Mayor Longwell talks about downtown construction and jobs in Wichita

Steve McIntosh
January 22, 2018 - 10:29 am



Several construction projects are underway in the downtown area ... as Wichita prepares for the NCAA basketball tournament in mid March. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News the city wants to make a good impression on thousands of visitors. He says this is "an exciting time for Wichita". The Wichita City Council will hold a Workshop Tuesday, and one of the topics will be jobs for young people. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News The Youth Employment Project aims to help teens find jobs.

Wichita's unemployment rate fell to 3.4 percent last month. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News businesses are hiring, with hundreds of jobs open in Wichita.

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