What the Jobs Report Means for Louisville

American job growth was stagnant in August. No new jobs were added and the unemployment rate remains at 9.1 percent. Indiana University Southeast Professor Uric Dufrene has weighed in on the latest report with Chris Otts at the C-J‘s Derby City Sense blog: This national slow down will be seen in Louisville numbers. For example,… Continue reading What the Jobs Report Means for Louisville

Jewish Hospital Eliminates 155 Jobs

Jewish Hospital has cut 155 jobs at its Louisville facility. Officials have not returned a request for comment, but have issued a statement saying about 45 of the positions were already vacant. The company blames the cuts on market trends. The statement goes on to say the reductions won’t affect care and the nurse per… Continue reading Jewish Hospital Eliminates 155 Jobs

Over 800 Show for Kentucky State Fair Jobs

Hiring for temporary positions for Kentucky’s 107th State Fair began on Monday. Around 850 people lined up to fill 275 positions. As WFPL reported, applications will be accepted up until the last day of the fair on Aug. 28. “Some people can only work a couple days a week. We need to hire more people… Continue reading Over 800 Show for Kentucky State Fair Jobs

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

Louisville Unemployment Rate Increases

Despite announcements of job gains in recent months, state figures show the unemployment rate in Louisville went up in June and remains above the national average. But city officials believe the local economy is showing signs of improvement in the region. National unemployment is 9.3 percent and the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training shows… Continue reading Louisville Unemployment Rate Increases

Hiring To Begin Soon For State Fair Jobs

Hiring will begin early next month for about 275 temporary jobs at the Kentucky State Fair. The positions include maintenance and housekeeping staff, admission gate keepers, tour guides and tram drivers. Wages begin at $7.25 an hour. Hiring begins Monday, August 8 and continues through the fair’s ten-day run, which begins on August 18. Application… Continue reading Hiring To Begin Soon For State Fair Jobs

Ford Will Hire 1,800 Workers at Louisville Plant

Starting today at 5:oo this afternoon, Ford will begin hiring 1,800 workers for the newly re-tooled Louisville Assembly Plant. The plant recently underwent a $600 million renovation project to prepare it to build several new types of vehicles, including variations on the popular Escape. Ford says the plant is the most modern and flexible in… Continue reading Ford Will Hire 1,800 Workers at Louisville Plant

Mayors of Louisville, Lexington Announce Job Study

Joined by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray at the Clinton Global Initiative American event held in Chicago Thursday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced a regional economic development study to improve both cities’ competitiveness in advanced manufacturing. The Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution will provide support for the 18-month project to determine how Kentucky’s two largest cities can… Continue reading Mayors of Louisville, Lexington Announce Job Study

Yarmuth Announces New Jobs Workshop

After more than 400 job seekers attended a “Build Your Skills” workshop last year, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., announced Wednesday that he would host a second set of free seminars for those seeking job opportunities. The event will offer Louisville residents who are unemployed, underemployed or looking to change careers a chance to receive… Continue reading Yarmuth Announces New Jobs Workshop

Hiring for Fair Board Jobs Begins

The first day of the Kentucky Fair Board’s annual hiring spree drew hundreds of job seekers for the 350 part-time positions available. The openings are for ushers, ticket takers and other positions at the convention center, Freedom Hall and KFC Yum Center. Ryan Zencka, a freelance event staffer, knows the minimum wage salary is low… Continue reading Hiring for Fair Board Jobs Begins