Most Vacant Occupations

Top Five Most Vacant Occupations Statewide
0 Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers, Hand 500 $9.18 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 2,086 10% 9% 8% 7% Waiters & Waitresses $5.54 Registered Nurses Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendants Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer # of Vacancies 1,888 6% 5% $23.41 1,670 4% 3% $9.38 1,641 2% 1% $19.38 1,551 0%

Local Area Highlights
Job Vacancy Rate & Average Wage Offer
$20
$16.15 $13.80 $12.50 $11.97 $10.72 $12.78 $14.21 $11.21 $11.70 $13.61 $12.96

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Labor Market Information Services

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The Top Five Most Vacant Occupations: • Represent almost 17 percent of all job vacancies in Kansas. • Include two health care occupations. • Include two occupations that pay an average starting wage of more than $19.00 an hour.

The State of Kansas is divided into five Local Areas for purposes of workforce development. Information about job vacancies in each Local Area, what counties are located in each Local Area and information about Job Vacancies in Kansas is available on the KDOL Web site: www.dol.ks.gov.

AT A GLANCE Job Vacancies in Kansas 2007
DID YOU KNOW? There were 52,229 job vacancies in Kansas during the second quarter of 2007.
K-R&I- P 441 (Rev. 10- 07)

DID YOU KNOW? The statewide job vacancy rate is 4.0 percent, or 4 job vacancies for every 100 filled positions.
For further information, please contact Dorothy D. Stites, Director, Labor Market Information Services, Kansas Department of Labor, 401 S.W. Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66603-3182 Phone: 785-296-5058 • Web site: www.dol.ks.gov • E-mail: laborstats@dol.ks.gov

Education Requirements
Statewide Job Vacancies Percent of Vacancies by Education Requirement
50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
$8.38 $10.40 $15.97 $12.99 $30.60 $21.80

Starting Wage Offer
Statewide Job Vacancies Percent of Vacancies by Minimum Hourly Wage Offer
$50 $40 $30 $20 $10 $0 $18.00 - $20.99 $15.00 - $17.99 $12.00 - $14.99 $9.00 - $11.99 $6.00 - $8.99 < $6.00 0% 6% 10% 20% 30% 40% 5% 8% 10% 19% 28% $21.00 + 8%

Employee Benefits
Statewide Job Vacancies Benefits Offered by Size of Employer
Retirement Paid Vacation Paid Sick Leave Health Insurance 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%

No Education Requirement

High School Diploma

Vocational Training

Associate's

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% of Vacancies

Avg Min Wage Offer

All Job Vacancies 4 employees or less 5 to 49 employees 50 to 249 employees 250 employees or more

• Job vacancies requiring an advanced degree (masters and above) received nearly three times the wage of those requiring high school or a GED. • Job vacancies which required a bachelor’s degree paid more than twice as much as those only requiring high school or a GED. • Approximately 16 percent (or 8,140) of the job vacancies in Kansas required bachelor’s or advanced degrees.

• Nearly 31 percent of the job vacancies reported statewide paid at least $12.00 per hour. • The statewide median mimumum wage offer was $9.75 per hour and the median maximum wage offer was $11.00 per hour. • Many factors determine wage levels offered by employers. Some are the supply and demand of labor in a particular occupation, the level at which an employer is looking to hire, the occupation itself and the educational and licensing requirements.

• The results generally indicate that larger employers are more likely to offer benefits. Paid vacation is the most popular benefit offered by small (4 employees or less) employers while health insurance is the most popular benefit offered by employers with 250 employees or more. • Only 19 percent of the openings across Kansas do not include any benefit package.

DID YOU KNOW? During the second quarter of 2007, an average of 1.23 people were unemployed for every job opening.

More information about Job Vacancies in Kansas is available on the KDOL Web site at

http://www.dol.ks.gov/lmis/jobvacancy/jvs2007/jvs2007.html