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The monthly Workforce Indicators newsletter delivers current information on seasonally adjusted employment and unemployment and hiring trends by industry for the Kansas City region. It also compares the region’s employment growth rate to 10 peer metros as defined by KC Rising. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and JobsEQ, the regional data […]

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The latest Talent-to-Industry Exchange report focuses on public sector jobs.

Report focuses on public sector jobs

A recent report is putting a spotlight on public sector jobs in the Kansas City metropolitan region. The Public Sector Talent-to-Industry Exchange (TIE) report identifies strategies to expand the talent pipeline into hard-to-fill government positions. TIEs are replicable public/private partnerships that bring industry and education groups together to solve workforce challenges, offer an economic and […]

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Head Start centers connect families to vaccinations

MARC’s Head Start program and affiliate direct service providers continued to serve families throughout the pandemic. During the past few months, Head Start direct service providers took additional steps to make sure center staff and parents had access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting in March, United Inner City Services (UICS), the YMCA of Greater Kansas […]

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Dispose of household hazardous waste at mobile events

With vaccinated people across the region returning some level of normalcy to their routine after months at home, one thing may be left undone — what to do with those oozy, smelly and fumy chemicals found while cleaning during quarantine? Removing clutter from your house, you may have unearthed ancient cosmetics from under the bathroom […]

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Two area cities recognized as Communities for All Ages

On Friday, Jan. 15, the Mid-America Regional Council honored the cities of Grandview, Missouri, and North Kansas City, Missouri, for becoming more age friendly. Both cities achieved gold-level status, which means the local governing body applied an “age lens” to a major city plan. Grandview adopted age-friendly principles within the city’s updated comprehensive plan. North […]

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2020 ozone season wraps up

The 2020 ozone season has officially ended and, while the data is still being validated, it appears that the Greater Kansas City region exceeded the ozone standard only once. Ground-level ozone forms when emissions from sources such as vehicles, industry and power plants react with heat and sunlight. Thankfully, the 2020 ozone season (March 1–Oct. […]

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