NCMC Geyer Hall

North Central Missouri College to offer Short-term Manufacturing Technician course

North Central Missouri College will be hosting a three-week Manufacturing Technician I training course for individuals interested in taking the first step toward a career in manufacturing. Many local employers are currently seeking people who enjoy problem-solving, working in teams, and mastering technical skills. The Manufacturing Technician I program is a three-week course set for […]

Unemployment

Missouri unemployment ties record low

Missouri’s unemployment rate tied a record low in October, edging down another tenth of a point to 3.1 percent.  In the history of the data set, the only other time the state’s unemployment dropped this low was from October 1999 to January 2000. The unemployment data series goes back to 1976. The jobless rate has […]

Trenton High School

Juniors at THS scheduled to take PSAT

College-bound Juniors at Trenton High School will have an opportunity to take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test next month. The PSAT will be administered at the school October 10th with the test serving as the screening test for students wishing to be considered for inclusion in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The cost for taking […]

Missouri Safety Website

Missouri Department of Labor launches new web portal to promote workplace safety & health

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Division of Labor Standards has launched a new tool that will give Missouri businesses faster access to resources that help them develop safer and healthier workplaces while saving money on lost time and workers’ compensation insurance costs. On Thursday, September 6, at the Governor’s Conference on Economic […]

Right To Work

Environmentalists step up to oppose “Right To Work”

Voters will decide in less than a week whether Missouri will become a right-to-work state, potentially weakening unions. It isn’t just union members and labor groups opposing Proposition A: Environmentalists are standing against the right-to-work proposition as well.  Dennis Roach, a former engineer, and union member and a current member of the Sierra Club said unions […]