Employment


Teachers Turn Out for STEM Instruction Focus

More than 200 area teachers turned out at Burns & McDonnell this morning for the third-annual Educators Summit, designed to equip educators with resources to help engage their students in science, technology, engineering and math academic tracks and boost the… more

Kansas Jobless Rate Steady at 3.7%

Despite a slight decrease in the total number of non-farm workers, the jobless rate in Kansas held steady at 3.7 percent in June, the third consecutive month at that rate, state officials say. In a news release this morning, the… more

The Value of Higher Education

In assessing the value of a college degree in 2017, two fundamental truths must be taken into account: One, the costs of attending a four-year college for one year have indeed risen sharply. In constant dollars, they are roughly twice… more

Much Weighs on Minds of Campus Executives

When two dozen top executives from public and private universities in the bi-state region gathered recently for the 2017 Higher Education Industry Outlook assembly, each was asked to respond to a single opening question: What keeps you awake at night?… more

Bi-State Jobless Rates Dip Again

The February unemployment rate in Kansas fell to 4.0 percent, labor officials announced today, a figure that nearly matches the 4.1 percent figure reported in Missouri earlier this week. The Kansas jobless rate was the lowest the state has seen… more

New Leaders Set for KC Rising

After two years under the guidance of the KU Medical Center's Doug Girod and former HNTB executive Scott Smith, the KC Rising Steering Committee announced this morning that three new co-chairs would assume duties on March 1: John Murphy, past… more

Colliers Exec: ‘Expansion, Not Recovery’

In the 7  1/2 years since June 2009, the official end of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy has struggled to maintain some sense of recovery, scratching out small gains in GDP most every quarter. Well, mission accomplished, says Andew… more

CVS Chooses Kansas City as Midwest Distribution Center

Kansas City’s growing reputation as a vital distribution hub at the center of the United States received further burnishing today, when The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) announced that CVS Pharmacy, America’s leading retail pharmacy, will build a 762,000-sq.-ft.… more

Jobs Up, Unemployment Down in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Economic Development released seasonally adjusted data today, indicating that Missouri’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 1,900 jobs in November, reaching a new record state-high of 2,842,200 jobs. The month’s employment increase was in addition to the… more

Missouri Sets New Tourism Records

Missouri’s Governor Jay Nixon announced today that Missouri set new tourism records during the 2016 fiscal year (FY16). Citing an annual report compiled by Tourism Economics, he said Missouri welcomed 41.7 million visitors in FY16, a 3.2 percent increase from… more