Kentucky’s 2017 corporate investment hits $9.2 billion creating 17,200 jobs; highest mark in 17 years

Shattering its previous investment record, Kentucky has announced $9.2 billion in corporate expansion and new-location projects in 2017, bringing commitments to create more than 17,200 jobs, the most since 2000. “Kentucky’s record-setting performance this year in job creation and corporate investment is a direct result of the pro-business legislation, policies and programs we’ve enacted over...

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for April sees slight increase

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary April unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for April 2017 was up 0.1 percentage points from the 5 percent reported in March 2017. The preliminary April 2017 jobless rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than...

‘End Panhandling Now’ van to offer ride, job to those asking for help, Mayor Gray announces

Mayor Jim Gray is offering a hand up directly to those asking for a hand out on Lexington’s street corners with an “End Panhandling Now!” van that will travel Lexington streets, offering a ride and a job to those who want an opportunity to work and earn. The van will be operated by New Life Day Center. With approval from the Urban County Council, the City plans to donate the van to the organization....

Unemployment rates fell in 90 Kentucky counties last year; Woodford, Oldham, Fayette lead the way

Unemployment rates fell in 90 Kentucky counties between January 2016 and January 2017, rose in 23 and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.6 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 3.9 percent;...

AT&T looking to fill full- and part-time jobs across Kentucky with competitive wages

AT&T is hiring for nearly 70 jobs across Kentucky, looking for skilled Kentuckians to help meet growing consumer demands for modern technologies and high-speed connectivity. The positions are for retail associates and for technical positions. “It is great to see jobs being created – and especially the high-skill jobs that are helping to provide Kentuckians with the modern communications services...

Youth Employment applications for summer jobs available online starting in February

  Young people between the ages of 14-17 years old who need summer jobs can apply to the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program, beginning February 1.   Applications will be available online here to fill 225 summer job openings. The deadline to apply and submit documentation is 4 p.m. Feb. 27.   The program is open to 14- to 17-year-old Fayette County residents who are eligible to...

Tiffany & Co. adding 75 jobs in Lexington, making April one of strongest for job growth

Tiffany & Co. is adding 75 additional jobs at its Lexington facility, making April one of the strongest months for jobs announcements in recent history in Fayette County, Mayor Jim Gray said today.   “We’ve had a great couple of weeks in terms of good new jobs coming into our city and into the Bluegrass, both in terms of the number of jobs and the quality of jobs,” Gray said. “Today...