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Worlds of Fun seeks seasonal workers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article19375155.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Keith Chrostowski: Would offering paid paternity leave help narrow the pay gap? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/article19308195.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Ford to lay off 700 workers due to slow car sales http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article19350471.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:22:17 CDT By DEE-ANN DURBIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article19350471.html Sungevity will unveil and hire for its new Kansas City offices Thursday http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article19137915.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:55:54 CDT

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Job picture shows mixed results in Kansas and Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article19133034.html#storylink=rss 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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Praise, skepticism as CEO sets minimum wage at $70,000 a year http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19136577.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:41:46 CDT

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Diane Stafford: Using social media to screen job candidates? Do it fairly http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18730257.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Don't panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article18672006.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:38:05 CDT By PAUL WISEMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article18672006.html Hundreds turn out in Kansas City for a day of ‘$15 an hour’ protests http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18606531.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:14:30 CDT

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Time Warner Cable plans Thursday hiring event in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18576212.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City cable television company needs to fill full-time direct sales jobs.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:11:39 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18576212.html
Workers to rally for $15 an hour — and even $15K http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18542273.html#storylink=rss Protesters formed strike lines at a McDonald’s restaurant in Kansas City Wednesday morning to continue their campaign for higher pay and unionization.

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AT&T job fair is Wednesday in Kansas City, Kan. http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article18498953.html#storylink=rss 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.

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At Seattle company, the new minimum wage is $70,000 a year http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article18499475.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Kansas City faces clash with state of Missouri over proposal to raise minimum wage http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18225110.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Diane Stafford: How to stand out in short-tenure jobs http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18101732.html#storylink=rss The average “younger boomer” already has held nearly a dozen jobs, and younger generations are likely to hold even more during their careers. That puts a premium on making a good impression quickly and moving up with each change.

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Trucking industry faces shortage of drivers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19365276.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:02:07 CDT By MATT SANCTIS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19365276.html Companies labor to get visas for skilled foreign professionals http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19207737.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:07:10 CDT By MILA KOUMPILOVA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19207737.html Rex Huppke: Engagement' is a buzzword worth making noise about http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121547.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:02:17 CDT By REX HUPPKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121547.html Liz Reyer: How to design change and keep it positive http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121550.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:07:18 CDT By LIZ REYER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121550.html Diane Stafford: Using social media to screen job candidates? Do it fairly http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121553.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:07:18 CDT By DIANE STAFFORD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121553.html Your Office Coach: Helping mom with medical appointments need not make or break job opportunity http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121544.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:07:17 CDT By MARIE G. MCINTYRE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121544.html Love of languages translates into fast-growing career http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121445.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:07:11 CDT By RICK ROMELL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121445.html Sean Maloney, from Intel exec to stroke activist http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121442.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:07:11 CDT By PETE CAREY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121442.html Use sports to get the ball rolling in business http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121328.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:02:07 CDT By JOYCE GANNON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121328.html Part-timers holding down multiple jobs has grown since 2001 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121331.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:02:07 CDT By ANN BELSER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article19121331.html Immigration debate sparked by record number of applicants http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18591810.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:02:11 CDT By MATT O'BRIEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18591810.html Tech workers' spouses ready, eager to work under new immigration rules http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18563663.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:02:09 CDT By LYNN THOMPSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18563663.html Rex Huppke: Chicago company employs only veterans, shows how work is a mission http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18472523.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:02:13 CDT By REX HUPPKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18472523.html Few in finance are happy in their jobs, survey finds http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18521666.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:57:10 CDT By DEAN STARKMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18521666.html