A southeast Kansas hospital will break ground next week on an $18 million expansion.
Construction of the new surgery center at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg will begin November 19. Crossland Construction Company, of Columbus, Kansas, was chosen recently as the general contractor for the 40,000-square-foot addition.
Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers approved a five-year contract deal with Bombardier Learjet in Wichita over the weekend.
Machinists Union spokesman Bob Wood said people will be returning to work at the Wichita plan Monday. Wood described Saturday's offering as a "substantial improvement" over the proposal that prompted the October 8 walkout.
The new Ambassador Hotel in Wichita has up to 100 positions to fill before it opens in December.
At a job fair next week, hotel managers will be recruiting for a variety of positions including front desk concierge, bellman, valet, housekeeping, administrative assistant, accounting assistant, sales coordinator and supervisors. The Siena Tuscan Steakhouse will also be hiring a full staff.
The Kansas Department of Commerce said Monday registration remains open for the Kansas Skills Summit next Monday in Wichita.
The event will feature Gov. Sam Brownback and industry and workforce leaders. It will feature presentations and a roundtable discussion on the best ways to recruit and train a skilled workforce.
The goal of the summit is to develop a system of industry-endorsed, third party credentials that can be used by Kansas businesses to standardize the skills and knowledge workers bring to the labor market.
The Kansas Star Casino near Mulvane continues to easily exceed revenue projections.
The Kansas Lottery said Wednesday that entering September, the casino generated $129.5 million since it opened in mid-December last year. It has been averaging more than $15 million a month. The lottery owns and operates the casino's games.
If that pace continues, the casino will bring in more than $180 million this year. In 2010, consultants predicted the casino would generate $159.1 million in 2012.