employment http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Nonprofit Highlights New Disability Employment Rule http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-nonprofit-highlights-new-disability-employment-rule <p>Disability rights advocates in St. Louis are highlighting new federal rules that aim to open more job opportunities to people with disabilities. Starting Monday, federal contractors are required to work toward a goal of 7 percent disabled employees in their workforce.</p><p>The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is about twice that of other adults.</p><p>David Newburger, co-founder of the Starkloff Disability Institute, says many employers are still hesitant to hire people with disabilities because of some common misconceptions.</p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:11:40 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 34657 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Nonprofit Highlights New Disability Employment Rule Starkloff Disability Institute Works To Overcome Obstacles To Hiring People With Disabilities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/starkloff-disability-institute-works-overcome-obstacles-hiring-people-disabilities <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-4d5f6ea3-c2e5-29f8-2e39-350f5d000d03" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">For Colleen Starkloff and her husband Max, advocating for people with disabilities has always been about helping them gain independence. When they founded Paraquad in St. Louis 45 years ago, their goal was to enable people with disabilities to live independently. </span></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:44:55 +0000 Camille Phillips 30715 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Starkloff Disability Institute Works To Overcome Obstacles To Hiring People With Disabilities Report: St. Louis Economy Improving But Challenges Persist http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-st-louis-economy-improving-challenges-persist <p>The Workforce Solutions Group at St. Louis Community College released its fifth annual <a href="http://www.stlcc.edu/Workforce-Solutions/St-Louis-Workforce/">State of the St. Louis Workforce Report</a> earlier this month. The report is a compilation of data from 1,200 employers and surveys of more than 180 students.</p><p>The Executive Summary states:</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:09:34 +0000 Camille Phillips 29238 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: St. Louis Economy Improving But Challenges Persist Federal Officials Urge Expansion Of Successful STL Youth Jobs Initiative To Veterans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/federal-officials-urge-expansion-successful-stl-youth-jobs-initiative-veterans <p>At first glance, veterans of the post 9/11 wars and St. Louis youth in high crime neighborhoods don&#39;t have much in common. But two things unite them: both are considered at-risk and both can have a tough time finding jobs.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:27:21 +0000 Alex Heuer 28482 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Federal Officials Urge Expansion Of Successful STL Youth Jobs Initiative To Veterans Mo. payrolls increase by 17,900 jobs in August http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-payrolls-increase-17900-jobs-august <p>A new report shows Missouri gaining nearly 18,000 jobs last month while the state's unemployment rate held steady at 7.2 percent.</p><p>The state Department of Economic Development released the figures Tuesday.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:45:44 +0000 The Associated Press 4648 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. payrolls increase by 17,900 jobs in August Nixon signs job-training bill for veterans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-signs-job-training-bill-veterans <p>Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation offering job training incentives for military veterans returning to the private sector.</p><p>The legislation enacted Monday allows employers to be reimbursed for half the wages paid to military veterans during an on-the-job training period. Lawmakers who backed the measure said it taps into federal money to offset part of the job training costs.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 20:45:56 +0000 The Associated Press 4034 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon signs job-training bill for veterans MOKAN wants bigger minority commitment from MSD http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mokan-wants-bigger-minority-commitment-msd <p>A minority business advocacy group says the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District needs to do more to include minority and female workers in its projected $4.7 billion worth of upgrades over the next two decades. &nbsp;</p><p>Yaphett El-Amin, executive director for the group MOKAN, says because city residents and businesses pay into MSD&#39;s sewer tax system, MSD should commit more jobs to local minority contractors. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 02:34:49 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3237 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MOKAN wants bigger minority commitment from MSD McCaskill and Blunt give updates on veterans issues http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-and-blunt-give-updates-veterans-issues <p>Sen.&nbsp;Claire McCaskill, (D-Mo.)&nbsp;says she&rsquo;s cautiously optimistic that management problems at Arlington National Cemetery have been solved.</p><p>The democratic senator visited the cemetery on Friday to assess changes made there following the revelation that thousands of graves were mislabeled or unmarked.</p><p>McCaskill co-sponsored a law that requires congressional oversight of the burial grounds, and requires cemetery officials to submit a grave site analysis. She says that report will be delivered December 22<sup>nd</sup> and so far, is 86 percent complete.</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 18:29:50 +0000 Julie Bierach 2438 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill and Blunt give updates on veterans issues The employment rate of the young is at an all-time low, but why? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/employment-rate-young-all-time-low-why <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-983710.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-983710.mp3</a></p><p>This summer, fewer young people in the U.S. are employed than at any time since the government began keeping track.</p><p>On Wednesday the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report that found just 48.8 percent of 16-to-24-year-olds had jobs in July.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Maria Altman spoke with Michael Saltsman, a research fellow at the <a href="http://epionline.org/">Employment Policies Institute</a>, about what the numbers mean.</p><ul><li><em>For more perspective on the issue of youth unemployment, <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1677434/St..Louis.Public.Radio.News/Job.picture.bleak.for.young">see this feature from last year</a> from Maria Altman.</em></li></ul><p> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 20:30:52 +0000 Maria Altman 1950 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The employment rate of the young is at an all-time low, but why? Job growth has been increasing faster for men than women http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/job-growth-has-been-increasing-faster-men-women <p>The &quot;Mancession&quot; of 2009 is finally giving way to a &quot;Mancovery.&quot; But the jobs picture for women is going in the opposite direction.</p><p>Check out <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/04/07/am-job-growth-has-been-increasing-faster-for-men-than-for-women/">this feature</a> about gender asymmetry in the jobs &quot;recovery&quot; from our own <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/people/adam-allington">Adam Allington</a>. It aired on <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/show/morning-report/">Marketplace Morning Report</a> today.</p><p> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:43:14 +0000 Adam Allington & Kelsey Proud 907 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Job growth has been increasing faster for men than women