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Work Force Development


KCK Nonprofit Unbound Names First Woman President and CEO

Posted February 22, 2024 The Kansas City, Kansas-based nonprofit Unbound announced Ashley Hufft as the next president and chief executive officer and is the first woman to lead the organization. Hufft is now tasked with leading Unbound’s strategic vision for… more

Urban Outfitters Opens $60M Fulfillment Center In Raymore, to Create 750 Jobs

Posted February 21, 2024 Urban Outfitters, Inc. has commenced operations for its 600,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Raymore, Mo., for the company's women's clothing rental brand Nuuly. Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ: URBN) spent $60 million in two phases of work over five… more

Eastern Airlines Selects Kansas City For Its New Headquarters, Adds 165 Jobs

Posted February 21, 2024 Eastern Airlines, LLC and the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City announced it has selected Kansas City, Mo. as its location for its new headquarters. The decision to move to headquarters will now consolidate operations in… more

These KC-Area Companies Made Forbes List of Best Employers, Two Break Top 10

Posted February 19, 2024 Forbes’ rankings for the 2024 America’s Best Large Employers resulted in six Kansas City area companies making the list with two breaking the top 10. Olathe-based Garmin Ltd. ranked No. 2 on the full list. With… more

Lockton Selects Former Aon COO as New EVP, Operations

Posted February 19, 2024 Kansas City-based Lockton Companies announced Steve Goldenberg will join as executive vice president of operations. Goldenberg joins from insurance agency Aon where he most recently served as the global chief operating officer and commercial risk solutions,… more

Survey: 37% of US Employees Seek New Jobs, Demand For Work-Life Balance

Posted February 19, 2024 A poll survey from Express Employment Professionals-Harris shows 37 percent of U.S. employees are actively searching for a new job in 2024 and fewer believe there are more job opportunities in their chosen field. Only 28… more

Westlake Ace Hardware Officially Opens Third Lee’s Summit Location

Posted February 12, 2024 Westlake Ace Hardware announced it will soon be hosting a grand opening event for its third location in Lee’s Summit. The new Westlake Ace Hardware in Lee’s Summit, located at 3511 S.W. Market Street near the… more

Trucking Company XPO Wants to Build 180,000SF Facility in Shawnee

Posted February 12, 2024 Updated 9:47 a.m. February 13, 2024  Connecticut-based XPO, Inc. has proposed plans to create a 180,000-square-foot-plus trucking facility in northwest Shawnee. XPO rezoning approval of approximately 45 acres east of Kansas 7 Highway on the north… more

JE Dunn Awarded $62M Courthouse Improvement Contact, to Create Over 300 Jobs

Posted February 12, 2024 JE Dunn Construction Co. lands a contract for more than $62 million for building improvements at the Charles E. Whittaker U.S. Courthouse in Kansas City, Missouri. The project is estimated to create over 300 jobs over… more

Renewable Energy Contractor Gets Former Black & Veatch Executive as New COO

Posted February 12, 2024 North Carolina-based Cinterra has added former Black & Veatch executive, Shelby Barbier, as its new chief operating officer. Cinterra, formerly Directional Services Inc., a renewable energy contractor announced Barbier as the company’s next COO in a… more