Work Force Development


CARES Act funds given to Kansas City to be used in Clay County

After rumors of a small disagreement between Clay County and the City Council of Kansas City over the planned use of CARES Act funds, the council has decided to allocate $2.5 million to low-income households and small businesses in Clay… more

Future work remains remote for many

Remote work environments are now the status quo following closures across the U.S. due to COVID-19. A survey conducted by S&P Market Intelligence finds that most companies will not be returning to standard offices as they reopen Whether permanently or… more

Gen Z’s Future Job Market

With the Millennial generation firmly entrenched in their working years, the next group into the jobs fray is Generation Z, whose oldest members are now past college age. And at an estimated 90 million-strong, this new cohort will eventually swamp… more

Westport businesses open as outdoor cafes beginning Friday

City approval has allowed streets in Westport to be closed starting Friday and ending Sunday to allow businesses to use the space for weekend cafes in an effort to help them bounce back from the financial effects of COVID-19. The… more

Ingram’s 2020 Best Companies to Work For

Since launching Best Companies to Work For in 2008, Ingram's has labored to create a level playing field for any company wishing to be considered: Do your best as an employer, tell us about what sees you apart, and make… more

Q&A With … Don Greenwell, The Builders’ Association

Don Greenwell is president of the Builders' Association in Kansas City, representing the interests of the construction sector in such matters as policy and work-force development. Q. The construction sector nationally shed 29,000 jobs last month amid the pandemic slowdown;… more

Trump Immigration Decree Comes Under Fire

With nearly 27 million people thrust onto the jobless roles over the past six weeks, the pool for potential hires will be broad and deep for companies ramping back up in May after the pandemic-spawned shutdowns across America. That, however,… more

Regents Approve New Multi-Pronged K-State Institute

The Kansas Board of Regents has approved a new Global Food, Health and Biosecurity institute that "will focus on exploring how Kansas State University can and will lead through teaching, research and service to address these challenges," according to Provost… more

Q&A With … Sloane Gage, Workforce Partnership

Sloane Gage is the director of program and resource development at Workforce Partnership, which services employers and job seekers in the Kansas City metro area. She spoke about the challenges being faced during COVID-19. Q: What are you hearing from… more

Even Tech Not Immune to COVID-19

The technology industry, which has seen incredible growth over the last several years due to nearly every industry adapting its services and devices, has also gotten smacked by COVID-19. Job listings in the Kansas City area, which has seen a… more