Women in Kansas City and nationally have made some recent gains in becoming chief executive officers of large companies, but women still are under-represented in top corporate jobs. That’s why women’s advocacy organizations such as Central Exchange try to keep tabs and advocate for more.
Worlds of Fun will host a job fair Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kansas City recreation park. Applicants must be at least 14 years old. Openings include ride operations, food service and lifeguarding.
Unpaid parental leave laws may be backfiring because more women than men take leaves, pinching their earnings and hurting their careers. One solution is to mandate paid time off to men and women so more men take paternity leaves.
The newly arrived company has scheduled an invitation-only ribbon-cutting, speeches and tours of its new offices at 1100 Main St. beginning at 11:30 a.m. At 1621 Locust St., Sungevity will hold a hiring event beginning at 4:30 p.m. The company says it aims to provide 600 jobs within five years. Currently it employs 25 people locally.
Employers in Kansas added a net 15,400 jobs from March 2014 to March 2015 and payroll gains in Missouri totaled 36,200 over those 12 months, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But the two states were among a majority of states that had employment declines from February to March.
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When Dan Price announced last week that he would cut his own pay and profits to make it possible to raise the minimum wage at his credit card processing company in Seattle to a hefty $70,000 a year, he had little idea of the whirlwind it would stir. While the overwhelming majority of the responses on social media and elsewhere were positive - punctuated with labels like “hero” and hand-clapping emojis - there were also a number of skeptics and naysayers.
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.
The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Young plans to hire 9,000 graduates from U.S. universities this year, up from 7,500 in 2014. But recruiting isn't as easy as it used to be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Q: My job is fine, my personal life is fine, but I know that I have a tendency to get bored and restless. What can I do to be out in front of that so that I don't start making bad choices to force change?
It's so easy to do Google, Facebook and LinkedIn searches on people. And that's just a start. The Internet gives multiple ways to dig into backgrounds, memberships, interests and behavior. Everybody does it, right?
Q: I'm not sure how to tell a potential new employer about my family medical situation. My mother was recently diagnosed with cancer and will soon be starting chemotherapy. Although my siblings can handle most of her treatments, I will still need to help with some appointments.