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Nestle Purina investing $115 million in southeast Missouri plant; 30 new jobs coming

(Missourinet) – One of the largest employers in southeast Missouri’s Bloomfield received a visit Tuesday from the governor, highlighting a major multi-million dollar expansion. Governor Mike Parson traveled to Bloomfield to tour a Nestle Purina plant that’s undergoing a $115 million investment. Nestle is the world’s largest food and beverage company. Nestle’s Bloomfield plant employs about 340 […]

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Video: Missouri Star Quilt Company and North Central Missouri College partner to deliver apprenticeship programs

Missouri Star Quilt Company, Inc. of Hamilton, Missouri, recently partnered with North Central Missouri College to create three apprentice training programs to enhance the skills of their workforce. As a result, 21 people completed a registered apprenticeship program through the US Department of Labor while 20 apprentices earned a college certificate.     In June […]

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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 […]

Minimum Wage

Missouri minimum wage to increase to $8.60 per hour January 1, 2019

The Missouri Department of Labor announces the state minimum wage rate for 2019 has been established, according to state law, at $8.60, effective January 1, 2019. All private businesses are required to pay at minimum, the $8.60 hourly rate, except retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales, are less than $500,000. Pursuant to Proposition […]

Modine

Audio: Modine to celebrate 50th anniversary with open house on Saturday, November 3rd

Modine in Trenton will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house Saturday and Plant Controller Kimberly Mengel says the event from 8 o’clock to noon will include plant presentations and guided tours.     Plant Superintendent Miles Moore says attendees will be able to see light production at the facility.     Moore notes golf […]

Missouri Farm Bureau

Missouri Farm Bureau announces positions on upcoming ballot issues

Missouri Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization, announced its positions on several issues that will be before voters on the November ballot. The state Board of Directors took action based on the grassroots policies developed by and voted upon by representatives of our more than 130,000 member families across Missouri.    Amendment 1 […]

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 […]