JobLink provides consultation and resources that help meet the workforce needs of more than 200 employers. Unique among employment agencies in the Lawrence, Kansas area, we analyze job requirements and customize a job match with qualified and reliable workers.

We are the only locally based, licensed, accredited, and certified disability related employment service.

JobLink has helped create more than 3,000 local job matches since 1990. Over the last 12 months, JobLink has been successful in placing 91.5% of our job seekers.

2022 Satisfaction Survey Results: Persons served, 98% (62/63) satisfied. Employers, 99% (82/83) report JobLink delivers services as promised.

Businesses can benefit from a partnership with JobLink. Here’s why:

  • Reduced hiring costs
    Are you coping with excessive employee turnover, rising training costs and a shortage of dedicated employees? We can help. JobLink provides consultation and personnel to businesses interested in a stable workforce. JobLink workers are noted for their employment stability (the average length of employment is nearly four years), low rate of absenteeism and excellent safety records.
  • Customized service
    JobLink provides reliable and qualified workers. Our job development team will match your needs with interested workers. And, you interview candidates to ensure a skills match with your employment requirements. Let JobLink work with you strategically to review the critical nature, frequency, and percentage of time devoted to job duties. A re-alignment of certain tasks may lead to a customized job that will increase productivity.
  • Hiring flexibility
    We can fill one or multiple positions for you. You can even contract with JobLink for a crew complete with a supervisor. Individuals or crews are available for temporary and permanent, part-time and full-time positions.

JobLink partners with the Lawrence school district, LMH Health, and The University of Kansas in an internship program preparing high school youth for the workforce.

  • Payroll Savings
    Many of our job seekers make their employer eligible for federal &/or state tax credits, like the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.  Ask us about it.  When you contract with JobLink for a work crew, you can count on willing and able workers. You will reduce your hiring and training costs, and save on workers’ compensation and benefit expenses.
  • On-Site Training
    JobLink employment consultants will, at no cost to you, support your new employee(s), as needed, from initial consultation, to more intensive training and support on the job. Additionally, we offer information regarding disability awareness.
  • Community Partnerships
    When you hire workers with disabilities, you utilize an often untapped resource. Your community will appreciate your company’s commitment to diversity, and your workplace morale may be boosted as well.   Studies show, when given the option, customers choose businesses they know hire people with disabilities.
  • All About Teamwork
    Cottonwood, Inc’s JobLink division been supporting workers and employers in the Lawrence area since 1972. Cottonwood, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or age for the provision of services. Cottonwood and JobLink services are partially funded on a contractual basis with the Kansas Department of Children and Families, and the Kansas Department of Aging and Disabilities.  The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, and individual staff are Certified Employment Support Professionals. “Equal Opportunity Employer”

Congratulations KU Memorial Unions!

JobLink 2023 Outstanding Employer of the Year! - Click here for video

Previous Winners.....

2022 Christal K-9 -Click here for video

2021 Heartland Homecare PharmacyClick here for video

 2019 Berry Global - Click here for video

2018 LMH Health- Click here for video

2017 Stoneback Appliance - Click here for video

2016 The Olivia Collection - Click here for video

2015 Pioneer Ridge- Click here for video

2014 Set 'em Up Jack's - Click here for video

2013 Walmart - Click here for video

Contact JobLink Today for Qualified Candidates
JobLink candidates have a variety of skills and abilities with an array of educational levels and work experience.

For individual hires or contracted crews, JobLink is your employment agency resource for dedicated and talented employees in the Lawrence, Kansas area. You’ll find that we share your commitment to quality. Contact Phil Bentzinger at 785-840-1623 or for more information or resumes.