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Missouri releases May 2024 Monthly Jobs Report

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri nonfarm payroll employment increased by 5,900 jobs in May 2024, and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point. Private industry employment increased by 4,000 jobs and government employment increased by 1,900 jobs. Over the year, there was an increase of 82,000 jobs from May 2023 to […]

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MFA Oil Foundation awards grant to Youth Livestock Beef Club

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant to the Youth Livestock Beef Club to assist with purchasing corral panels. The MFA Oil Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil has a significant concentration of members and employees.   Since it was established in

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Justice Matters

Reflections of Missouri Chief Justice Mary R. Russell Although my colleagues and I keep busy all year-round deciding the cases that come before us, many people may not be aware of the Supreme Court of Missouri’s many administrative responsibilities. One of those responsibilities is making sure attorneys conduct themselves ethically in providing legal services to

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Employer costs for employee compensation for the regions – March 2024

KANSAS – Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $39.04 per hour in the South to $52.91 in the Northeast in March 2024, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In the other two regions, hourly employer costs for employee compensation stood at $41.40 in

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Dan Wagner elected chairman of the Illinois Chamber Board of Directors

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Wagner from The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc., as its new Board Chairman. Dan was elected to the position during today’s board meeting held at The Inland Real Estate Group in Oak Brook, Illinois.  

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Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge burns land for people and plants in Missouri

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Missouri was filled with mud and fire this spring. We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service know that to create a safer environment for people and plants, sometimes we have to add fire to the landscape. In 2024, we dedicated $10,000 to complete

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Attorney General Bailey files suit against IBM for violating the Missouri Human Rights Act

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey has filed suit against International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) for violating the Missouri Human Rights Act. General Bailey asserts in the lawsuit that IBM not only actively subjects job applicants to unlawful racial and gender quotas, but also bases current employees’ pay and employment statuses on

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Apply for MDC managed deer hunts starting July 1

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters to apply online during July for a shot at more than 150 managed deer hunts throughout the state for archery, muzzleloading, shotgun, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at designated conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges, and other

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The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs announces third quarter, fiscal year 2024, Illinois Lottery veterans’ cash grants

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) announces nearly $700,000 in Veterans’ Cash Grant Program awards to Illinois organizations that provide vital services to veterans and their families across Illinois. Awardees will receive funding to address veteran homelessness, post-traumatic stress treatment, workforce development, education, transportation training, and community development programs. The recipients are:

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