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Moran touts drones as valuable for creating jobs in Kansas


  WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran says he wanted the nation’s top federal transportation official to see the importance of unmanned aerial vehicles to the Kansas economy. The issue came up during an aviation forum Wednesday attended by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Fox told the state’s leading aviation leaders that while […]

Target says it will eliminate more jobs


NEW YORK (AP) — The retailer Target is cutting another 140 jobs at its headquarters and eliminating 50 other unfilled jobs. The Minneapolis-based company says it is trying to simplify and streamline its organization. Target Corp. said in March that it would lay off 1,700 workers, mostly in Minneapolis, and eliminate 1,400 open positions. Those […]

CertainTeed to renovate Kansas plant, add jobs


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — CertainTeed Corp. officials say the building materials company will renovate its plant in Kansas City, Kansas, creating more than 70 new jobs over the next three years. The company announced Tuesday that it has begun renovating its plant to begin production of fiberglass insulation products during the second quarter of […]

Western Kansas tank manufacturing plant cuts 80 jobs


GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A pressurized tank manufacturing company in Garden City is laying off 80 workers because of lower oil prices. The layoffs at Palmer Manufacturing and Tank, a subsidiary of Ohio-based Worthington Industries, are part of 245 jobs the company is eliminating in three states. The company also is closing a plant […]

Governor embraces jobs program for SNAP recipients


By Dave Ranney TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday his administration’s acceptance of a federal grant aimed at helping food stamp recipients find jobs and exit the program. “Jobs are one of the key ways people can get themselves out of poverty,” Brownback said, addressing a morning press conference at the Department for Children […]

Newell Rubbermaid to expand in Kansas, add 320 jobs


WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) — Newell Rubbermaid is planning a $27 million expansion of the company’s plant in Winfield and will add 320 jobs. Company officials announced Monday the expansion will occur during the next three years. It will allow the plant to increase manufacturing of food storage products and add manufacturing and distribution of some […]

More jobs available in Barton County and Kansas but less qualified applicants


Every community in the United States is associated with a Local Workforce Investment Board, whose main role is to direct federal, state, and local funding to workforce development programs. Linda Bonewell, Human Resources Manager at Fuller Industries in Great Bend, reported on the Workforce Summet held in Topeka to the Barton County Commissioners Monday morning. […]

Huelskamp Supports Keystone XL and More Kansas Jobs


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 […]

JC Penney to shut 40 stores and cut jobs


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 […]