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The era of college grads working at restaurants and cafes is coming to an end http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article21292650.html#storylink=rss An analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City shows the trend of overqualified graduates taking positions as waiters, waitresses and receptionists is finally starting to reverse course. Over the past year, high-skill jobs accounted for more than 80 percent of net job growth.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Here's what Kansas City area CEOs are making http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article21421857.html#storylink=rss Investors, lawmakers and the public have been peeking inside CEO pay envelopes for nearly a quarter century and still aren’t happy with what they see. They want new disclosures, clearer comparisons and more meaningful measures of what chief executives of publicly traded companies make.

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Time determines what stock and option awards really are worth http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article21417315.html#storylink=rss Executives don’t immediately collect windfalls from the stock and option awards companies give them. Ultimately, they do collect and the gains they realize can be big, like the nearly $25 million realized last year by O’Reilly Automotive executive Ted Wise.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 17:41:16 CDT

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Los Angeles votes to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article21417216.html#storylink=rss The increase, which is to take effect by 2020, comes as workers across the country are rallying for higher wages, and several large companies have moved to raise their lowest wages.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 17:40:18 CDT

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We’re No. 2: Website ranks KC high for job opportunities, employee satisfaction http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article21285921.html#storylink=rss Glassdoor, a free website that posts salary details, company reviews, and interview questions submitted anonymously by employees and job seekers, rates Kansas City the second-best city in the country based on its score for hiring opportunities, cost of living and job satisfaction.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Report tells why workers quit http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article21285315.html#storylink=rss Stagnant pay is the top reason why employees leave their jobs, according to a report from the EY consulting group.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 10:45:08 CDT

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Internships can pay off, but they sometimes carry a heavy cost http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article21190188.html#storylink=rss The John Diehl scandal occurs at a time when millions of college students find themselves clamoring for competitive internships. But just as the perceived value of internships has grown, so have questions about who benefits most. While internships can hold great value as career starters, they also can create an environment that’s ripe for exploitation.

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Sat, 16 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Diane Stafford: How to cover gaps in your work history http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article21017469.html#storylink=rss More employers are looking past employment gaps, improving re-employment odds for long-term job hunters.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 19:01:00 CDT

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Kansas City Council wrestles with living wage proposal http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21027567.html#storylink=rss Fast-food workers pleaded with the council to boost the city’s minimum wage, while restaurant and hotel representatives warned such a move would cost jobs. A group has gathered more than the 3,572 valid signatures required for a ballot proposal to increase minimum pay from $7.65 to $10 per hour by Sept. 1 and to $15 per hour by 2020.

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Improvement in the black unemployment rate could be short-lived http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article20824686.html#storylink=rss The employment rate among blacks has improved significantly over the last three months as the economy approaches what’s known as full employment. But the hiring improvement might be temporary based on historical trends.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 10:41:17 CDT

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Job fair will take place Wednesday at Arrowhead Stadium http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article20745768.html#storylink=rss Employers will be accepting resumes at Arrowhead Stadium.

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Diane Stafford: The rap against office cubicles http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article20495736.html#storylink=rss Some studies find that “open office” cubicles aren’t boosting productivity or helping employee morale.

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Fri, 08 May 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Civil rights leaders call for a vote on raising minimum wage to $10 an hour in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article20359893.html#storylink=rss “It is a human dignity issue,” said Vernon Howard Jr., executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City, as petitions with more than 4,000 signatures were delivered. The proposal would increase the minimum wage gradually to $15 an hour by 2020. The move was aimed in part at pushing the City Council to take action on its own.

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KC group to assist Marines in job hunts, business http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article20372883.html#storylink=rss A Kansas City networking group has been formed to help Marine veterans in the civilian business world.

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Apple executive Angela Ahrendts is the top-paid U.S. female executive http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article20256990.html#storylink=rss The former chief executive officer of London-based fashion retailer Burberry Group received $82.6 million in 2014, Bloomberg News said. Ahrendts, 54, joined Apple in May 2014 and became the first woman on its management team.

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