kentucky jobs

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, via Facebook

Kentucky has achieved a milestone of economic health with statewide employment levels back up above the peak levels of 2007 and 2008, which were before the recession. That’s according to a new study by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.


Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes says unlike her opponent Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell she will work for instead of against better Internet access in rural Western Kentucky.

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.

Kentucky’s 7.9 percent rate reflects a similar trend in national numbers over the same period.

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.

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.

The Briggs & 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.

City of Hopkinsville

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.