jobs http://wfpl.org en Alison Lundergan Grimes Embarking on 50-County Jobs Bus Tour http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-embarking-50-county-jobs-bus-tour <p>Senate Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes will tout her jobs plan on a 50-county bus tour across Kentucky this week.</p><p>The road trip begins Friday in McCracken County and ends in Lexington on May 20, which is primary Election Day.</p><p>"As the divisive GOP primary rages on, Republicans, Democrats and independents alike are excited to get involved in our grassroots campaign," said Grimes political director Elizabeth Cantrell in a news release.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 00:30:35 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9307 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Embarking on 50-County Jobs Bus Tour Kentucky Journalist: ‘Impossible’ Mitch McConnell Jobs Story ‘Lost in Translation’ as Senator Claims http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-journalist-impossible-mitch-mcconnell-jobs-story-lost-translation-senator-claims <p>A veteran journalist is standing by a report that Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said it wasn't his responsibility to bring jobs to one Kentucky’s poorest counties.</p><p>The Beattyville Enterprise asked McConnell what he was going to do to bring jobs to Lee County at a luncheon last week.</p><p>McConnell said <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheBeattyvilleEnterprise/photos/a.536057153100465.1073741828.536054279767419/703774092995436/?type=1&amp;theater">that isn't his job in Washington</a>, adding that economic development is an issue for state government.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:40:39 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9216 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Journalist: ‘Impossible’ Mitch McConnell Jobs Story ‘Lost in Translation’ as Senator Claims UofL Partners With National Digital Manufacturing Initiative http://wfpl.org/post/uofl-partners-national-digital-manufacturing-initiative <p>The University of Louisville's Speed Engineering School will collaborate with other institutions, government agencies and businesses in an initiative to boost digital design and manufacturing processes nationwide.</p><p>The announcement comes today as President Obama awarded $70 million of Department of Defense funding to the program.</p><p>In addition to the $70 million from the federal government, nearly $250 million was raised by public and private entities to ensure the institute would be based in Chicago.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:27:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8700 at http://wfpl.org UofL Partners With National Digital Manufacturing Initiative KentuckyOne Health Begins Layoffs http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckyone-health-begins-layoffs <p>KentuckyOne&nbsp;Health has begun cutting staff to make up the $218 million over the next 17 &nbsp;months its chief executive says is needed to make up a budget deficit.</p><p>KentuckyOne&nbsp;Health falls under Catholic Health Initiatives and was formed in 2012 to include Jewish Hospital and the St. Joseph Health System. In November 2012, University Hospital was added <a href="/post/university-louisville-hospital-announces-partnership-kentuckyone-health">through a joint operating agreement</a>—that was after Gov. Steve Beshear&nbsp;rejected a full merger.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:52:04 +0000 Joseph Lord 8627 at http://wfpl.org KentuckyOne Health Begins Layoffs U.S. Labor Secretary Visit Highlights Louisville's Challenges http://wfpl.org/post/us-labor-secretary-visit-highlights-louisvilles-challenges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stories from low-wage workers were shared with U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Wednesday and many&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">said they support raising the federal minimum wage, but that there also needs to be a more comprehensive plan to truly improve inequity.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Also sharing in the conversation were small business owners who agreed that the federal minimum wage should be raised, although Perez noted some do believe raising the wage would be a hindrance&nbsp;on operations.</span></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:31:09 +0000 Devin Katayama 7628 at http://wfpl.org U.S. Labor Secretary Visit Highlights Louisville's Challenges First Data Will Lay Off 344 Workers in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/first-data-will-lay-344-workers-louisville <p>More than 300 Louisville call center workers will lose their jobs in the coming months.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:03:26 +0000 Gabe Bullard 755 at http://wfpl.org Youth Summer Jobs Program Comes Up Short http://wfpl.org/post/youth-summer-jobs-program-comes-short <p>Mayor Greg Fischer&rsquo;s goal of employing 400 students this summer has not been met, but the <a href="http://www.kentuckianaworks.org/Home.aspx">Kentuckiana Works</a> summer jobs program has seen growth.</p><p>Monday is the first day on the job for around 150 students who signed up for the &quot;Summer Works&quot; program this spring, said Michael&nbsp;Gritton,&nbsp;executive director of Kentuckiana&nbsp;Works, the Workforce Investment Board for the Greater Louisville region.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 585 at http://wfpl.org Youth Summer Jobs Program Comes Up Short