Professionals, skilled laborers and those with an entrepreneurial spirit thrive in Emporia, because opportunity works here!

Our major employers offer executive opportunities, technical positions and much more. Plus, you will find first-in-class training, great employee perks and a sense of family when you work with these community employers.

Click the boxes to learn more about each employer.

Simmons is grounded in the idea there is always a better way. With a wide range of opportunities, including production and driving positions, there is unlimited opportunity.

U.S.D. #253 employs approximately 1,000 people each year, including professional, support and substitute staff members. We may have the job you are looking for!

Tyson Fresh Meats is a company that leads with heart. To us, agriculture is much more than an industry. It is a way of life. We value integrity in our work and our partners.

ESU is a personal, welcoming campus community. We provide hands-on learning experiences that help students uncover what they can offer. Learn more today!

The foundation of our success is our winning growth culture and our people that have kept us on a path of serving as an indelible symbol of American ingenuity and honor.

At Newman Regional Health, we have a vision of quality and excellence in healthcare. Our knowledge and excellence make us outstanding.

Lyon County is nestled in the Flint Hills region of eastern Kansas 100 miles southwest of Kansas City. Come explore the endless opportunities where we support you.

The City of Emporia has a wide variety of positions that require varied skills and abilities from heavy physical labor to highly trained skills and technical expertise.

Hopkins’ provides career growth opportunities in a supportive work environment. If you’re seeking a challenging and rewarding career, then look no further!

As a responsible global employer, Michelin provides a positive workplace for its employees. We have career opportunities at all levels throughout the world.

Norfolk Iron & Metal (Norfolk Iron) is one of the nation’s largest carbon steel providers. However, we always stay true to what got us here: hard work and customer service.

EVCO is Kansas’ largest family owned and operated foodservice distribution company. We proudly serve quality products to everyone involved.

As one of the world’s best-known brands, we are driven by collaboration across borders, boundaries, and functions to learn, grow, and win together. When you join us, you take a step towards a future to smile about.

Fanestil Meats has been making the best-tasting smokehouse meats since 1942. Once you try our products, you will agree they are delicious, or we will give you your money back.

Vektek’s experienced and proven strength in hydraulic component engineering and manufacturing drove a decision in 1982 to introduce their work holding product line to the world. Learn more today!

Since 1864 Holman has demonstrated a passion for innovation and exceeding customer expectations. We provide an environment where you can apply your talents to build a rewarding career.

Providing lifelong educational opportunities for personal growth and preparation for professional and civic responsibilities that meet the needs of society. Learn more today!

At Sauder Custom Fabrication, quality is solidly linked to everything we do. From customer inquiry through vessel delivery we ensure that Sauder customers are satisfied. Learn more today!

At Dynamic Discs, we really like disc golfers and the disc golf community. Because of you, we’re able to live the disc golf dream together.

Bunge is a large global team, but it often feels like we’re all part of a local business – both in the way that we show up for our customers and our colleagues.

People from all over the world have come to associate Glendo with innovative products, high-quality manufacturing, and a dedicated workforce. Learn more today!

We create high quality, innovative polyvinyl solutions to go EVERYWHERE – from commercial to residential spaces – and cover ANYTHING – floors, walls and all areas in between.

Modern Air is your local Lennox Dealer, providing the finest heating, cooling and indoor air quality products. Make your home feel flawlessly comfortable with Modern Air.

CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness provides Mental Health Services including prevention and support tools, educational resources, counseling and class offerings.

Are you looking for a small but mighty company where you will work closely with a group of individuals committed to success? Click here for a list of other regularly-hiring Emporia employers and current openings.

Trailing Spouse/Partner Program: Supporting the new employee and their family

The Emporia Trailing Spouse/Partner Program makes it easier for businesses to recruit and retain great employees by helping find employment, when needed, for spouses or partners of their new or potential new employees. In considering a move to Emporia, the candidate may be hesitant to relocate for several reasons, including the fact that many families depend on two incomes to support their households. By using our Trailing Spouse/Partner Program, we hope to streamline the recruiting process when two jobs will be required in order to make the move to Emporia.

For the spouse or partner of a newly-hired employee to participate in the program, the process is simple.

Click the button below to provide the required information from the spouse or partner seeking a position:

  • Your name and contact information, including email
  • Name of the company in Emporia which hired or extended an offer of employment to your spouse or partner
  • Your spouse of partner’s name and job title, and their anticipated start date
  • Brief summary of your skills, experience and type of job being sought
  • Your resume

The Chamber of Commerce will distribute the spouse or partner resume to all local businesses who are participating in the Trailing Spouse/Partner Program. The spouse or partner will be contacted by companies directly.

Rural Opportunity Zones

The state of Kansas has designated 95 counties as “Rural Opportunity Zones,” which means moving there comes with significant added benefits. These designated counties offer one or both of the following incentives for new full-time residents:

  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • 100% State Income Tax Credit