Call Center Operators Promise 100,000 New Jobs, But Access Is A Concern for Potential Applicants

A coalition of call center operators is hoping to bring back some of the jobs that have been outsourced over the last decade. The Jobs4America group has promised to create 100,000 customer service jobs in the United States. About 200 of the new jobs will be in Jeffersonville, where Jobs4America member Accent Marketing Services is […]

Museum Plaza Failure Highlights Council’s Taxpayer Protections

Early Monday morning, the developers behind the Museum Plaza project in downtown Louisville called it quits. Craig Greenberg, Steve Wilson, Laura Lee Brown and Steve Poe sent a letter to Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer saying they couldn’t build the tower. Several years, millions of dollars and hundreds of headlines had been dedicated […]

36 Courier Employees Reportedly Cut in Nationwide Gannett Layoffs UPDATE: Now 50 Jobs

For the updated story, click here. Several employees at the Louisville Courier-Journal are being laid off as part of a nationwide two percent staff reduction by parent company Gannett. In the largest round of layoffs since 2009, Gannett will cut 700 employees from newspapers across the country. The Gannett Blog is reporting confirmation that 36 […]

Realtors Hoping for Slight Boost in Sales for Summer

Since the recession began, the housing market in Louisville and nationwide has fluctuated significantly from month to month. But local realtors are hoping for a boost in sales this summer. Greater Louisville Association of Realtors president Lamont Breland says warm weather, low interest rates and dropping unemployment can all boost sales, though he’s not expecting […]

State Revenue Receipts Improve

Kentucky continues to show positive gains in state revenue receipts. State General Fund receipts in April were up almost eight percent, or $62 million more than April 2010 collections. Receipts have grown 5.6 percent in the current fiscal year, which ends June 30th. A growth rate of 4.5 percent was needed to balance the budget, […]

Teens Will Again Face Lean Summer Job Market

With local unemployment above ten percent, Kentucky Kingdom still closed and federal funds lacking, summer job opportunities for area teenagers will again be scarce. Mayor Greg Fischer has sought to raise money for summer jobs programs and he’s encouraged businesses to hire students on summer vacation. Kentuckiana Works Executive Director Michael Gritton says an announcement […]

Parking Meter Rates to Increase This Summer

Street parking in downtown Louisville will be more expensive starting in July. The Parking Authority of River City has voted, and parking meter rates will jump by 25 cents per hour, bringing the total cost for 60 minutes of parking to one dollar. Parking meters are a handy revenue source for governments, too. Marketplace recently […]

Council Caps Tuition Increases; Higher College Costs Could Hurt Job Market

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has capped tuition increases at public universities for the coming academic year. The universities of Louisville and Kentucky cannot raise tuition more than six percent, and both schools are planning to increase costs by that amount. It will be the latest in a string of tuition increases the universities […]