jobs http://kbia.org en Missouri Senate approves bill changing unemployment benefits http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-approves-bill-changing-unemployment-benefits <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Republican lawmakers are trying again to limit the ability of Missouri workers to collect unemployment benefits after being fired for alleged misconduct.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:52:24 +0000 Associated Press 49566 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate approves bill changing unemployment benefits Missouri adds jobs while jobless rate remains steady http://kbia.org/post/missouri-adds-jobs-while-jobless-rate-remains-steady <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri payrolls grew in January while the state's unemployment remained unchanged at 6 percent.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:19:46 +0000 Associated Press 49075 at http://kbia.org Missouri adds jobs while jobless rate remains steady Boeing to add more St.Louis county jobs http://kbia.org/post/boeing-add-more-stlouis-county-jobs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Jay Nixon announced in a press release Thursday that aerospace manufacturing company Boeing will add up to an additional 400 research and technology jobs at its St.Louis County campus.</span></p><p>The new jobs will be part of Boeing's plan to restructure its Research and Technology organization. The company, which employees approximately fifteen thousand workers in Missouri, is being helped in the St. Louis county expansion by the state of Missouri through a package of economic incentives. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:22:07 +0000 George Varney 45204 at http://kbia.org Boeing to add more St.Louis county jobs Enterprise Holdings to add 11,000 workers http://kbia.org/post/enterprise-holdings-add-11000-workers <p>St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, the nation&#39;s largest rental car company, plans to hire 11,000 new full-time workers by the middle of next year.</p><p>The hiring is expected to be complete by July 31, and could boost the company&#39;s workforce to more than 80,000, depending on attrition.</p><p>The company plans to hire nearly 8,500 for management trainee positions, including many recent college graduates. Others will be hired for positions in information technology, administration and support roles at the company headquarters in suburban St. Louis, and in branch stores.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:27:19 +0000 Associated Press 41479 at http://kbia.org Enterprise Holdings to add 11,000 workers Missouri's unemployment rate increases despite job growth in June http://kbia.org/post/missouris-unemployment-rate-increases-despite-job-growth-june <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri's unemployment rate increased slightly even though businesses added thousands of jobs in June.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:24:57 +0000 Associated Press 37186 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rate declines in April http://kbia.org/post/mo-unemployment-rate-declines-april <p>For the month of April, Missouri employers added more than 12,000 new jobs while the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.6 percent. Tue, 14 May 2013 21:11:54 +0000 Associated Press & Kristofor Husted 33735 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rate declines in April Community rallies to stop job cuts at Fort Leonard Wood http://kbia.org/post/community-rallies-stop-job-cuts-fort-leonard-wood <p></p><p>A U.S. Army plan for possible personnel cuts at forts with more than 8,000 stationed troops could mean removing troops from Fort Leonard Wood in southern Missouri.</p><p>Hundreds of members of the communities surrounding Fort Leonard Wood gathered Tuesday night to discuss the proposed cuts and the effect it could have on the economy of the area. The fort currently trains somewhere between 80,ooo and 90,000 soldiers per year, but now that number could be decreased by as many as 4,000 troops.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 22:13:21 +0000 Katy Mersmann 33008 at http://kbia.org Community rallies to stop job cuts at Fort Leonard Wood Mo. jobless rate falls to 6.5 percent in January http://kbia.org/post/mo-jobless-rate-falls-65-percent-january <p>A new report says Missouri's unemployment rate edged lower in January while the state recorded a net loss of 4,700 jobs.</p><p>Tuesday's report from the Department of Economic Development says the state's jobless rate stood at 6.5 percent in January, down one-tenth of a point from December.</p><p>The trade, transportation and utilities sector reported the largest decline in jobs with a drop of 2,700 positions. The manufacturing sector lost 1,400 jobs, and the information sector lost 1,200 jobs.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:38:35 +0000 Associated Press 29954 at http://kbia.org Mo. jobless rate falls to 6.5 percent in January Hartzler's "Vicky for Jobs" tour stops in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/hartzlers-vicky-jobs-tour-stops-columbia <p>Republican U.S. Congressional candidates Ann Wagner and Vicky Hartzler stopped to speak to Columbia residents Monday afternoon for her “Vicky for Jobs” campaign tour.</p><p>U.S. House of Representatives candidate Ann Wagner came to Columbia to show her support for Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler. Wagner said Boone County accounts for 20 percent of the forth districts votes. She says there is uncertainty with regulation, health care, taxes and energy costs.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:42:18 +0000 Jenn Cooper 23638 at http://kbia.org Hartzler's "Vicky for Jobs" tour stops in Columbia Mo. unemployment rate reaches lowest point in nearly 4 years [INFOGRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/mo-unemployment-rate-reaches-lowest-point-nearly-4-years-infographic <p>According to the latest jobs report from the state <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kbia/files/Industry_SEP12.pdf.pdf.pdf">[pdf]</a>, the number of jobs created in Missouri is going up, and the unemployment rate is at its lowest in nearly four years. Some of the greatest growth was in the construction industry.</p><p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:23:47 +0000 Charles Minshew 22947 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rate reaches lowest point in nearly 4 years [INFOGRAPHIC] Columbia Public Schools considers hiring permanant substitute teachers http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-considers-hiring-permanant-substitute-teachers <p>Columbia Public Schools are having a difficult time finding enough part-time substitute teachers. So the School District is considering hiring full-time substitutes to help solve the problem. Columbia Public Schools’ spokesperson Michelle Baumstark explains full-time substitutes would have to fill in wherever they were assigned. Part-time substitutes don’t have to.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:53:54 +0000 Michelle Clemens 21109 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools considers hiring permanant substitute teachers Mo. unemployment rate falls as payrolls decline http://kbia.org/post/mo-unemployment-rate-falls-payrolls-decline <p>Missouri officials say state payrolls declined by 4,000 jobs in June while unemployment simultaneously decreased to 7.1 percent.</p><p>Department of Economic Development officials say much of the decline in Missouri non-farm payrolls came in the local government sector, which shed 3,100 jobs in June.</p><p>The state unemployment rate has declined or held steady each month since June 2011. The jobless rate last month is the lowest in Missouri since December 2008.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:01:48 +0000 Associated Press 17757 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rate falls as payrolls decline Economy slowing in 9 Midwest, Plains states http://kbia.org/post/economy-slowing-9-midwest-plains-states <p>A new monthly survey suggests the economy in nine Midwest and Plains states will continue to slow down but continue growing even as Europe&#39;s woes persist.</p><p>The region&#39;s overall economic index dipped to 57.2 in June from May&#39;s 57.6 and April&#39;s 60. Any score above 50 suggests growth.</p><p>Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says businesses in the region are still benefiting from healthy farm income and exports, but the activity is slowing.</p><p>Global economic problems are hurting export orders.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 21:51:24 +0000 Associated Press 16920 at http://kbia.org Economy slowing in 9 Midwest, Plains states Missouri payroll jobs fall by 7,300 in May http://kbia.org/post/missouri-payroll-jobs-fall-7300-may <p>Missouri officials say the state lost about 7,300 non-farm payroll jobs in May, even as the state&#39;s unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.3 percent. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:59:01 +0000 Associated Press 15768 at http://kbia.org Missouri payroll jobs fall by 7,300 in May Missouri unemployment numbers dip slightly in April http://kbia.org/post/missouri-unemployment-numbers-dip-slightly-april <p>Missouri added about 6,000 jobs in April as its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down slightly.</p><p>Figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Economic Development also show that Missouri added more jobs in March than originally thought. The March job growth was revised upward from 4,800 to 6,800 new jobs.</p><p>Missouri&#39;s unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point in April to 7.3 percent. The department said that is the lowest level in 40 months.</p><p>The national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in April.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 22:51:28 +0000 Associated Press 14195 at http://kbia.org Missouri unemployment numbers dip slightly in April March Missouri unemployment numbers steady http://kbia.org/post/march-missouri-unemployment-numbers-steady <p>Missouri added about 4,800 jobs in March as its unemployment rate remained steady. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:13:12 +0000 Associated Press 12596 at http://kbia.org Building company moves to Montgomery City, projects 20 new jobs http://kbia.org/post/building-company-moves-montgomery-city-projects-20-new-jobs <p>Porta-King Building Systems, a manufacturing company, announced an expansion in Montgomery City. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:07:57 +0000 Samantha Sunne 11871 at http://kbia.org Air Force cuts hit home in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/air-force-cuts-hit-home-missouri <p>The Air Force is responding to the federal government&rsquo;s 2013 budget changes by cutting Air Force personnel jobs throughout the U.S. KBIA looked into&nbsp;how these cuts will affect Missouri Air Force bases. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:09:40 +0000 Wendy Mader 10378 at http://kbia.org Missouri January unemployment numbers dip http://kbia.org/post/missouri-january-unemployment-numbers-dip <p>Missouri &lsquo;s unemployment rate fell by half a point to 7.5 percent in January - the lowest level in over 3 years, according to the latest state report. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:54:01 +0000 Liam Keegan 9785 at http://kbia.org Missouri January unemployment numbers dip Job losses possible for MU campuses http://kbia.org/post/job-losses-possible-mu-campuses <p>The word &ldquo;inevitable&rdquo; is being teamed with &ldquo;job-losses&rdquo; if the University of Missouri system is unable to work its way out of an expected twelve and a half percent cut in state funding for 2013. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 22:47:21 +0000 8176 at http://kbia.org Job losses possible for MU campuses Santorum coming to Missouri for jobs speech http://kbia.org/post/santorum-coming-missouri-jobs-speech <p>Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is coming to Missouri to give a speech about jobs and the economy. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:39:22 +0000 Associated Press 7972 at http://kbia.org Santorum coming to Missouri for jobs speech