Choose Topeka

Find a Great Career In a Great City

15,000 reasons to make a change

Choose Topeka as your new home and you could get up to $15,000 in your pocket. This exciting new program partners with Shawnee County employers to select talented professionals like you to relocate to Topeka and the Shawnee County community.

You belong here.

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Young couple at the Cyrus Hotel
Young couple at the Cyrus Hotel

Life In Topeka:

Life In
Topeka:

Avg. cost of a single family home $125,000
Avg. monthly rent (including utilities) $762
Median income $54,667
Avg. commute time 17.7 minutes 

Topeka’s cost of living is 10% below the national average
More than 30 miles of paved paths and 27 miles of trails
Home to 5 breweries
39 Mexican food restaurants (because tacos) 

Eligibility Requirements:

On Site:

  • Purchase or rent a home, for primary residence, in Shawnee County within a year of hire / move*

  • Eligible to work in the U.S.*
  • Move to Topeka for full time position*

     

  • Employer participation in matching funds

Remote:

  • Limit one relocation incentive per household

     

  • Minimum 3 months waiting period
  • Remote employer must be located outside Shawnee County

  • *Also required for the remote incentive

BENEFITS

On Site

Up to $10K in funds for renting in the first year, up to $15K in funds for home purchase

GO Topeka/JEDO & Employer funds matching 50%. Employer funds $2.5K up to $15K with employee transfer

After 1st year, GO Topeka/JEDO reimburse 50% match of the total qualified relocation incentive to the employer for employee retention

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches will add a $1,000 bonus for candidates who relocate into one of their three Topeka sandwich delivery zones

Remote

Up to $5K in funds for renting in the first year, up to $10K in funds for home purchase

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches will add a $1,000 bonus for candidates who relocate into one of their three Topeka sandwich delivery zones

APPLY NOW

On Site Interest Submission

*Incentives are performance based, after the employee has moved and resided in the community for a year and may be used for all moving related expenses. For primary residences only, the rental agreement incentive is $10,000—a $5,000 match of employer and JEDO funds. The purchase or rehabilitation of a home is a $7,500 match of employer and JEDO funds. Moving costs alone to move a 1-2 bedroom apartment can range from $4,000 to $7,000 and for a 3-4 bedroom home, range from $10,000 to $16,000, depending on the distance and location.

Remote Worker Application

If you do not receive a confirmation message you may be missing information. Please resubmit the form. If you have questions or cannot complete the form please email choosetopeka@topekapartnership.com

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