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Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores »

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MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic items. The company’s stock fell more than 3 percent in Thursday premarket trading. In Kansas, the […]

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Wichita plant closing will cost 54 jobs »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita plant that makes metal carts for audio-visual equipment plans to close this summer, meaning a loss of 54 jobs. The Wichita Eagle reports the Advance Products plant will close at the end June. The company’s owner, Da-Lite, said the Wichita facility will remain open until then. Da-Lite spokeswoman Melissa […]

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Central Kansas town has more jobs than workers »

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MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — Business recruiters in the central Kansas town of McPherson say there are more jobs than people to fill them, and fixing that problem might be out of their reach. The McPherson Sentinel reports the worker shortage gives employees the upper hand in some cases, but in the long run having abundant […]

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Call center consolidation to bring jobs to Kansas »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A consolidation of call centers for Cox Communications is expected to bring about 300 more jobs to the company’s plant in Wichita. The Atlanta-based phone, cable and Internet provider says it plans to close several call centers across the country and consolidate their operations. Cox spokeswoman Christine Martin said Thursday the […]

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Report: Kansas jobs forecast shows slight uptick »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Researchers at Wichita State University predict Kansas will see slightly higher job growth in 2014 than it did last year. A forecast issued Wednesday by the Center for Economic Development and Business Research predicts Kansas employment will increase by 1.4 percent this year, with a gain of 18,000 jobs. By sector, […]

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State to cut jobs at KNI, Larned hospitals »

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(AP) — Kansas officials said more than 50 jobs will be eliminated at state hospitals in Topeka and Larned in an effort to save up to $3 million. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services says it will eliminate 35 jobs at the Kansas Neurological Institute in Topeka and about two dozen jobs at […]

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Report: 7K new Kansas jobs if free trade pact OK’d »

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(AP) — A new report finds Kansas could see about 7,000 new jobs if the U.S. and the European Union reach a free trade agreement. The report estimates Kansas’ exports to the E.U. would increase by 23.4 percent if a comprehensive agreement is reached. Kansas Department of Commerce spokesman Matt Keith says Kansas had $1.8 […]

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More than 7,000 new jobs for Kansas »

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Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway dedicated its new Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility in Johnson County today during the facility’s grand opening ceremony.  Governor Sam Brownback spoke at the event. As one of Kansas’ largest economic development projects ever, the $250 million, 440-acre facility will provide businesses with a direct connection to […]

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More Kansas jobs in jeopardy »

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Germany engineering company Siemens says it will cut up to 15,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2014. German news agency dpa reported Sunday that the company wants to cut 5,000 jobs in Germany and another 10,000 jobs abroad. Siemens has facilities in Hutchinson, Kansas City, Lenexa and Edwardsville. A Siemens spokesman, whose name was […]

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Kansas Jobs Forecast UPDATE »

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(AP) — A Wichita State University research center says the Kansas economy is growing at a slower rate than the nation’s economy overall. The Center for Economic Development and Business Research forecast in a report released Thursday that next year’s nonfarm employment growth will be 1.4 percent, a gain of 19,000 jobs. It says the […]

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