Employment


Weekly jobless claims bump up from last week

National jobless claims for the week ending Sept. 19 revealed a different trend, seasonally adjusted initial claims bumping up from the previous week’s total claims. For the week ending Sept. 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was… more

Kansas City FedEx Ground distribution center to create 300 jobs

Kansas City's Northland Park welcomes FedEx Ground to its industrial park, the company set to open operations at the location in October. The new FedEx center plans to open 300 jobs at its 548,500-square-foot distribution center to add to the… more

Kansas City soon to see an increase in jobs from FedEx

With the holiday season fast approaching, Memphis-based FedEx Corporation is planning to open around 1,300 seasonal jobs to those living in the Kansas City area. The metro houses a few different FedEx facilities including locations in Lenexa, Olathe and Shawnee,… more

New facility in Eudora, Kan. to add more jobs

Kansas Office of the Governor – Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and the Kansas Department of Commerce announced this week the opening of a new Modern Manufacturing facility in Eudora, Kan. Modern Manufacturing is purchasing a building in Eudora’s Intech Business… more

Kansas jobless rate shows strong comeback from early spring

The August labor market report released today by the Kansas Department of Labor brings good news for the state, showing that Kansas is looking at an additional 3 percent jobless rate above where it stood at a historic low pre-Covid,… more

Unemployment insurance claims drop again

The most recent weekly report from the U.S. Department of Labor shows yet another drop in unemployment insurance claims. Seasonally adjusted initial claims for the week ending Sept. 12 was 860,000, a decrease of 33,000 from the previous week's revised… more

The 2020 Ingram’s 250

Time for some Ingram’s 250 math: What’s i250 x 5? If you came up with 1,250, hats off to your grade-school math teachers—their lessons clearly took hold. But with this being the fifth year of our recognition of the 250… more

Missouri August jobs report

While Missouri’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has remained either below or equal to the national rate, the Missouri jobs report for August 2020 shows that employment decreased, causing the unemployment rate to increase from July. Seasonally adjusted employment in Missouri… more

Simon Property Group to close Missouri mall locations, others for Thanksgiving

Simon Property Group, Inc., an American commercial real estate company and the largest shopping mall operator in the U.S., announced on Monday that it will close its mall locations this year for the Thanksgiving holiday. The closures include three of… more

New tech training program launched for laid off Missouri workers

A new partnership between Missouri and Illinois-based CompTIA, a nonprofit technology trade association, aims to help train Missouri workers who have been laid off due to COVID-19. Launched through funding provided by federal CARES Act dollars given to Missouri, the… more