Four Kentuckiana Works Satellite Centers Will Close Friday

Kentuckiana Works is closing four satellite career locations in the Louisville area in response to a $475,000 cut in next year’s federal budget. Kitty Armstrong is the communications director for Kentuckiana Works. She says the other locations will continue to offer various job services. “You can get assistance with unemployment insurance, if you need to […]

Transportation Company to Expand Louisville Offices

With a promise of city and state tax rebates, a British transportation company is expanding its operations in Louisville. Invensys Rail will add 75 jobs that pay around $70,000 a year to its east Louisvile office, which currently employs about 275 people. Among other products, the transportation company develops automated railroad transit systems, but Mayor […]

DDC Releases ‘State of Downtown’ Report

Comparing Louisville to its competitor cities, the Downtown Development Corporation unveiled the first ever “State of Downtown” report to measure the city’ s benchmarks in a number of key areas. Defined by the 40202 zip code, researchers showed that Louisville had 12 percent increase among downtown workers over the past decade, the largest among peer […]

Unemployment & Young Workers

STATE OF AFFAIRS 03/09/11: Teen unemployment reached almost 26% in January. New college graduates face daunting competition to secure even low-wage, temporary jobs; finding employment related to their desired career is even more challenging. 16-24 year olds have been hit hard by the economic crash. Not only are jobs scarce, but many Baby Boomers aren’t retiring when expected. So what options exist for Kentucky’s young people? How can they gain experience, additional education, and a paycheck? How do they avoid the emotional toll of long term unemployment? We sit down with our guests to explore the causes and possible solutions for unemployment among young workers in the Commonwealth.  Listen to the Show

Fischer’s State Of The City To Be Delivered Thursday

After the speech, Fischer’s next major address will likely come when he presents the city budget for the next fiscal year in the spring. Fischer has indicated he will begin the budget process early this year, seeking input from the public and the Metro Council before releasing the final draft.