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Work Force Development


CJ Logistics Opening Cold-Storage Facility in New Century, Kansas

Posted May 20, 2024 Des Plaines, Illinois-based CJ Logistics will open a new cold storage warehouse in Kansas that is projected to open in 2025. CJ Logistics America will open a new 291,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse in New Century, Kansas,… more

Region Manufacturing Index Shows Job Losses Continue Amidst Inflation

Posted May 13, 2024 Creighton University released its Mid-America Business Conditions Index for April showing the highest recorded level since September 2023, however, the manufacturing sector continues to lose jobs month over month. The Business Conditions Index, which uses the… more

BarkleyOKRP Makes First Acquisition Since Forming in March

Posted May 2, 2024 Updated at 11:30 a.m., May 2, 2024 BarkleyOKRP announced it acquired the Austin, TX-based marketing company Adlucent. This move marks the first acquisition the firm has made since Barkley and OKRP merged earlier this year. BarkleyOKRP… more

CPKC and Americold Partnership Breaks Ground on $127M KC Facility

Posted April 30, 2024 Members from the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri Governor Mike Parson and leaders of the logistics company Americold gathered Tuesday to break ground on the $127 million facility. In February, Americold announced a strategic collaboration… more

Clay, Platte County Commissioners Asks Quinton Lucas to Withdraw Plan Allowing Migrants in KC

Posted April 22, 2024 Clay and Platte County’s presiding commissioners issued a joint letter to Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, asking him to rescind his plan to allow migrants from New York into Kansas City for sanctuary. The joint statement… more

Terracon Consultants Inc. Appoints Two New C-Suite Positions

Posted April 22, 2024 Olathe-based engineering firm Terracon Consultants Inc. announced two new C-suite positions, adding a new chief legal and administrative officer. On Thursday, Terracon appointed Aaron Mann to the role of chief legal officer and will be responsible… more

KC United Presents Gun Violence Reduction Action Plan Final Draft at Follow-Up Meeting

Posted April 22, 2024 Kansas City organizations and nonprofit leaders gathered at the second part of KC United for Safety to discuss the updated action plan to reduce gun violence. Last month, elected officials, law enforcement and community organizations attended… more

HNTB Expands Indiana Presence, Opens Second Office

Posted April 15, 2024 Kansas City-based engineering firm HNTB has added a new Indiana office to its roster, increasing both the company’s presence and meeting the growing transportation- and infrastructure-related programs in the state. The 7,907-square-foot Westfield office is the… more

Garmin Ltd. Announces General Counsel Transition, Executive Stepping Down

Posted April 15, 2024 Garmin Ltd. company veteran, Andrew Etkind, announced he is stepping down from his role as general counsel effective July 1, 2024. He will remain with the company as vice president and secretary. Etkind joined Garmin in… more

Kansas Unemployment Claims Up, Missouri Claims Dropping

Posted April 8, 2024 A report from WalletHub shows recent unemployment claims have been increasing in Kansas, while, Missouri’s claims are dropping. WalletHub’s report States Where Unemployment Claims Are Increasing the Most, published April 4, compared the 50 states and… more