February 14, 2016

Kansas cutbacks rattle state jobs programs

Gene Meyer KansasReporter TOPEKA, — As Kansans cope with a persistently higher than normal 6.6 percent unemployment rate, the state’s labor department said Tuesday it is abolishing two positions of people whose job it was to help the unemployed find work. However, the change shouldn’t hurt anyone’s job search, because the services those workers provided Continue Reading

School choice answer to American competitiveness woes

Rebekah Rast, Guest Columnist Siemens, the German engineering group, is having difficulty filling job openings in the U.S. With an unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, how is that possible? Eric Spiegel, chief executive in the U.S. for Siemens, said in an interview with Financial Times that, “There’s a mismatch between the jobs that are available, Continue Reading