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Illinois Jobless Rate Falls to 6.4 Percent

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state’s unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, hitting 6.4 percent.

12/18/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and other officials turn dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony at Boeing Aircraft in Hazelwood, Missouri on December 16, 2014. The new plant will make parts for the new Boeing 777X passenger aircraft with production to begin in 2017.  UPI/Bill  Greenblatt

Boeing Breaks Ground Today, Adding Hundreds of Jobs to Region

Gov. Jay Nixon, legislative leaders and Boeing officials hold a groundbreaking ceremony today to begin construction on an expansion that will bring more than 700 new skilled-labor jobs to the region.

12/16/2014

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Fenton Chrysler Plant Site Has Been Sold

If all goes as planned, it will soon house the Fenton Logistics Park.

11/07/2014

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Benefits Of Compensated Work Therapy Programs For Veterans

In an ongoing effort to support returning veterans to re-establish themselves in viable careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs has established a vocational, rehabilitation program, called Compensated Work Therapy (CWT).

10/23/2014

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Wentzville Plant Sends New Trucks Out, Brings Jobs In

The new GMC Canyons and Chevy Colorados now are rolling of the assembly line at the Wentzville plant and into dealership showrooms across the St. Louis region.

10/08/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon checks out a tire on a van chassis during a visit at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Wentzville, Missouri on November 3, 2011.  Nixon was on hand for the announcement that General Motors will spend $380 Million on the facility to make the completely redesigned, mid-size Colorado pickup truck that will create at least 1,260 jobs. In addition, the company will begin a second shift of 400 workers on production of its current products, the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Wentzville GM Assembly Plant Adding Third Shift, 750 Jobs

Plant manager Nancy Laubenthal says the Wentzville facility will be building the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks, and the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savanna.

09/16/2014

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STEM Skills Are In Demand Across The Labor Market

In a first-of-its-kind study, the Brookings Institute analyzed millions of advertisements for job vacancies and compared the length of time jobs requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and non-STEM related jobs remained open.

08/27/2014

Mockup of the new Holiday Inn Express in the Central West End.

Dozens Turn Out for Holiday Inn Express Job Fair

Dozens turned out to apply for 25 jobs at the soon to re-open Holiday Inn Express in the Central West End.

07/30/2014

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Express Scripts Expansion Could Mean 1,500 Jobs

One of the nation’s leading companies that manage pharmacy benefits is opening a new office building in St. Louis County.

07/28/2014

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Missouri Adds 3,700 Jobs; Unemployment Holds

A new report says Missouri’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.6 percent last month while employers expanded payrolls by a net of 3,700 jobs.

06/17/2014

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