People and jobs started moving back into central cities as the country emerged from the recession, though Kansas City’s urban core and suburbs weren’t part of that trend, according to data compiled by the research organization City Observatory. The figures stop in 2011, though, and downtown has made strides in the past year.
Justices expressed support for a Muslim teenager denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch after she showed up at her employment interview wearing a black headscarf that conflicted with the company’s dress code. The discrimination case explores when an employer must take steps to accommodate the religious beliefs of a worker or job applicant.
The company, which is remodeling the former Benchmark Home Furnishings building at Interstate 35 and 119th Street, plans to hold career fairs on three Saturdays — Feb. 28, March 7 and March 14. The three events, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., will be held at the Olathe location of Bass Pro Shops, which is near the furniture store complex.
Cerner employees whose combination of years of service and age total 65 have been offered the packages. Cerner said the one-time offer reflects the “deep bench of complementary talent” because of the Siemens Health Services acquisition and doesn’t affect Cerner’s continued hiring or growth plans.
In schools, hospitals and other workplaces, training is driving home lessons, some of them controversial, on how not to become an armed intruder’s sitting duck. The strategies for survival have different names: Escape, evade, engage. Get out, hide out, take out. Flee, fade, fight. But the idea is the same: Provide options, and the safest one may not be crouching in the dark.
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Whether you’re doing an initial screening interview on the telephone or an in-person interview inside an organization, you need to be prepared to paint yourself in a relevant, non-divisive way. Remember that an interview isn’t all about you. It’s about whether the interviewer sees you as a good fit for the organization.
Maritime companies locked in a contract dispute with West Coast dockworkers took their case directly to rank-and-file longshoremen on Wednesday, as negotiators struggled to reach a deal and break the cargo gridlock that has stalled billions of dollars of international trade.
Kelly Wilson jumped right in when she heard a nun push an idea for business owners to hire single moms from impoverished Kansas City neighborhoods. She hired four for her Northland business. A Lenexa woman did the same. But then Wilson saw those women struggle to get to work each day. So a week ago, she moved the operation to midtown.
The Kansas City area’s unemployment rate was 5 percent in November 2014, compared with 5.5 percent a year earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. It was one of 341 out of 372 metro areas studied by the Labor Department that had lower jobless rates in November 2014 compared with November 2013.
An estimated 2 million U.S. manufacturing jobs will go unfilled over the next decade because workers lack the skills to fill those positions, according to a study released this week by an industry research group and a major accounting firm.
Shuttle bus drivers for five prominent tech companies will decide whether to unionize on Friday in a vote that has the potential to dramatically expand organized labor's territory in Silicon Valley and embolden others in the tech industry's burgeoning class of service workers to demand better working conditions.
There are so many important things we can learn from famous people. For example, the key to being called "brave" is allowing yourself to be photographed without makeup. And better health is easily obtained by eating foods no one has ever heard of prepared by chefs no one can afford.