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AT&T seeks more installers and service technicians http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33175974.html#storylink=rss Job fairs will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn Independence, 19677 E. Jackson Drive, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center, 6100 College Blvd.

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ConocoPhillips plans to cut 10 percent of its workforce http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article33212061.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:55:11 CDT By MARLEY JAY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article33212061.html CEOs big news can cause ripple effects for company http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article33250482.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:19:07 CDT By MAE ANDERSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article33250482.html Opposition group collects enough signatures to put KC minimum wage increase on the ballot http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article32649354.html#storylink=rss Business owners opposed to raising the minimum wage in Kansas City have exceeded the 3,400-name threshold necessary for a referendum on the issue.

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Virginia shooting spotlights the riddle of workplace safety http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article32627928.html#storylink=rss Employers face conflicting legal obligations and huge uncertainties. They have a legal duty to provide a safe workplace and can even be sued for failing to prevent predictable threats, according to legal experts. On the other hand, they must tread carefully with employees who may have mental health problems.

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Missouri Department of Transportation seeks seasonal workers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article32644221.html#storylink=rss Representatives will interview applicants from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at 600 N.E. Colbern Road in Lee’s Summit. Openings include vehicle operation for snow and ice removal trucks and a variety of highway maintenance positions, with work starting as early as Sept. 28.

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Federal ruling strengthens the bargaining power of franchise employees http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article32624946.html#storylink=rss The new standard is important because corporations could be held liable for labor law violations by their subcontractors and could be forced to the bargaining table by unions seeking to organize the employees of a subcontractor or franchisee.

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Diane Stafford: A small warning about employee stock ownership http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article32551719.html#storylink=rss Usually touted as a great prescription for employee engagement and satisfaction, employee ownership in company stock could have a downside — an unhealthy sense of entitlement.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Model switch at GM’s Fairfax plant prompts layoffs from suppliers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article32531034.html#storylink=rss Inteva Products, which has a plant at 144 W. 23rd Ave. in North Kansas City, will lay off about 180 employees. The Woodbridge Sequencing Center at 7601 N.W. 107th Terrace in Kansas City will lay off nearly 200 employees.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:56:24 CDT

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Labor trouble with pilots deepens at Republic Airways http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article32485374.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:20:16 CDT By DAVID KOENIG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article32485374.html Three area companies pop up in comparison of CEO pay to worker pay http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article32356773.html#storylink=rss Job and recruiting company Glassdoor listed Cerner, Garmin and H&R Block among 441 companies it studied for the gap between CEO pay and worker pay. Its unofficial comparisons offer an advance look at federally mandated disclosures set for 2018.

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Nurses in KC and nationwide say staffing is in critical condition http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article31983744.html#storylink=rss As nurses mount protests outside hospitals in Kansas City and nationwide, surveys find that many are working long hours under stressful conditions.

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Opponents of Kansas City’s minimum wage increase submit signatures for referendum http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article31822749.html#storylink=rss Opponents turned in more than 6,000 signatures Friday to try to overturn the action by the City Council. Only 3,400 valid signatures are required.

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Jobs shrink in Kansas, grow in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article31721814.html#storylink=rss Employment shrank by 4,300 jobs, or 0.3 percent of non-farm payrolls, in Kansas in July, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, non-farm payrolls grew by 11,900 in Missouri compared with June.

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‘Rank and yank’ gets another hard look http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article31592510.html#storylink=rss A recent indepth account of a stressful work environment at Amazon headquarters put renewed focus on employee evaluation systems designed to regularly eliminate workers.

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Steelworkers rally as U.S. Steel, Arcelor Mittal agree to allow work under recently expired contract http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33584427.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT By LEN BOSELOVIC ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33584427.html Facebook beats Twitter when it comes to job hunting http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33191574.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT Chicago Tribune]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33191574.html Rex Huppke: What if your boss paid you to have life experiences for 3 months? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125250.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT By REX HUPPKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125250.html When it comes to layoffs, don't drag it out, experts say http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125178.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125178.html Uber loses round in legal battle with drivers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33243567.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT By HOWARD MINTZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33243567.html Diane Stafford: A small warning about employee stock ownership http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125256.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DIANE STAFFORD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125256.html Your Office Coach: Talk to boss about unofficial, unwanted responsibilities http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125247.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT By MARIE G. MCINTYRE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125247.html Liz Reyer: Dealing with a direct report who's easily offended http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125253.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT By LIZ REYER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125253.html Balancing Act: Back-to-school juggling works best as a team http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125175.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT By CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125175.html Know the rules of the road for conference calls http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125139.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT By STEPHANIE RITENBAUGH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125139.html CEO's firm helping diversify tech industry's workforce http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125127.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT By QUEENIE WONG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article33125127.html Tensions rise as steel talks approach deadline http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article32675544.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DEE DEPASS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article32675544.html Twitter sets employee diversity targets http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article32674083.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DAINA BETH SOLOMON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article32674083.html Contractors become employees as startups solidify a business model http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article32416545.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT By TRACEY LIEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article32416545.html