Employment


Senior Housing Advisory Firm Heads to Former Sprint Campus

Seattle-based senior-housing advisory firm A Place For Mom recently signed a lease in The Campus, the new name of the former Sprint World Headquarters site, and its management plans to bring about 600 jobs to the area. CBRE is representing… more

Waddell & Reed Signs Lease to Move Downtown

Waddell & Reed has signed a lease to move its headquarters from Overland Park into a yet-to-be constructed building in Downtown Kansas City, and company management expects construction to start within two months. The plans, forecast for completion in 2022,… more

New CEO Chosen for Four K.C.-Area Hospitals

Prime Healthcare, the Ontario, Calif.-based owner of four area hospitals, has named Mark Benz, who has served as a hospital executive in Arizona the last two years, the area's regional chief executive officer. He replaces Steve Wilkinson, who was in… more

Macy’s Departure To Leave Retail Hole in Prairie Village

About 120,000 square feet of retail space will become vacant when Macy's shuts its doors at Prairie Village Shopping Center. The city's mayor, Eric Mikkelson, announced at a city council meeting that the center's owner, First Washington Realty, told him… more

Hallmark ‘Transformation’ Includes Laying off 400

Hallmark Cards is laying off about 400 employees in its greeting-card, retail and corporate-support divisions as part of what management is calling a transformation in an attempt to adapt to changing consumer preferences. "The way people shop and the competitive… more

Hoping for Hyperloop? Missouri Residents Have Company

Missouri economic-development and community leaders have been pushing hard to land the first U.S. installment of Virgin Hyperloop One, a high-speed transportation platform that could one day send travelers to destinations at up to 700 miles per hour and make… more

Creative Planning Grows Overland Park Headquarters Campus

Wealth-management firm Creative Planning is set to break ground on its Overland Park headquarters-campus expansion. The company is adding 108,000 square feet to its footprint, bringing the total square footage to 335,750 square feet. Creative Planning moved into its current… more

Kansas’ Biggest and Costliest Export? Its Talent.

Kansas is great at educating its young people and getting them prepared for the work force. But when they leave for other states, Kansas employers are stuck looking for talent. "Our most valuable export is our educated kids to companies… more

UBS: ‘Proceed With Caution’ In This Economy

No, there isn't a sure sign of a recession hitting the U.S. economy any time in the near future, but investors should be aware that there are some elements in place that could create a slight downturn, or at least… more

GM Strike Agreement Reached in Wake of Economic Setbacks

General Motors and the United Auto Workers have come to a tentative labor agreement that could end plant strikes around the country, including the General Motors Fairfax Assembly plant, in Kansas City, Kan., where workers have been picketing since mid… more