Employment


Teachers Turn Out in Force for STEM Summit

Viewed through a lens of work-force development and regional economic growth, the numbers are sobering: By some counts, nearly 7,700 jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math are available annually in Kansas City—yet employers are able to… more

New Distribution Center Opening in Edgerton

Emporia-based Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation will open a distribution center in Edgerton in June of this year.  The facility will be located in the Inland Port VIII at the Logistics Park, next to the BNSF Intermodal Facility.  The first shipments from… more

DST Systems to Sell for $5.4 Billion

As it turns out, the 2014 purchase of DST Global Systems by SS&C was just an encore act: The Connecticut-based technology company announced this morning that it would pay $5.4 billion to acquire DST Systems, one of Kansas City's biggest… more

Corporate Wellness and ROI: 5 Misconceptions

The most valuable asset of any business is its work force … and productivity is the key. In a nutshell, the healthier employees are, the more and better work they can do, and the better their quality of life will… more

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