kentucky jobs http://wkms.org en Grimes Says Expanding Broadband Internet Access, Working with Veterans Key to Western Kentucky Jobs http://wkms.org/post/grimes-says-expanding-broadband-internet-access-working-veterans-key-western-kentucky-jobs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Alison </span>Lundergan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Grimes says unlike her opponent Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell she will work for instead of against better Internet access in rural Western Kentucky.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:36:38 +0000 Whitney Jones 39354 at http://wkms.org Grimes Says Expanding Broadband Internet Access, Working with Veterans Key to Western Kentucky Jobs KY Jobless Rate Drops to 7.9% in April ‘13 http://wkms.org/post/ky-jobless-rate-drops-79-april-13 <p></p><p>The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training said the commonwealth’s April unemployment rate has fallen 0.3 percent from a year ago and has dropped a tenth of a point from March 2013.</p><p>Kentucky’s 7.9 percent rate reflects a similar trend in national numbers over the same period.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 17:39:29 +0000 Todd Hatton 31670 at http://wkms.org KY Jobless Rate Drops to 7.9% in April ‘13 Report: Rising Tuition Costs Aside, Higher Education Still Worthwhile http://wkms.org/post/report-rising-tuition-costs-aside-higher-education-still-worthwhile <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Despite rising tuition costs, higher education is still worthwhile because college-degree holders have higher incomes and better opportunities for employment, according to a report released Friday by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Employers are increasingly requiring bachelor’s degrees as part of their hiring processes, the report said. In the next eight years, the report says, more than half of Kentucky jobs will require some sort of higher education. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:48:57 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 27230 at http://wkms.org Report: Rising Tuition Costs Aside, Higher Education Still Worthwhile Murray Small Engine Plant Celebrates 70 Million Engines http://wkms.org/post/murray-small-engine-plant-celebrates-70-million-engines <p></p><p>The Briggs &amp; Stratton plant in Murray has produced 70 million small engines since it opened in 1985; an average of nearly 2.6 million engines a year. At a press conference today Engine Products Group President Joseph Wright said the demand for quality engines allows them to keep that production domestic. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 21:25:34 +0000 Shelly Baskin & Chad Lampe 25224 at http://wkms.org Murray Small Engine Plant Celebrates 70 Million Engines TeleTech Bringing over 500 Jobs to Hopkinsville with new Facility http://wkms.org/post/teletech-bringing-over-500-jobs-hopkinsville-new-facility <p>500 to 700 jobs are coming to Hopkinsville with a new global customer service company. TeleTech Services Corporation will invest about $12 million over the next few years in a new service center in the city.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 24 May 2012 20:08:27 +0000 Shelly Baskin 18113 at http://wkms.org TeleTech Bringing over 500 Jobs to Hopkinsville with new Facility