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Economist: Kansas regains lost private-sector jobs »


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 »


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 »


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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Sprint cutting more jobs, reducing staff 5 pct »


NEW YORK (AP) — Wireless carrier Sprint says it is eliminating 2,000 jobs, or about 5 percent of its staff, as part of an effort to cut $1.5 billion in annual spending. The company had announced a round of job cuts in early October, and did not say how many jobs were eliminated at that […]

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Kansas contractors struggling to fill skilled jobs »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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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