<![CDATA[Jobs & career resource in Kansas City, MO & | The Kansas City Star]]> http://www.kansascity.com/jobs/ en-us Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:58:03 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:58:03 CST Jobs 60 Diane Stafford: Using social media to screen job candidates? Do it fairly http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18730257.html#storylink=rss It’s fine to use social media in background checks on job candidates, but employers should treat the researched candidates equally, and they should get signed releases first from the candidates who will be investigated, one expert says.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Don't panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article18672006.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:38:05 CDT By PAUL WISEMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article18672006.html Hundreds turn out in Kansas City for a day of ‘$15 an hour’ protests http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18606531.html#storylink=rss A phalanx of chanting low-wage workers and their supporters — part of a national movement in pursuit of a $15 minimum wage and unionization — took to Kansas City’s streets Wednesday evening. Organizers of the growing movement, known as Fight for 15, say similar protests were held in more than 250 cities nationwide on the April 15 deadline for workers to file their federal and state income taxes.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:14:30 CDT

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Time Warner Cable plans Thursday hiring event in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18576212.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City cable television company needs to fill full-time direct sales jobs.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:11:39 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18576212.html
Workers to rally for $15 an hour — and even $15K http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18542273.html#storylink=rss Protesters formed strike lines at a McDonald’s restaurant in Kansas City Wednesday morning to continue their campaign for higher pay and unionization.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:35:22 CDT

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AT&T job fair is Wednesday in Kansas City, Kan. http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article18498953.html#storylink=rss AT&T will hold a hiring event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave. The company has about 70 openings for installation and customer service technicians working with its U-verse integrated digital TV, high-speed Internet and voice services.

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At Seattle company, the new minimum wage is $70,000 a year http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article18499475.html#storylink=rss Dan Price, who started Seattle credit card payment processing firm Gravity Payments in 2004 at the age of 19, said he would pay for the wage increases by cutting his own salary from nearly $1 million to $70,000 and using 75 to 80 percent of the company’s anticipated $2.2 million in profit this year.

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Kansas City faces clash with state of Missouri over proposal to raise minimum wage http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18225110.html#storylink=rss Kansas City has joined the national trend of proposing a higher local minimum wage, but Mayor Sly James and other lawyers on the City Council are convinced that any such push violates state law. The Kansas City proposal would gradually boost minimum pay in the city to $15 an hour by 2020.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:54:10 CDT

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Diane Stafford: How to stand out in short-tenure jobs http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18101732.html#storylink=rss The average “younger boomer” already has held nearly a dozen jobs, and younger generations are likely to hold even more during their careers. That puts a premium on making a good impression quickly and moving up with each change.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Kansas City Fed labor report tilts interest rate debate http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article17848223.html#storylink=rss The labor market continued to improve last month, the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank’s report said, despite weaker-than-expected jobs growth. Fed policymakers are focused on the jobs market as they weigh when to lift the Fed’s benchmark interest rate off zero, where it has rested since late 2008.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:46:45 CDT

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US job openings surge, a sign that job gains may rebound http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article17622560.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:04:06 CDT By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article17622560.html Mayor Sly James delays Kansas City Council vote on ‘living wage’ proposal http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article17564987.html#storylink=rss Mayor Sly James has maneuvered to delay any Kansas City Council vote on a new “living wage” proposal, saying the matter is too important for a hasty decision. The measure would require Kansas City employers to pay no less than $10 per hour beginning Sept. 1, with the minimum wage gradually rising to $15 per hour by 2020.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:50:38 CDT

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‘Living wage’ issue sparks an impassioned debate at KC’s City Hall http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article17135165.html#storylink=rss Kansas City civil rights and religious leaders implored a City Council committee to adopt a “living wage” requirement that would boost the minimum wage in the city. But the committee postponed a vote after the city attorney warned that Missouri law prohibits cities from taking this action.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:39:04 CDT

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Careless labeling hurts — no matter which group is stereotyped http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/diversity-diva/article18418379.html#storylink=rss The increased, on-demand consumption of news means very little processing or filtering time exists before you express a reaction. Many times while we are sitting at our work desk. That’s left us often relying on lazy, knee-jerk words and images to describe people and situations — modern-day stereotypes used to reduce a matter to a quick and manageable bite.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:23:45 CDT

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Some McDonald’s workers will get a raise http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article17134451.html#storylink=rss The company plans to increase wages to an average of $9.90 an hour by July 1 for 90,000 workers in stores under its direct corporate control. The decision does not affect the 750,000 employees who work for the more than 3,100 franchisees who operate more than 12,500 McDonald’s restaurants around the country. But the move could pressure franchise owners to lift wages in their restaurants as well.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:34:58 CDT

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Analysts foresee a slight dip in the unemployment rate http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article17126636.html#storylink=rss An outlook published by J.P. Morgan Funds expects the national unemployment rate to be 5.4 percent for March, a slight dip from 5.5 percent in February, the lowest jobless rate since 2008. National hiring has been comparatively robust this year.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:01:00 CDT

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