jobs http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Apprenticeship Program Gets National Attention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-apprenticeship-program-gets-national-attention <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p><p></p><p>In a quest to make job training count, the Obama administration is taking an interest in work-based apprenticeships. A St. Louis program is serving as a model for the administration.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:03:10 +0000 Camille Phillips 38389 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Apprenticeship Program Gets National Attention St. Louis’ Job Growth Slow Compared To Other Cities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-job-growth-slow-compared-other-cities <p>The St. Louis area's job growth has lagged far behind other Midwestern cities and the national average since 2010, but things could be turning around.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The metropolitan area saw 1.8 percent growth in the number of jobs from 2010 to 2013. By contrast, Kansas City had double the growth with 3.5 percent; Chicago saw 4.5 percent, and the national average was even higher at 4.7 percent.</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:27:47 +0000 Maria Altman 37473 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis’ Job Growth Slow Compared To Other Cities Missouri Adds Jobs While Unemployment Rate Increases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-adds-jobs-while-unemployment-rate-increases <p>A new report says Missouri's unemployment rate edged higher last month, while the state gained 6,200 payroll jobs.</p><p>The state Department of Economic Development said Tuesday that the August jobless rate was 7.2 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from July.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The report says the biggest increase in jobs was in the government sector. It added 5,700 jobs - including 5,000 for local governments. The agency attributes the gains to the early start to the school year.</span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:24:49 +0000 The Associated Press 29991 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Adds Jobs While Unemployment Rate Increases Job Fair For Veterans Comes To St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/job-fair-veterans-comes-st-louis <div><div>New jobs await veterans and their spouses Tuesday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over one hundred employers will meet with veterans and their spouses during a job fair at America’s Center</span></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in downtown St. Louis.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The fair is a part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s small business conference for veterans, which lasts until Thursday.</span></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:16:02 +0000 Kristi Luther 28821 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Job Fair For Veterans Comes To St. Louis New Jobs Initiative Helps At-Risk Youth In St. Louis Help Themselves http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-jobs-initiative-helps-risk-youth-st-louis-help-themselves <p>The City of St. Louis and local organizations and businesses are teaming up to try to alleviate the problems of poverty and crime in the community.</p><p>The new initiative is called <a href="http://stlyouthjobs.org/about-us/">STL Youth Jobs</a>, a summer pilot program aimed at high risk youth between the ages of 16 and 23.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-summer-jobs-program-targets-youth-crime">reported on the initiative</a> when it was first announced.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 23:26:58 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 26645 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Jobs Initiative Helps At-Risk Youth In St. Louis Help Themselves Missouri Gov. Nixon outlines jobs plan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-gov-nixon-outlines-jobs-plan <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing additional training efforts and boosting exports to spur job creation.</p><p>Nixon traveled Monday to western Missouri to discuss a development plan he called &quot;<a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2012/Gov_Nixon_announces_Missouri_Works_strategy_to_create_career_opportunities_in_the_new_economy">Missouri Works</a>.&quot; The proposal includes setting up an online information center for Missouri businesses seeking to expand exports. It also suggests opening export offices in Asia and South America.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 20:29:40 +0000 The Associated Press 2819 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Gov. Nixon outlines jobs plan McCaskill: Republicans most concerned about denying Obama a victory on jobs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-republicans-most-concerned-about-denying-obama-victory-jobs <p>Sen. Claire McCaskill D-Mo., is accusing Senate Republicans of playing politics when they blocked President Obama&rsquo;s jobs bill.</p><p>The president&rsquo;s plan died yesterday when all 46 Republicans and two Democrats voted against it. Republicans opposed its stimulus-style spending and the tax surcharge for the very wealthy.</p><p>In a conference call with reporters Wednesday morning, McCaskill said it&rsquo;s important that Congress try to set aside the election next year and focus on improving infrastructure and creating jobs.</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:45:13 +0000 Julie Bierach 2233 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill: Republicans most concerned about denying Obama a victory on jobs President Obama holds press conference on jobs bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/president-obama-holds-press-conference-jobs-bill <p><em>Thank you for joining us for this morning&#39;s previous on-air special coverage of President Obama&#39;s press conference.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/10/06/141112770/live-blog-obama-news-conference">NPR&#39;</a><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/10/06/141112770/live-blog-obama-news-conference">s &quot;The Two-Way&quot; has a full round-up of the press conference here for you to review.</a></p><p> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:46:49 +0000 Kelsey Proud 2199 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org President Obama holds press conference on jobs bill Mo. gets $20M grant to train underemployed for health services sector http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gets-20m-grant-train-underemployed-health-services-sector <p><em>Reporting from KCUR&#39;s Elana Gordon used in this report.</em></p><p>Missouri has received a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to train more than 4,000 underemployed adults in the health services sector.&nbsp; Governor Jay Nixon led the effort to bring the funds to the state&rsquo;s 12 or so community colleges.&nbsp; Deborah Goodall is with Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City and said the grant will help equip adults with high demand health care skills.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:34:30 +0000 KCUR 2127 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. gets $20M grant to train underemployed for health services sector NPR Special Coverage: President Obama speaks on jobs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/npr-special-coverage-president-obama-speaks-jobs <p><em>Thank you for joining us for this event.</em></p><p>President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress about his plans for boosting job growth.</p><p>See&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/09/08/140317895/obamas-message-stop-the-political-circus-pass-his-jobs-plan-now">NPR&#39;s &quot;The Two-Way&quot; for online coverage</a>&nbsp;regarding the President&#39;s remarks.</p><p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 22:45:48 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio 2018 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NPR Special Coverage: President Obama speaks on jobs