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Western Kansas tank manufacturing plant cuts 80 jobs »

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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 […]

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Governor embraces jobs program for SNAP recipients »

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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 […]

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Newell Rubbermaid to expand in Kansas, add 320 jobs »

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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 […]

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

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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. […]

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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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