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Wichita, Kansas Overview

Located in south central Kansas along the Arkansas River, Wichita is the largest city in the state. A trading post on the Chisholm Trail in 1860, Wichita was established ten years later. By the 1930s, Wichita earned recognition as an aircraft manufacturing destination. Pioneers Clyde Cessna, Walter Beech, and Bill Lear managed projects in Wichita, marking Wichita as the “Air Capital of the World." Today, many of the aircraft corporations and aviation manufacturing companies of the early 20th century still maintain a large presence in Wichita’s workforce. Wichita also supports a strong cultural atmosphere between Wichita State University, Intrust Bank Arena, the Century II Performing Arts Center & Convention Center, and numerous art galleries, museums, and parks.

Forbes reports that the cost of living for Wichita’s 386,552 homeowners is 8.8 percent lower than the national average. The median household income was $48,945 and per capita income was $24,517 in 2013; the average household income dropped 0.3 percent last year. Housing, in particular, sits well below the national average, with a cost of living figure of 70 compared to the national average of 100. The median home price for 2013 was $120,100, which shows a 4.6 percent rise in home value.

Wichita Job Opportunities

Wichita jobs create a robust economy with a wide range of manufacturing jobs, private and public corporate positions, healthcare facilities, and educational facilities. True to tradition, the top employers of jobs in Wichita, KS still pull from the aviation manufacturing industry, with Cessna Aircraft Co. employing around 11,300, Spirit Aerosystems employing around 10, 900, and Hawker Beechcraft employing over 6,700. The second largest industry is healthcare, and Via Christi Healthcare alone staffs about 6,393. Third, the Unified School District (USD) of Wichita has about 5,482 employees.

Another large employer, Koch Industries, headquartered in Wichita and a global natural-resource corporation, benefited from the nearby Butler County’s oil boom to put Wichita on the energy map. As such, consider El Dorado jobs or positions in other adjoining areas for further opportunities.

Wichita Employment Trends

According to the August 2014 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wichita's 5.7 percent unemployment rate makes it below the national average of 6.1 percent, but slightly higher than Kansas’ rate of 4.9 percent. In 2013, Wichita jobs reportedly grew at 1.2 percent, and 1.6 percent is the expected growth rate for next year.

Wichita, KS jobs reveal a long entrepreneurial history with businesses like Coleman, Koch Industries, Pizza Hut, and White Castle having debuted there, and the downtown area has seen major development initiatives. On Forbes List of best small cities for business and careers, Wichita ranks 137th in the nation, 57th for cost of business, and 190th for job growth. Though the manufacturing industry remains dominant, education, government positions, and healthcare jobs in Wichita also offer consistent employment.

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Wichita, KS
Manpower is currently hiring an FAA Technician to support our client's team in Wichita, KS! MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Constructs, maintains, and tests electrical systems and components Uses measuring and diagnostic tools to test and modify electronic parts Ensures systems and components meet established specifications JOB REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED Associates Degree or Certificat...
A Career with Us Will Provide You with: · A marketing plan we help you customize to build your brand effectively · A comprehensive training program focused on people and marketing strategy · Financial support during your early years to help you build your business · Compete with our elite and score trips to awesome places like Hawaii, Beijing and Münich, Germany Realize Your Potential Being ...
Sr Engineer-WD30017374 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are ...
Wichita, KS
Immediate start. 3rd Shift (11:00 pm to 6:00am) The right candidate will improve the level of customer service and improve delivery metrics. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office 2010 or better. Typing skills of at least 40WPM. Aerospace industry experience is preferred but not required. Occupation Description: Marketing and Sales consists of jobs associated with the marketing and sellin...
Earn $190.00+ daily, will train Dryer Vent Cleaning Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983 and accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train. Job Advancement Opportunity. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-903-410...
Vinyl Window & Siding Installers Needed American Exteriors is one of the top 15 remodeling companies in the US. We are in the thick of a large year for installations and we are in need of qualified installers. This contract position will be responsible for the installation of residential windows and siding while providing quality service and expertise. Our installers are paid daily, after the co...
Wichita, KS
Outside Sales Representative / Account Manager If you are a confident and highly motivated individual looking for a great sales opportunity with uncapped earnings and growth potential, join our Sales team at Central Payment! We are seeking energetic and entrepreneurial Outsides Sales Reps to market our credit card processing services and social media tools to businesses across the country. Job D...
BESCORP Proprietary and Confidential 1 SENSEI POSITION DESCRIPTION BESCORP labor grades include the strategically focused Master Sensei;deployment focused Senior Sensei, and tactically focused Sensei. The tactically focused Sensei acts as facilitator and coach to Client personnel at all levels throughthe entire Plan-Do-Check-Adjust cycle of Value Stream Analysis, Kaizen Events, Structured Prob...
Wichita, KS
Manpower is looking for an FAA Technician to work for our client in Wichita, KS. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Constructs, maintains, and tests electrical systems and components. Uses measuring and diagnostic tools to test and modify electronic parts. Ensures systems and components meet established specifications. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. May be required ...
Wichita, KS
Manpower is currently hiring an FAA Technician to support our client's team in Wichita, KS! MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Constructs, maintains, and tests electrical systems and components Uses measuring and diagnostic tools to test and modify electronic parts Ensures systems and components meet established specifications JOB REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED Associates Degree or Certificat...
Wichita, KS
Manpower is currently hiring an FAA TECHNICIAN-LEVEL 2 for one of our clients in Wichita,KS! MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Constructs, maintains, and tests electrical systems and components. Uses measuring and diagnostic tools to test and modify electronic parts. Ensures systems and components meet established specifications. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. May ...
Wichita, KS
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Wichita, KS
Job Title:BICSI Level II/ITS Lead Technician Location:Wichita, KS Length of Project: 6 Months to Permanent Job Description Client is seeking one BICSI Level II or ITS lead technician for an ongoing project with a nationwide chain. Ideal candidate will have the following; 1) BICSI Level II or ITS certification - Current with updated CE credits. 2) Lead technician work with at least 5 years of...
Wichita, KS
Foodservice Sales Opener Are you tired of being a number? If you are not a “Corporate Type” and like to be left alone to succeed in your job, this may be the opportunity for you. We are a full-line foodservice distributor where an individual can still make a difference and be recognized. Today, we provide access to more than 12,000 line items to a broad range of customers throughout Missouri, Ok...
Lifestyle Publications is seeking highly motivated, sales background individuals to launch and run their own businesses within their local community. This is a chance for you to own, run and grow your own business as a Sales Director with zero upfront cost to Lifestyle Publications. Our Sales Directors receive full support and training. Our business model requires no need for knowledge within th...
Wichita, KS
We have a client looking for FAA Electronic Technicians FAA POSITION Constructs, maintains, and tests electrical systems and components. Uses measuring and diagnostic tools to test and modify electronic parts. Ensures systems and components meet established specifications. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. May be required to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in are...
UPG Test Technician-WD30005457 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share...
UPG Test Technician-WD30015841 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share...
SAP Master Data Bill of Material (BOM) Specialist.-WD30015013 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies...
UPG Design Drafter-WD30016560 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share ...

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