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Wichita Employment

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									REDEFINING WICHITA’S EMPLOYMENT
By Janet Harrah1

Table of Contents
    Table of Contents............................................................................................................ 1
    Introduction..................................................................................................................... 1
    Background ..................................................................................................................... 1
    Impact of Code Shift ....................................................................................................... 4
    Wage and Salary Employment – All Industries.............................................................. 6
    Natural Resources and Mining........................................................................................ 7
    Construction.................................................................................................................... 8
    Manufacturing................................................................................................................. 9
    Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities ................................................................... 10
    Wholesale Trade ........................................................................................................... 11
    Retail Trade................................................................................................................... 12
    Information.................................................................................................................... 13
    Financial Services ......................................................................................................... 14
    Professional and Business Services .............................................................................. 15
    Education and Health Services ..................................................................................... 17
    Leisure and Hospitality................................................................................................. 18
    Other Services............................................................................................................... 19
    Government ................................................................................................................... 20

Introduction
Beginning with the release of data for January 2003 the Kansas Department of Human
Resources, Labor Market Information Services, is reporting non- farm wage and salary
employment data using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
With the new NAICS coding system, every sector of the economy has been redefined and
restructured, creating a complete time series break. However, KDHR has recoded non-
farm wage and salary employment from 1990 through present to correspond to the new
NAICS codes. This allows for historical comparisons and trend analyses.

This article presents an analysis of employment in the Wichita MSA in light of this new
coding system including industry definitions, major area employers by industry and
recent industry trends. 2

Background
In the late 1930s the United States government developed the SIC code system for use in
the classification of businesses by type, with an emphasis on the type of products
produced. The code system worked well in an economy dominated by manufacturing. In
recent years, technology and service-based industries have increased significantly in
importance. This change in the United States and world economies has brought the

1
  Janet Harrah is the director of the Center for Economic Development and Business Research housed in
the W. Frank Barton School of Business, Wichita State University.
2
  The Wichita MSA is comprised of Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick counties in Kansas.


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effectiveness and accuracy of the SIC code system into question. Consequently, a code
system that classified industries by similar processes, examining how products and
service are created, seemed more appropriate to the current economy than the SIC
emphasis on what is produced.

NAICS is a product of a collaborative effort between the United States, Canada and
Mexico. Sharing a common classification system will allow direct comparison of
economic data across borders in North America. This effort was an outgrowth of
NAFTA.

NAICS defines industries according to a consistent principle: businesses that use similar
production processes are grouped together. NAICS groups the economy into 20 broad
sectors, up from the 10 divisions of the SIC system. Many of the new sectors reflect
recognizable parts of SIC divisions, such as the utilities and transportation sectors, broken
out from the SIC division transportation, communications, and utilities. Similarly, the
SIC divisio n for service industries has been subdivided to form several new sectors with
longer names: professional, scientific and technical services; management, support, waste
management, and remediation services; education services; health and social assistance;
arts, entertainment, and recreation; and other services except public administration.

Other sectors represent combinations of pieces from more than one SIC division. The
new information sector includes major components from transportation, communications,
and utilities (broadcasting and telecommunications), manufacturing (publishing), and
service industries (software publishing, data processing, information services, motion
picture and sound recording). The accommodation and food services sector puts toge ther
hotels and other lodging places from service industries and eating and drinking places
from retail trade. Table 1 presents the 20 major NAICS sectors and their corresponding
SIC divisions.




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                Table 1. NAICS Sectors and Their Co rresponding SIC Divisions
Code    NAICS Sectors                                                           SIC Divisions Making the Largest Contributions

11      Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting                              Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
                                                                                Manufacturing

21      Mining and Natural Resources                                            Mineral Industries
                                                                                Manufacturing

22      Utilities                                                               Transportation, Communication, and Utilities

23      Construction                                                            Construction Industries
                                                                                Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate

31-33   Manufacturing                                                           Manufacturing
                                                                                Retail Trade

42      Wholesale Trade                                                         Wholesale Trade

44-45   Retail Trade                                                            Retail Trade
                                                                                Wholesale Trade

48-49   Transportation and Warehousing                                          Transportation, Communication, and Utilities
                                                                                Service Industries

51      Information                                                             Transportation, Communication, and Utilities
                                                                                Manufacturing
                                                                                Service Industries

52      Finance and Insurance                                                   Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate
                                                                                Retail Trade

53      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing                                      Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate
                                                                                Service Industries
                                                                                Transportation, Communication, and Utilities

54      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services                        Service Industries
                                                                                Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate
                                                                                Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing

55      Management of Companies and Enterprises                                 Financial, Insurance, and Real Estate
                                                                                auxiliary establishments in all industries

56      Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services   Service Industries
                                                                                Transportation, Communication, and Utilities
                                                                                Manufacturing
                                                                                Construction Industries

61      Education Services                                                      Service Industries

62      Health Care and Social Assistance                                       Service Industries
                                                                                Transportation, Communication, and Utilities

71      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation                                     Service Industries
                                                                                Retail Trade
                                                                                Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate

72      Accommodation and Food Services                                         Retail Trade
                                                                                Service Industries

81      Other Services (except Public Administration)                           Service Industries
                                                                                Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate
                                                                                Manufacturing
                                                                                Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing

92      Public Administration                                                   Public Administration
                                                                                Service Industries




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Impact of Code Shift
The change from SIC to NAICS was designed to allow more precise identification of
companies by their main operations. NAICS added some major categories and changed
types of companies that would be included in others. The change from SIC to NAICS
means that some large groups of companies “left” one category and appeared in either a
different category or a new category.

Some of the more significant changes include:
   1. Creation of an Information category, which included:
          o Movement of printing companies out of the manufacturing sector
          o Movement of newspaper companies out of the manufacturing sector
          o Movement of telecommunication companies out of the utilities sector
          o Movement of Internet and other technology services out of the business
             service sector
          o Movement of motion picture and sound recording industries out of the
             service sector
          o Movement of radio and television broadcasting out of the communications
             sector
   2. Creation of an Accommodation and Food Services category, which included:
          o Movement of restaurants and bars out of the retail sector
          o Movement of hotels and motels out of the service sector
          o Movement of fitness clubs, bowling alleys, skating rinks, museums and
             other leisure activities out of the service sector
   3. Creation of three new major categories for business service companies including,
      Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Manage ment of Companies and
      Enterprises; and Administrative and Support and Waste Management and
      Remediation Services, which included:
          o Movement of business professional services such as tax services,
             management services, plumbing, cleaning, consulting, and photography
             services out of the Other Services sector
          o Movement of lawn and landscape professionals out of the agricultural
             sector
          o Movement of travel agencies and waste services out of the transportation,
             communications and utilities sector
   4. Expansion of the health care services sector to Health Care and Social Services,
      which included:
          o Movement of social service agencies out of the Other Services sector
          o Movement of aging service agencies out of the Other Services sector
          o Movement of child care out of the Other Services sector




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These movements are reflected in employment numbers by industry as shown in Table 2.
The first two columns in the table show covered employment for the Wichita MSA for
third quarter 2002 using SIC categories. Under this coding system the five largest
employment categories are:

    1.   Manufacturing                             24.1%
    2.   Retail Trade                              17.5%
    3.   Government                                11.2%
    4.   Other Services                            10.9%
    5.   Health Care                               10.2%

The last two columns in the table show covered employment for the Wichita MSA for
third quarter 2002 us ing NAICS categories. Under this coding system the five largest
employment categories are:

    1.   Manufacturing                             23.7%
    2.   Education & Health Care                   13.4%
    3.   Government                                11.2%
    4.   Retail Trade                              10.9%
    5.   Professional & Business Services           9.9%

          Table 2. 3rd Quarter 2002 Wage & Salary Employment by Industry
                                          Employmen                                        Employmen
SIC Category                              t           NAICS Category                       t
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing                 1,961 Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing              266
Mining                                            981 Mining & Natural Resources                   907
Construction                                   15,252 Construction                              15,032
Manufacturing                                    64,857 Manufacturing                           63,702
Transportation, Communications & Public                 Transportation, Warehousing &
Utilities                                        10,489 Utilities                                6,453
Wholesale Trade                                  13,305 Wholesale Trade                         10,784
Retail Trade                                     47,151 Retail Trade                            29,371
NA                                                  NA Information                               5,540
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate                 11,876 Financial Services                      12,508
Hotels & Lodgings                                 2,052 Leisure & Hospitality                   24,595
Business Services                                14,320 Professional & Business Services        26,608
Health Care                                      27,320 Education & Health Care Services        36,155
Other Services                                  29,324 Other Services                            6,967
Government (by ownership)                       30,033 Government (by ownership)                30,033
Total                                          268,921 Total                                   268,921




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Wage and Salary Employment – All Industries
Total wage and salary employment in the Wichita metro area experienced a net loss of
6,700 jobs in 2002. During the past decade, 1992 through 2002, total wage and salary
employment grew by 13.7 percent, or an average of 1.4 percent annually. During the past
ten years the Wichita metro area added 34,000 net new jobs.

Education and health care services added the most net new jobs in the past decade (7,300)
followed by the government (6,300), professional & business services (4,200),
manufacturing (3,700) and leisure & hospitality (3,400) sectors.

Four industry sectors experienced net job growth in 2002. These were:
    • Government (up 1,700 jobs)
    • Education and Health services (up 1,500 jobs)
    • Other services (up 400 jobs)
    • Finance (up 100 jobs)

Employment in the natural resources and mining sector was unchanged in 2002.

Eight industry sectors experienced net job losses in 2002. These were:
   • Manufacturing (down 7,100 jobs)
   • Professional and business services (down 1,500 jobs)
   • Leisure and hospitality (down 600 jobs)
   • Retail trade (down 500 jobs)
   • Transportation, warehouse and utilities (down 500 jobs)
   • Construction (down 200 jobs)
   • Wholesale trade (down 100 jobs)
   • Information (down 100 jobs)




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Natural Resources and Mining
NAICS Industry Definition: The mining sector (NAICS 21) comprises establishments
that extract naturally occurring mineral solids, such as coal and ores; liquid minerals,
such as crude petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas. The term mining is used in the
broad sense to include quarrying, well operations, beneficiating (e.g., crushing, screening,
washing, and flotation), and other preparation customarily performed at the mine site, or
as a part of mining activity.

Major Wichita MSA Employers:
   • Berexco Inc.
   • Abercrombie Ltd. Inc.
   • Oasis Outsourcing II Inc.
   • Slawson Co. Inc.
   • Val Energy Inc.
   • FG Holl Co. LLC
   • Hurricane Well Service Inc.
   • Chesapeake Operating Inc.
   • McCoy Petroleum Corp.

Recent Trends:
The natural resources and mining sector accounted for 0.4 percent (1,100 jobs) of total
wage and salary employment in the Wichita metro area in 2002. Between 2001 and 2002
the industry employment level was unchanged. During the past decade, 1992 through
2002, the industry contracted by 26.7 percent, or an average of 2.7 percent annually.
During the past decade, the mining and natural resources sector lost 400 net jobs.




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Construction
NAICS Industry Definition: The construction sector (NAICS 23) comprises
establishments primarily engaged in the construction of buildings and other structures,
heavy construction (except buildings), additions, alterations, reconstruction, installation,
and maintenance and repairs. Establishments engaged in demolition or wrecking of
buildings and other structures, clearing of building sites, and sale of materials from
demolished structures are also included. This sector also includes those establishments
engaged in blasting, test drilling, landfill, leveling, earthmoving, excavating, land
drainage, and other land preparation.

Major Wichita MSA Employers:
   • Ritchie Paving & Construction Inc.
   • Midwest Drywall Co. Inc.
   • Donlinger & Sons Construction Co. Inc.
   • Cornejo & Sons Inc.
   • Marten K. Eby Construction Co. Inc.
   • Key Construction Inc.
   • The Law Co. Inc.
   • Drywall Systems Inc.
   • Higgins-Knoblauch Drywall Systems
   • Utility Contractors Inc.

Recent Trends:
The construction sector accounted for 5.1 percent (14,400 jobs) of total wage and salary
employment in the Wichita metro area in 2002. Between 2001 and 2002 the industry
declined by 1.4 percent for a net loss of 200 jobs. During the past decade, 1992 through
2002, the industry grew by 20 percent, or an average of 2 percent annually. During the
past decade, the construction sector added 2,400 net new jobs.




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Manufacturing
NAICS Industry Definition: The manufacturing sector (NAICS 31 – 33) comprises
establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of
materials, substances, or components into new products. The assembling of component
parts of manufactured products is considered manufacturing, except in cases where the
activity is appropriately classified in Sector 23, Construction.

Major Wichita MSA Employers:
   • Boeing Wichita Company
   • Cessna Aircraft Co.
   • Raytheon Aircraft Co.
   • Bombardier Aerospace Learjet
   • AGCO Corp.
   • The Coleman Co. Inc.
   • York International
   • Excel Corp.
   • Farmland Foods Inc.
   • Love Box Company Inc.
   • Vulcan Materials Co.
   • Evcon Industries Inc.
   • LSI Logic Storage Systems Inc.
   • Rose America Corp.

Recent Trends:
The manufacturing sector accounted for 22.9 percent (64,800 jobs) of total wage and
salary employment in the Wichita metro area in 2002. Between 2001 and 2002 the
industry declined by 9.9 percent for a net loss of 7,100 jobs. During the past decade,
1992 through 2002, the industry grew by 6.1 percent, or an average of 0.6 percent
annually. During the past decade, the manufacturing sector added 3,700 net new jobs.




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Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities
NAICS Industry Definition: The Kansas Department of Human Resources, Labor Market
Information Services reports wage and salary employment for NAICS sectors 48, 49 and
22 together as a group. The transportation and warehousing sector includes industries
providing transportation of passengers and cargo, warehousing and storage for goods,
scenic and sightseeing transportation, and support activities related to modes of
transportation. The modes of transportation are air, rail, water, road, and pipeline. The
utilities sector comprises establishments engaged in the provision of the following utility
services: electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, sewage removal. The
utilities sector comprises establishments engaged in the provision of the following utility
services: electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, sewage removal.
Excluded from both these sectors are establishments primarily engaged in waste
management services classified in subsector 562, waste management and remediation
services. These establishments also collect, treat, and dispose of waste materials;
however, they do not use sewer systems or sewage treatment facilities.

Major Wichita MSA Employers:
   Transportation and Warehousing
   • School Services & Leasing Inc.
   • Ryan International Airlines
   • Raytheon Aircraft Services Inc.
   • Price Truck Line
   • M Bruenger Co. Inc.
   • Ballard Aviation Inc.
   • TNT Dugan Inc.
   • Metro Companies
   Utilities
   • Westar Energy
   • Koch Hydrocarbon LP
   • Utilicorp United
   • Sedgwick County Electric Corp.
   • El Paso Water Co. Inc.

Recent Trends:
The transportation, warehousing and utilities sector accounted for 2.6 percent (7,300
jobs) of total wage and salary employment in the Wichita metro area in 2002. Between
2001 and 2002 the industry declined by 6.4 percent for a net loss of 500 jobs. During the
past decade, 1992 through 2002, the industry grew by 1.4 percent, or an average of 0.1
percent annually. During the past decade, the transportation, warehousing and utilities
sector added 100 net new jobs.




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Wholesale Trade
NAICS Industry Definition: The wholesale trade sector (NAICS 42) comprises
establishments engaged in wholesaling merchandise, generally without transformation,
and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise. The wholesale sector
includes: merchant wholesalers who buy and take title to the goods they sell,
manufacturers sales branches and offices who sell products manufactured domestically
by their own company, and agents and brokers who collect a commission or fee for
arranging the sale of merchandise owned by others.

Major Wichita MSA Employers:
   • CCH Inc.
   • Monsanto Co.
   • Bottling Group LLC
   • Berry Co. Inc.
   • Foley Equipment Co.
   • Standard Liquor Corp.
   • International Food Solutions Inc.
   • Koch Pipeline Co. LP
   • New Bern Transport Corp.
   • Kansas Truck Center

Recent Trends:
The wholesale trade sector accounted for 3.9 percent (11,100 jobs) of total wage and
salary employment in the Wichita metro area in 2002. Between 2001 and 2002 the
industry declined by 0.9 percent for a net loss of 100 jobs. During the past decade, 1992
through 2002, the industry grew by 4.7 percent, or an average of 0.5 percent annually.
During the past decade, the wholesale trade sector added 500 net new jobs.




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Retail Trade
NAICS Industry Definition: The retail trade sector (NAICS 44 – 45) comprises
establishments engaged in retailing merchandise, generally without transformation, and
rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise. This sector includes much of
what was classified in retail trade under the SIC system. Excluded from this sector,
however, are eating and drinking places and mobile food services (which are now in the
accommodation and food services sector); pawn shops (which are now in the finance and
insurance sector); and bakeries (which are now in the manufacturing sector).

Major Wichita MSA Employers:
   • John Deere Shared Services Inc.
   • Star Lumber & Supply Co. Inc.
   • Rusty Eck Ford Inc.
   • Dillon Companies
   • Sheplers Inc.
   • Scholfield Brothers Pontiac Inc.
   • David-Moore Oldsmobile Inc.
   • Wal-Mart
   • Dillard Department Stores Inc.
   • Office Max Inc.
   • JC Penney Co. Inc.

Recent Trends:
The retail sector accounted for 10.5 percent (29,800 jobs) of total wage and salary
employment in the Wichita metro area in 2002. Between 2001 and 2002 the industry
declined by 1.7 percent for a net loss of 500 jobs. During the past decade, 1992 through
2002, the industry grew by 9.6 percent, or an average of 1 percent annually. During the
past decade, the retail sector added 2,600 net new jobs.




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Information
NAICS Industry Definition: The information sector (NAICS 51) comprises
establishments engaged in the following processes: (a) producing and distributing
information and cultural products, (b) providing the means to transmit or distribute these
products as well as data or communications, and (c) processing data. The main
components of this sector are the publishing industries, including software publishing, the
motion picture and sound recording industries, the broadcasting and telecommunications
industries, and the information services and data processing services industries.

Major Wichita MSA Employers:
   • MCI Payroll Services LLC
   • Cox Communications Kansas LLC
   • Southwestern Bell Telephone
   • Wichita Eagle and Beacon
   • Theatre Services Inc.
   • Feist Long Distance Service Inc.
   • Clear Channel Broadcasting Inc.
   • 13th Avenue Partners LLC
   • Fiserv Solutions Inc.
   • Kansas State Network Inc.

Recent Trends:
The information sector accounted for 1.9 percent (5,400 jobs) of total wage and salary
employment in the Wichita metro area in 2002. Between 2001 and 2002 the industry
declined by 1.8 percent for a net loss of 100 jobs. During the past decade, 1992 through
2002, the industry grew by 10.2 percent, or an average of 1 percent annually. During the
past decade, the information sector added 500 net new jobs.




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Financial Services
NAICS Industry Definition: The Kansas Department of Human Resources, Labor Market
Information Services reports wage and salary employment for NAICS sectors 52 and 53
as a group. The finance and insurance sector comprises establishments of firms with
payroll primarily engaged in financial transactions (transactions involving the creation,
liquidation, or change in ownership of financial assets) and/or in facilitating financial
transactions. The real estate and rental and leasing sector comprises establishments of
firms with payroll primarily engaged in renting, leasing, or otherwise allowing the use of
tangible assets (e.g. real estate and equipment), intangible assets (e.g., patents and
trademarks), and establishments providing related services (e.g., establishments primarily
engaged in managing real estate for others, selling, renting and/or buying real estate for
others, and appraising real estate).

Major Wichita MSA Employers:
  Finance and Insurance
  • Bank of America
  • Intrust Bank
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Emprise Bank
  • IMA of Kansas Inc.
  • Willis of Kansas Inc.

   Real Estate, Rental and Leasing
   • Major Video of Kansas Inc.
   • Hollywood Entertainment Corp.
   • Key Management Company
   • Enterprise Leasing Co.
   • JP Weigand
   • Builders Inc.

Recent Trends:
The financial activities sector accounted for 4.4 percent (12,500 jobs) of total wage and
salary employment in the Wichita metro area in 2002. Between 2001 and 2002 the
industry increased by 0.8 percent for a net gain of 100 jobs. During the past decade, 1992
through 2002, the industry grew by 9.6 percent, or an average of 1 percent annually.
During the past decade, the financial activities sector added 1,100 net new jobs.




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Professional and Business Services
NAICS Industry Definition: The Kansas Department of Human Resources, Labor Market
Information Services reports wage and salary employment for NAICS sectors 54, 55 and
56 together as a group. The professional, scientific, and technical services sector covers
establishments with payroll that specialize in performing professional, scientific, and
technical activities for others. Activities performed include: legal advice and
representation; accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services; architectural, engineering,
and specialized design services; computer services; consulting services; research
services; advertising services; photographic services; translation and interpretation
services; veterinary services; and other professional, scientific, and technical services.
The management of companies and enterprises sector comprises holding companies, and,
corporate, subsidiary, and regional managing offices, which includes establishments
(except government establishments) that administer, oversee, and manage establishments
of the company or enterprise that normally undertake the strategic or organizational
planning and decision making role of the company or enterprise. The administrative and
support and waste management and remediation services sector comp rises establishments
performing routine support activities for the day-to-day operations of other organizations.
These essential activities are often undertaken in-house by establishments in many
sectors of the economy. Activities performed include: office administration, hiring and
placing of personnel, document preparation and similar clerical services, solicitation,
collection, security and surveillance services, cleaning, and waste disposal services.

Major Wichita MSA Employers:
   Professional, scientific & technical services
   • Professional Engineering
   • Physician Billing Services Inc.
   • Franchise Services Co. LLC
   • Southwestern Bell Yellow Inc.
   • Foulston Seifkin LLP
   • Via Christi Medical Management Inc.
   • Dependable Billing Agency Inc.
   • Mid-Kansas Engineering Consultants
   • Allen, Gibbs & Houlik
   Management of companies and enterprises
   • Koch Industries Inc.
   • Koch Materials Co.
   • Continental American Corp.
   • Weigand Omega Management
   • Foley Equipment Co.
   • Child Care Association
   • Candlewood Hotel Co. Inc.

   Administrative, support, waste management & remediation services
   • KR Management Inc.


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   •   Protection One Alarm Monitoring
   •   Kelly Services
   •   Labor Ready Central Inc.
   •   Reliable Personnel Services LLC
   •   Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD
   •   Hyatt Hotels Corp. of Kansas
   •   Oasis Staffing Inc.

Recent Trends:
The professional and business services sector accounted for 9.5 percent (26,900 jobs) of
total wage and salary employment in the Wichita metro area in 2002. Between 2001 and
2002 the industry declined by 5.3 percent for a net loss of 1,500 jobs. During the past
decade, 1992 through 2002, the industry grew by 18.5 percent, or an average of 1.9
percent annually. During the past decade, the professional and business services sector
added 4,200 net new jobs.




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Education and Health Services
NAICS Industry Definition: The Kansas Department of Human Resources reports wage
and salary employment for NAICS sectors 61 and 62 together. The educational services
sector comprises establishments that provide instruction and training in a wide variety of
subjects. This instruction and training is provided by specialized establishments, such as
schools, colleges, universities, and training centers. These establishments are privately
owned and operated for profit or not for profit. They may also offer food and
accommodation services to their students. The health care and social assistance sector
comprises establishments providing health care and social assistance for individuals.

Major Wichita MSA Employers:
      Private Educational Services
   • Friends University
   • Sedgwick County Area Educational Services Coop.
   • Flightsafety International Inc.
   • Rainbows United Inc.
   • Newman University
   • Family Enrichment Center
   • Wichita Collegiate School

   Health Care and Social Services
   • Via Christi Regional Medical Center
   • Wesley Medical Center
   • Integrated Healthcare Systems
   • Alterra Heathcare Corp.
   • Independent Living Resource Center Inc.
   • Kansas Children’s Service League
   • Home Healthcare Connection

Recent Trends:
The education and health services sector accounted for 13.1 percent (37,000 jobs) of total
wage and salary employment in the Wichita metro area in 2002. Between 2001 and 2002
the industry increased by 4.2 percent for a net gain of 1,500 jobs. During the past decade,
1992 through 2002, the industry grew by 24.6 percent, or an average of 2.5 percent
annually. During the past decade, the education and health services sector added 7,300
net new jobs.




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Leisure and Hospitality
NAICS Industry Definition: The Kansas Department of Human Resources, Labor Market
Information Services reports wage and salary employment for NAICS sectors 71 and 72
as a group. The accommodation and food services sector comprises establishments
providing customers with lodging and/or prepared meals, snacks, and beverages for
immediate consumption. The arts, entertainment, and recreation sector includes a wide
range of establishments that operate facilities or provide services to meet varied cultural,
entertainment, and recreational interests of their patrons. This sector comprises (1)
establishments that are involved in producing, promoting, or participating in live
performances, events, or exhibits intended for public viewing; (2) establishments that
preserve and exhibit objects and sites of historical, cultural, or educational interest; and
(3) establishments that operate fa cilities or provide services that enable patrons to
participate in recreational activities or pursue amusement, hobby, and leisure time
interests.

Major Wichita MSA Employers:
   Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
   • YMCA
   • Genesis Health Clubs Management Inc.
   • Wichita Baseball Inc.
   • Crestview Country Club
   • Wichita Country Club
   • All Star Sports Entertainment LLC
   • Rohr Enterprises Inc.

   Accommodation and Food Services
   • TB of America Inc.
   • LDF Food Group Inc.
   • Spangles Inc.
   • Devlin Partners LLC
   • Latour Management Inc.
   • Pizza Hut of Southeast KS Inc.
   • Den-OK Inc.

Recent Trends:
The leisure and hospitality sector accounted for 8.7 percent (24,500 jobs) of total wage
and salary employment in the Wichita metro area in 2002. Between 2001 and 2002 the
industry declined by 2.4 percent for a net loss of 600 jobs. During the past decade, 1992
through 2002, the industry grew by 16.1 percent, or an average of 1.6 percent annually.
During the past decade, the leisure and hospitality sector added 3,400 net new jobs.




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Other Services
NAICS Industry Definition: The other services (except public administration, NAICS 81)
sector covers establishments with payroll engaged in providing services not specifically
provided for elsewhere in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Establishments in this sector are primarily engaged in activities such as repair and
maintenance of equipment and machinery, personal and laundry services, and religious,
grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations. Establishments providing
death care services, pet care services, photofinishing services, temporary parking
services, and dating services are also included. Private households that employ workers
on or about the premises in activities primarily concerned with the operation of the
household are included in this sector, but are not included in the scope of the census.

Major Wichita MSA Employers:
   • Western Uniform & Towel Service
   • Aeronautical Local Lodge No. 774
   • Aramark Uniform Services
   • International Association Machinists No. 834
   • Beautyfirst Inc.
   • Harton Inc.
   • Cintas Corp.
   • The Frick Co.
   • J.V. Enterprises LLC
   • Aeronautical Lodge No. 733, IAM & AW

Recent Trends:
The other services sector accounted for 3.9 percent (10,900 jobs) of total wage and salary
employment in the Wichita metro area in 2002. Between 2001 and 2002 the industry
increased by 3.8 percent for a net gain of 400 jobs. During the past decade, 1992 through
2002, the industry grew by 25.3 percent, or an average of 2.5 percent annually. During
the past decade, the other services sector added 2,200 net new jobs.




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Government
NAICS Industry Definition: The Kansas Department of Human Resources, Labor Market
Information Services reports all wage and salary employment for government enterprises
as a group regardless of the service or function performed.

Major Wichita MSA Employers:
   • USD 259 Wichita Public Schools
   • United States Government
   • State of Kansas
   • City of Wichita
   • Sedgwick County
   • Wichita State University
   • USD 260 Derby Public Schools

Recent Trends:
The government sector accounted for 13.1 percent (36,900 jobs) of total wage and salary
employment in the Wichita metro area in 2002. Between 2001 and 2002 the industry
increased by 4.8 percent for a net gain of 1,700 jobs. During the past decade, 1992
through 2002, the industry grew by 20.6 percent, or an average of 2.1 percent annually.
During the past decade, the government sector added 6,300 net new jobs.




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