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Kansas contractors struggling to fill skilled jobs »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A survey finds that many Kansas contractors are having trouble filling skilled jobs in the construction industry. The survey is by the Associated General Contractors and was released Wednesday. Ninety percent of the 20 Kansas firms that participated in the survey say they’re having a hard time finding project managers, engineers, […]

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Sprint cuts more jobs at its Kansas headquarters »

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Sprint Corp. says it has cut 452 jobs from its Overland Park headquarters as part of a previously announced cost-cutting effort. The Kansas City Star reports that the layoffs were disclosed Friday in a notice that the nation’s third-biggest cellphone carrier filed with the Kansas Department of Commerce. The report […]

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McPherson warehouse to expand, add 100 jobs »

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MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — A manufacturer of pipe fixtures says it will expand its warehouse in McPherson and add 100 jobs to the operation. The Wichita Eagle reports Viega plans to break ground in November on an 80,000-square-foot addition to its 439,000-square-foot warehouse and manufacturing operation. The company is a German-based manufacturer of pipe fixtures for […]

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State losing ground in efforts to help disabled land jobs »

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By Jim McLean KHI News Service TOPEKA — State officials are intensifying their efforts to help Kansans with disabilities get jobs. But advocates in the disability community are skeptical that an initiative announced Monday will be enough to reverse a recent trend that has seen a steady decline in the number of Kansans with disabilities […]

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Orman releases small business plan to grow jobs »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Independent Greg Orman has released a plan that he says would create a better climate for small businesses. The U.S. Senate candidate says his proposal seeks to spur investment, streamline regulations and reform student loans to create a skilled work force. The plan was unveiled Friday as Orman toured small businesses […]

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Brownback sets goal of 100K new jobs in Kansas »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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