Kansas launches effort to bring expats back home

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It's one thing to create new jobs.

It's another to fill them.

As much new investment as Panasonic, Amazon and Kiewit might bring to Kansas,  Lt. Gov. David Toland says employers are still struggling to fill jobs.

"We don't have enough human beings in the state to keep up with the economic growth that we've had," said Toland, who doubles as the state's commerce secretary.

The state's population growth is stagnant and new college graduates are leaving Kansas, two factors that complicate the state's ability filling new jobs.

About 84,000 people left . . .

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