Work Force Development


Hunt Midwest And Partner Begin Construction On Industrial Park Kentucky

Posted October 3, 2023 Kansas City-based Hunt Midwest is partnering with Marshall Planing Mill will begin construction efforts on a 300-acre industrial park in Kentucky, the company announced last week. The Simpsonville 64 Logistics Park at Simpsonville, Kentucky is more… more

Dynamic Logistix Announced New Leadership Team

Posted October 2, 2023 Overland Park-based logistics firm Dynamic Logistix announced its new leadership restructuring last week, naming a new managing partner, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Jason Yeager is taking the role of new managing partner for… more

Black & Veatch’s New Chief People Officer, Andrea Bernica

Posted September 25, 2023 Black & Veatch named Andrea Bernica as chief people officer last week and will oversee the company’s global human resource strategy for nearly 10,000-employees worldwide. Joining the company in 2011, Bernica was Black & Veatch’s lead… more

TruHome Solutions To Move To Aspiria Campus, Signs 36,000 SF Office Lease

Postede September 25, 2023 TruHome Solutions, a financial services company offering mortgage lending services, signed a 36,504-square-foot lease at the Aspiria campus in Overland Park. The Lenexa-based company TruHome Solutions previously was located at 9601 Legler Road at the Kansas… more

United Auto Workers Expands Strike; Progress Made With Ford

Posted September 25, 2023 The United Auto Workers union expanded its strike on Friday, adding about 5,600 workers to the 12,700 workers currently on strike, as negotiations with the Big Three; General Motors, Ford and Stellantis, continue as the strike… more

Q&A With Tammy Peterman

Posted September 20, 2023 Q: What do you consider your organization’s most significant achievement or highlight over the past year? A: The intentional, thoughtful, and inclusive process for integrating Olathe Health into The University of Kansas Health System. Hundreds of… more

Unemployment Claims Tick Upward For August

Posted September 18, 2023 The United States Department of Labor released its latest unemployment report which shows an increase in initial claims while Missouri reports a minor increase and Kansas remains unchanged for the month. For the week ending September… more

Shawnee Mission Auto Dealership Will Occupy Vacant Space

Posted September 12, 2023 A long-time vacant Overland Park space could be the location for a new Shawnee Mission Kia dealership after its parent group, Group 1 Automotive, plans to redevelop the site. The 5-acre site, located at 8775 Metcalf… more

United Auto Workers Union Threatens To Strike This Week

Posted September 11, 2023 The United Auto Workers union, which represents about 146,000 U.S. auto workers, could go on strike if wage increases and worker demands are not met. Shawn Fain, president of the United Auto Workers union, said he… more

Kauffman Foundation’s New Chief of Staff: Susan Klusmeier

Posted September 11, 2023 The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has hired Susan Klusmeier, Ed.D. as the new chief of staff, the nonprofit announced Friday. Klusmeier will begin her new role effective on September 18, 2023. Previously, Klusmeier worked in higher… more