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Brownback sets goal of 100K new jobs in Kansas »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says he’ll work to create 100,000 new private-sector jobs over four years if he’s re-elected. Brownback announced his goal Tuesday as part of a platform that his campaign calls “Road Map 2.0.” It follows up on a set of goals he outlined in seeking his first, four-year […]

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Bombardier restructuring cuts 1,800 jobs globally »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Airplane maker Bombardier is cutting 1,800 jobs across its facilities worldwide as it restructures its operations. Company spokeswoman Isabelle Rondeau said Thursday it is too early to say what the impact will be on the company’s Learjet plant in Wichita or any other of its facilities. The Montreal-based company plans to […]

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White House study: Kansas losing money, jobs without Medicaid expansion »


By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio WASHINGTON, D.C. — A study released earlier this month by the White House Council of Economic Advisers says the decision not to expand Medicaid is costing Kansas millions of dollars and thousands of jobs. According to the study, Kansas is passing up $820 million over the next three years […]

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Hillary Clinton to announce youth jobs push »


KEN THOMAS, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is making an economic pitch for youth employment, announcing a set of partnerships aimed at training and hiring young people. Clinton is announcing a project called “Job One” at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting Tuesday to focus on hiring, training and mentoring teens and […]

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Competition for jobs with Chiefs already tight »


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There might as well be a sign propped up on the road outside Arrowhead Stadium that reads ”Casting Call,” considering the number of jobs that are up for grabs. There’s the spot at free safety that opened up whenKendrick Lewis hit free agency. There are the spots along the offensive line […]

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Company to bring 40 jobs, investment to S.E. Kan. »


PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — An Illinois company described as a national leader in home delivery, assembly and repair services is moving to southeast Kansas, where its new owner plans to invest $9 million and create 40 new jobs over the next two years. Pittsburg-based Backyard Leisure Holdings recently acquired Go Configure and plans to move […]

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Over 900 Job-Seekers Attend Congresswoman’s Jobs Fair »


  TOPEKA, KAN. –Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) hosted her annual jobs fair Monday at the Kansas Expocentre to connect Kansans looking for work with local businesses. “Agriculture Hall was buzzing with over 900 Kansans visiting with nearly 70 local employers,” said Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02). “The jobs fair is about bringing people together and connecting […]

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First lady announcing jobs website for veterans »


JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is developing a website to help job-seeking veterans and military spouses create resumes, make connections with employers and become part of a database that companies can mine for skills and talents. The effort aims to streamline the broad assortment of government and private-sector employment resources for […]

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Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores »


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 »


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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