The union has been staging an informational picket at the Inergy Automotive Systems plant under construction near the General Motors plant in Kansas City, Kan. The action, which doesn’t call for stoppage of work or deliveries, centers on non-union employment.
The health care industry is fueled more by workers who have an associate degree or less than it is by workers who have earned bachelor’s degrees in health-related fields. A Brookings Institution study says the less educated health care workforce makes up more than half of the nation’s health care labor pool. In the Kansas City area, it’s 46.1 percent.
The Full Employment Council said it is getting “coding bootcamp” funds to provide job training in information technology. Kansas City’s $500,000 grant, received through the Missouri Division of Workforce Development and U.S. Department of Labor, will be used to combine classroom instruction with on-the-job learning.
The new law is aimed at improving business engagement and accountability in federally funded programs. The president said it will give states and cities more flexibility in managing their job training programs.
A federal appeals court ruled that financial help could be offered only on a state-run insurance exchange, not HealthCare.gov. A different court reached the opposite conclusion. The decision may end up with the U.S. Supreme Court. For now, no one faces the immediate loss of subsidized insurance and enrollment for next year will proceed as planned.
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Alliance Data Retail Services expects to beef up its existing 500 jobs by 200 more by the end of this year and by an additional 300 in two to three years. A 33,000-square-foot expansion is to be completed next month. The center at 8035 Quivira Road is one of seven Alliance Data Systems Corp. contact facilities nationwide.
QUESTION: Two weeks ago, my husband "Barry" unexpectedly came home from work with a large flat-screen television. He explained that one of his employees gave it to him as repayment for a loan. I was shocked, because I had no idea that Barry was lending people money.
WASHINGTON-Congress is hardly a bastion of diversity. The Senate is 93 percent white. The Republicans in the House don't have a single African-American or Asian-American member. And men in both chambers outnumber women 4 to 1.
Todd Paton has a booming Miami business getting customers noticed on the Web. One tool he uses is generating online press releases to build brand awareness and create links that will send traffic to a customer's website. But Paton, owner of Paton Internet Marketing, acknowledges that writing the releases is not his strong suit. Rather than spend his time doing it, he hires out the task.
ATLANTA - In 2012, there were 43.1 million Americans age 65 and older. By 2050, that number is expected to reach 83.7 million, according to two recent reports from the U.S. Census Bureau. As you probably know, most of those people will be baby boomers - born between 1946 and 1964 - whose youngest members are now turning 50.