City partners with Wichita Independent Business Association to expand workforce

In an effort to create more jobs, the city of Wichita is partnering with the Wichita Independent Business Association to work with small businesses in the area.

The agreement has three components:

▪ Create at least 100 new jobs.

▪ Provide about $50,000 in scholarships to 100 people for job training.

▪ Provide mentoring to local businesses that want to expand their workforce.

The Wichita City Council agreed to the $125,000 deal at its meeting Tuesday.

Traditionally, the money would have gone toward business incentives, said City Manager Robert Layton.

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