A well trained workforce is the backbone of a community. The City of Hays serves as the employment hub for NW Kansas, providing job opportunities in a variety of industries. Training is an important component of workforce development, and is readily available. Trade skills training is delivered by NCK Tech in a variety or areas, and customized training is available. Fort Hays State University provides a 4-year liberal arts education. Programs in leadership studies, business, IT, and many others provides a pool of candidates for admin/managerial positions.
The Ellis County Coalition also host the HaysHasJobs.com website. This site connect employers with potential employees thru job opening postings, resume uploads, etc. The site is free to both employers and job seekers, and has proven to be a valuable tool for local employers.