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Employment Network helps those with Social Security disability find jobs »

Charles Bortz removes the staples out of the back of a chair that is being refurbished at Central Kansas Custom Upholstery, Great Bend. Bortz has worked at CKCU for the past nine months. Bortz is involved in the Ticket To Work program, and while he is a Rosewood Services client, that is not a requirement to be involved in the program.

People of central Kansas who are on Social Security disability have a new partner available who can help transition them to long-term employment. Rosewood Services has contracted with Social Security to become an Employment Network for the five-county service area of Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush, and Stafford counties. People do not have to receive other […]

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Huelskamp Supports Keystone XL and More Kansas Jobs »

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives voted on Friday to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Act with bipartisan support 266-153-1. Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) again supported the legislation which will now go to the Senate for its approval. This vote comes following the Friday morning decision by the Nebraska Supreme Court to clear the […]

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JC Penney to shut 40 stores and cut jobs »

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NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney Co. will close about 40 stores this year and cut approximately 2,250 jobs, as it tries to recover from a disastrous attempt to reshape its brand. Most of the stores, located in malls around the country, will close by April 4. The Plano, Texas, company currently runs about 1,060 […]

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Kansas economists predict state will add 24,000 jobs in 2015 »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University economists expect Kansas to add more than 24,000 jobs in 2015, most of them in service positions such as professional or business services, health care or education. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the university’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research predicts slightly more than 1.4 million people will be […]

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Cutting of Saline County jobs ignites feud »

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A decision to eliminate four Saline County administrative positions is leading to angry words between a county commissioner and other county officials. The Saline County Commission voted last week to eliminate the county administrator job, as well as directors of planning and zoning, road and bridge and the county health department. […]

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Johnson volunteers for group focusing on jobs for people with disabilities »

Jenni Welsch, Sunflower Diversified Services certified employment

support professional, demonstrates vacuuming to Kaleb Beckham, Sunflower 

client, at A Full House. Sunflower focuses on helping people with job 

opportunities.

Rather than sit back and wait until federal guidelines are a done deal, Jim Johnson decided to take a proactive stance. As executive director of Sunflower Diversified Services, Johnson volunteered to become an active member of the Employment Resource Network. This InterHab network has been in place for a number of years but recent federal decisions have triggered the […]

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Tyson Foods adds line, jobs in Kansas »

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EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Tyson Foods has added a $3 million line at its plant in Emporia, creating about 16 new jobs. The company says the additional line was needed to make a product for a national foodservice customer. The Emporia Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/13GQN58 ) Tyson built a new room to house the line, modified […]

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Economist: Kansas regains lost private-sector jobs »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state economist says Kansas has regained the private-sector jobs it lost during the most recent recession but has seen a shift away from employment in manufacturing. Kansas Department of Labor senior economist Tyler Tenbrink also said Wednesday that wages haven’t rebounded fully from the recession when adjusted for inflation. Tenbrink […]

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KU Medical Center group recruits rural teens for health jobs »

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By Andy Marso KHI News Service HIGHLAND — In the last two years Seth Nutt has traveled to nearly every corner of Kansas, introducing rural students to health care professionals. During trips to Goodland, Hays, Highland, Girard, El Dorado, Harper and Seward County, Nutt and others from the Area Health Education Center at the University […]

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Huelskamp votes for Kansas jobs: Backs Keystone Pipeline »

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WASHINGTON – Today the House of Representatives took decisive bipartisan action to empower the American economy and passed H.R. 5682 (The Keystone XL Pipeline). Congressman Huelskamp (KS-01) released the following statement: “For too long President Obama has put the demands of environmentalists and crony green businesses ahead of the needs of the American people. By […]

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