to a network of employment, training and educational opportunities and providers in the following counties:

  • Pottawatomie
  • Riley

We help businesses find skilled employees and career seekers access employment opportunities through high quality information and services. Our focus is to provide workforce solutions which promote economic growth.

Your local Manhattan One-Stop Center!

Employers, job seekers, career changers and students will find help for their work related needs at the Manhattan Workforce Center. We pride ourselves on helping find the right worker for your job opening, and the right job for your career goals. We are truly a “One Stop” for anything related to our local workforce. A variety of agencies and non-profit groups partner to present a full menu of workforce services. From long term training to short term training, from hiring new workers to skills upgrades for existing workers, from simple job searches to career assessments and counseling, from worker referrals to professional Human Resources services, the Manhattan Workforce Center partners have the expertise and experience to help you.

Most of our services to you are pre-paid through various grants overseen by a "Local Workforce Development Board” (LWDB), primarily comprised of business owners who know the economy and the labor market. The Workforce Center is managed by Heartland Works, Inc., a private non-profit that also provides many of the services in the Center. With its partners, Heartland Works, Inc. follows federal regulations under the Workforce Innnovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to ensure our supporting grant funds are efficiently, effectively and appropriately invested.

If you would like more information on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB), the LWDB’s plan for Northeast Kansas, or Heartland Works, Inc., please visit the Heartland Works, Inc. web site.

The Manhattan Workforce Center complies with:
Equal Opportunity is the Law: [§ 37.29].

It is against the law for this recipient of federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following basis: against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, belief or genetic information and; against any beneficiary of programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA), on the basis of the beneficiary’s Citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or his or her participation in any WIOA Title I-financially assisted program or activity. The recipient must not discriminate in any of the following areas: deciding who will be admitted, or have access, to any WIOA Title I-financially assisted program or activity; providing opportunities in, or treating any person with regard to, such a program or activity; or making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program or activity.

NOTICE: If you require accommodation to apply for federal financial assistance provided by WIOA, please contact us and tell us what accommodation you require. Call the Workforce Center near you or email the Administrative Office of Heartland Works, Inc.

LOCAL AREA ii Designated Equal Opportunity Officer

Ms. Sharon Beyer, Senior Operations Director
Heartland Works, Inc.
5020 SW 28 th St. , Suite 100
Topeka , KS   66614 -2348
Voice 784-234-0500 . TDD: # 800-766-3777
Fax: 785-234-0552

© Heartland Works, Inc. All rights reserved.



Manhattan Workforce Center
205 S. 4th Street, Suite K
Manhattan, KS 66502-6111

Telephone: 785-539-5691
Fax: 785-539-5697


Jennifer Wirtz
Jo Brunner


Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(except State holidays)