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Kentucky-made international exports grow this year at rate three times the U.S. average

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Exports are at an all-time high for the Bluegrass state and that’s thanks in large part to Kentucky manufacturing, according to the state Cabinet for Economic Development.   The kinds of items exported are often surprising, says a cabinet press …

Barrister Marketing Group joins experience of three PR firms to target services to lawyers

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  Three local marketing and public-relations firms have entered into a joint venture to provide marketing and PR services exclusively for lawyers and law firms in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.   The three firms – Marketing with …

Kentucky’s jobless rate plummets to 6.7%; represents biggest one-month drop since 1976

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Kentucky’s jobless rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in September, falling from a revised 7.1 percent in August to 6.7 percent in September.   It marks the single-biggest one-month drop in unemployment rates since 1976, …

Amazon.com creating 80,000 seasonal jobs, including ‘thousands’ at Kentucky facilities

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Amazon.com today announced it is creating 80,000 seasonal positions across the U.S., including thousands in Kentucky, said spokesperson Nina Lindsey. The hiring at fulfillment and sortation centers this holiday season is designed to meet an increase in customer demand.   …

Lexington gets 2016 legislative conference and a potential $2M boost to local economy

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  The city of Lexington has been selected to host the 70th annual Southern Legislative Conference, the nation’s largest regional meeting of state officials, in 2016. As a result, an estimated $2 million will be pumped into the local economy …

#17 Days #17 Ways: Most HR departments need help dealing with abuse in or out of work

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  The effects of intimate partner abuse often extend to the workplace. Consider real stories from the Society of Human Resource Management:   • Shirley was shot 13 times by her ex-husband on the way to work.   • Delia …

Business Briefs: Clay County agent honored; Bardstown mayor new League of Cities head

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UK extension agent is educator of the year   University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension agent for family and consumer sciences in Clay County, Lora Lee Frazier Howard, has been named the 2014 Educator of the year by the National Extension …

One-Stop Job Shopping: Multiple employers to be at Georgetown, Richmond career fairs

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  Following on the success of the Central Kentucky Regional Career Fair this past summer, two more career fairs have been set, this time to reach job seekers a little closer to home in the Georgetown and Richmond areas.   …

Build-Ready program gets sites construction ready for companies coming to Kentucky

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The state’s Build-Ready program is helping communities attract companies to Kentucky with construction-ready sites instead of existing buildings.   All ground work at a Build-Ready site – including environmental work and grading — must be finished for a site to …

Kentucky small technology business matching funds program benefits 21 firms just this year

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Multiple high-tech Kentucky companies, 21 to be exact, have been awarded $5.63 million as part of a program to support and attract technology-based small businesses to the Commonwealth. The Kentucky matching-funds program has caused the state to move up 15 …