Employment http://kmuw.org en Kansas' Economy Not Growing As Quickly As Nation's http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-economy-not-growing-quickly-nations <p>Researchers at The Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University say the Kansas economy is growing at a slower rate than the nation as a whole.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:18:26 +0000 Associated Press 24051 at http://kmuw.org Grants To Help Disabled Kansas Job Seekers Awarded http://kmuw.org/post/grants-help-disabled-kansas-job-seekers-awarded <p>The first grants under a United Healthcare initiative to help disabled Kansas job seekers are going to groups with a collective presence across the state.<br><br>The health insurer said Friday it will provide $1.5 million in "Empower Kansas" grants over the next three years to community groups. The first five recipients were announced at a news conference in Overland Park.<br><br>The Wichita-based Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation is getting the largest grant, at nearly $116,000. The Sedgwick County Developmental Disability Organization was awarded $9,000.<br> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:00:13 +0000 Associated Press 23457 at http://kmuw.org 900 New Jobs Could Be Coming To Wichita http://kmuw.org/post/900-new-jobs-could-be-coming-wichita <p>A company that operates hotels and resorts around the world says it plans to hire about 180 people later this year for a new customer call center in Wichita.<br><br>Officials of the Kansas Department of Commerce and Starwood Hotels announced plans for the center Thursday.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 11:38:27 +0000 Frank Dudgeon 17389 at http://kmuw.org Job Growth Expected To Increase In Kansas http://kmuw.org/post/job-growth-expected-increase-kansas <p>A &nbsp;report from WSU’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research projects modest job growth in Kansas this year.</p><p>It’s driven partially by the energy, construction and services sectors.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:43:41 +0000 Stephen Koranda 16487 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, Though State Gained 15,400 Jobs in February http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-unemployment-rate-holds-steady-though-state-gained-15400-jobs-february <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The jobless rate in Kansas isn't falling, but it didn't get worse in February.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The (not seasonally adjusted) unemployment rate declined from 6.2 to 5.8 percent, while the smooth seasonally adjusted number remained steady at 5.5 percent for the fourth month. In February 2012, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.9 percent.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:15:39 +0000 Kate Clause 14924 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, Though State Gained 15,400 Jobs in February Hawker Beechcraft Loses Incentives As Its Local Employment Dips http://kmuw.org/post/hawker-beechcraft-loses-incentives-its-local-employment-dips <p>Hawker Beechcraft says its total number of Kansas employees has fallen below the level required to receive the full state and local government incentives.</p><p>The aircraft manufacturer had 3,372 employees as of December 31st. The company was granted $45 million in incentives back in 2010 in exchange for committing to keep 4,000 &nbsp;people employed in Kansas for 10 years.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:11:38 +0000 Associated Press 12008 at http://kmuw.org Job Applicants' Online Privacy Would Be Preserved With Proposed State Bill http://kmuw.org/post/job-applicants-online-privacy-would-be-preserved-proposed-state-bill <p>Two state lawmakers from Wichita are seeking support for a measure that would limit employers' access to job applicants' social media accounts.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rep. Gail Finney and Sen.&nbsp;</span>Oletha<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Faust-Goudeau<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> both back measures to keep employers from requiring applicants to provide their usernames and passwords for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:54:56 +0000 Associated Press 11942 at http://kmuw.org