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Legislation
3:44 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Democrats Unveil Jobs Proposals

Democrats in the Legislature have unveiled their jobs proposals for this session.

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News
5:36 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Top Morning News 01.18.13

Jobless rate remains unchanged; Kansas officials to make anti-human trafficking announcement; Wichita to celebrate MLK day with several events.

Kansas Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5.4 Percent

A new report says the Kansas unemployment rate held steady at 5.4 percent in December while the state recorded modest job growth over the previous year.

The report from the state Labor Department also says last month's jobless figure was down one full point from December 2011.

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News
5:19 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Top Morning News 01.09.13

 The Wichita City Council delayed their vote to choose an interim candidate for the District IV seat; A women's organization is remodeling Dr. Tiller's old clinic to meet the states new abortion regulations; State expects continued job growth.

Vote To Fill Vacant City Council Seat Delayed

The Wichita City Council voted Tuesday to postpone a vote for the interim District Four seat vacated by Kansas senator-elect Michael O'Donnell. The council plans to fill the position next week.

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Business
2:28 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Koch Industries To Expand Wichita Campus, Create More Jobs

A rendering of the planned expansion at Koch Industries.
Howard and Helmer Architecture Koch Industries

Wichita based Koch industries Thursday announced plans to expand its northeast campus on 37th Street between Hillside and Oliver.

The new 210,000-square-foot building will be three stories, include a large cafe and have space for 745 employees. Koch spokesperson Melissa Cohlmia says currently Koch Industries in Wichita employs 2,800 people.

"That number, we know, will be significantly increasing," says Cohlmia.

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News
5:43 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Top Morning News 11.20.12

Group to protest Kobach policies in support of DREAM Act; Larned State Hospital names new director; Kansas Wheat crop suffers from another dry week.

National Group To Protest Kobach Policies

Opponents of immigration policies favored by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach are calling for his resignation.

A group called the DREAM Act Coalition expects up to 75 people from around the country to join with others at an anti-Kobach rally Tuesday at a Topeka state office building.

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News
6:01 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Top Morning News 10.25.12

Ethics complaint against Jan Pauls dismissed; Democratic leaders expected to unveil jobs proposal Thursday at events across state; Feds ease Medicare restrictions.

Ethics Complaint Against Kansas Lawmaker Dismissed 

The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint against a conservative Democratic House member.

The commission concluded Wednesday that Representative Jan Pauls of Hutchinson didn't intend to violate the law when she failed to list a rental property she owns on annual financial disclosure forms.

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Jobs
7:12 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Siemens To Lay Off 150 Workers In Hutch

Wind turbines at work.
Nuala Flickr

The company Siemens will lay off around 150 workers at their facility in Hutchinson.

The plant builds parts for wind turbines. The company blames a slowdown in wind turbine orders.

Siemens officials say uncertainty about a federal tax credit has slowed new wind power development, so they’re selling fewer wind turbines.

The credit helps pay for installing wind turbines, and it’s set to expire at the end of this year.

The company also says more natural gas power plants and the economy have slowed sales.

Economy
7:13 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Kansas Agency Finds Increase In Job Vacancies

The Kansas Department of Labor says the number of job vacancies increased during the second quarter of 2012 when compared with a year earlier.

The report released Wednesday found an estimated 36,000 vacancies from April to June, a 17.3 percent increase over the second quarter of 2011.

During the quarter, Kansas averaged a little over 88,700 unemployed workers. That meant about 2.5 workers for every job vacancy, which was an improvement from 2011, when there were 3.2 unemployed workers for every job opening.

Employment
6:12 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Kansas Agency Finds Increase In Job Vacancies

The Kansas Department of Labor says the number of job vacancies increased during the second quarter of 2012 when compared with a year earlier.

The report released Wednesday found an estimated 36,000 vacancies from April to June, a 17.3 percent increase over the second quarter of 2011.

During the quarter, Kansas averaged a little over 88,700 unemployed workers. That meant about 2.5 workers for every job vacancy, which was an improvement from 2011, when there were 3.2 unemployed workers for every job opening.

Employment
1:04 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

400 New Jobs Coming To Wichita

A data management company plans to add more than 400 jobs in Wichita over the next five years.

The Kansas department of Commerce and the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition announced Thursday that NetApp, a provider of storage and data management solutions, will significantly expand its Wichita facility.

The plan to add more than 400 jobs over the next five years will nearly double its workforce in Wichita, when added to their existing 450 employees.

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