Jobs http://wkms.org en Paducah’s Mail Processing Facility Set to Close, Could Lead to Longer Delivery Times http://wkms.org/post/paducah-s-mail-processing-facility-set-close-could-lead-longer-delivery-times <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mail delivery times could lengthen in the Purchase area with the oncoming closure of Paducah’s processing plant.</span></p><p>The US Postal Service announced the consolidation of <a href="http://about.usps.com/news/electronic-press-kits/our-future-network/assets/pdf/ofn-consolidation-list-063014.pdf">more than 80 mail facilities</a> this week.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:42:08 +0000 Whitney Jones 41761 at http://wkms.org Paducah’s Mail Processing Facility Set to Close, Could Lead to Longer Delivery Times The U.S. Finally Gets Past Pre-Recession Jobs Total http://wkms.org/post/us-finally-gets-past-pre-recession-jobs-total The U.S. hit a milestone Friday, as the government's monthly jobs report showed that in May, the country finally surpassed the number of jobs it had before the recession started. The gain of 217,000 jobs put the total U.S. payroll number at nearly 138.5 million jobs.<p>But analysts note that the recovery has taken more than six years and has excluded many workers.<p><strong>Update at 8:35 a.m. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:27:53 +0000 Bill Chappell 41100 at http://wkms.org New Hopkinsville Chamber Director Outlines Plans to Grow Community http://wkms.org/post/new-hopkinsville-chamber-director-outlines-plans-grow-community <p>Marian Mason has returned to her childhood home of Christian County as the new Executive Director of the Christian County Chamber of Commerce. On Sounds Good, she speaks with Kate Lochte about some of the efforts in the works in the Hopkinsville/Christian Co. area, such as connecting veterans with jobs (after First Lady Michelle Obama's recent Fort Campbell visit), legislative agenda successes, community vision plan, entrepreneurial business plan competition and the recent rebranding/remodeling of the Chamber building.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 19:18:13 +0000 Kate Lochte 40372 at http://wkms.org New Hopkinsville Chamber Director Outlines Plans to Grow Community Toyota Moving 1,000 Jobs at Northern Ky. Manufacturing HQ to Texas http://wkms.org/post/toyota-moving-1000-jobs-northern-ky-manufacturing-hq-texas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Toyota will consolidate its American operations at a single campus in north Texas, cutting "about 1,000" employees at the Erlanger, </span>Ky<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. engineering and manufacturing plant.</span></p><p>Those employees will have to relocate to Plano, Texas over the next 2-3 years.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:52:32 +0000 John Null 40194 at http://wkms.org Toyota Moving 1,000 Jobs at Northern Ky. Manufacturing HQ to Texas Grimes' Jobs Plan: Just How Much Can One Senator Do? http://wkms.org/post/grimes-jobs-plan-just-how-much-can-one-senator-do <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>U.S. Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes described her jobs plan for western Kentucky last night in Hopkinsville. But while she touts the length and depth of her plan, some question just how much one senator can do for the Commonwealth.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:01:48 +0000 Whitney Jones 39378 at http://wkms.org Grimes' Jobs Plan: Just How Much Can One Senator Do? City of Hopkinsville Approves $100K for TeleTech Call Center Employee Training http://wkms.org/post/city-hopkinsville-approves-100k-teletech-call-center-employee-training <p>As the <a href="http://wkms.org/post/teletech-moves-forward-hopkinsville-call-center">TeleTech call center in Hopkinsville</a> prepares to expand its services, the Hopkinsville City Council has approved a $100,000 grant to train its expanding pool of employees.</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:52:52 +0000 John Null 38797 at http://wkms.org City of Hopkinsville Approves $100K for TeleTech Call Center Employee Training New Initiatives in Student Employment at Murray State http://wkms.org/post/new-initiatives-student-employment-murray-state <div>A change is in the making that will effect Murray State students regarding campus employment. MSU currently employs over 2,500 students on the main campus and demand for jobs is increasing. Officials are trying to meet the growing need of students seeking employment as a means to finance their education while on campus and to improve job placement after graduation. Murray State Vice President for Student Affairs Don Robertson and Director of Career Services Ross Meloan visit <em>Sounds Good</em> to talk about the new initiatives both on and off campus.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:14:29 +0000 Kate Lochte 38768 at http://wkms.org New Initiatives in Student Employment at Murray State Daher-TLI Opens in Ballard County, Creating 20 Jobs http://wkms.org/post/daher-tli-opens-ballard-county-creating-20-jobs <p></p><p>A transportation management company opens today in Ballard County bringing 20 jobs and a $2.2 million investment.</p><p>Daher-Transport Logistics International manages and transports radioactive material. The Kevil facility washes and recertifies empty cylinders for continued use or for decontamination and disposal. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:00:27 +0000 Whitney Jones 37046 at http://wkms.org Daher-TLI Opens in Ballard County, Creating 20 Jobs 9to5 Seating Company Announces Manufacturing Facility in Union City http://wkms.org/post/9to5-seating-company-announces-manufacturing-facility-union-city <p>Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced Monday that the 9to5 Seating Company will relocate manufacturing operations to Union City and create upwards of 500 jobs.&nbsp;</p><p>The announcement is welcome news for the community that has been spending the last few years trying to rebuild a manufacturing economy after Goodyear Tire shutdown a 1,800 employee plant in 2011.</p><p>The move represents an investment of $39.5 million for the ergonomic seating company. Governor Haslam thanked the company for its investment and said the decision reinforces his goal of making Tennessee a location for high quality jobs. &nbsp;</p><p>Obion County Economic Development Director Lindsey Frilling&nbsp;said 9to5 will move manufacturing from its facility in China to Union City's Northwest Regional Industrial Center. Frilling said the boost to employment will be significant.&nbsp;</p><p>"Anticipated jobs at the end of 2014 is about 73 jobs," said Frilling. "And then from then on, up until five years, you're looking to get it up to 510 jobs." &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:52:54 +0000 Rob Canning 35902 at http://wkms.org 9to5 Seating Company Announces Manufacturing Facility in Union City TN Wants To Get Veterans Working http://wkms.org/post/tn-wants-get-veterans-working <p></p><p>The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is partnering with more than 150 employers to help veterans get jobs.</p><p>The Paychecks for Patriots initiative will include hiring fairs to be held on Thursday in 13 sites throughout the state and will feature local employers interested in putting veterans to work. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:19:22 +0000 The Associated Press 35715 at http://wkms.org TN Wants To Get Veterans Working