High Plains Public Radio

jobs

Forbes.com

Employers across the country are having trouble filling jobs, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts. These days it takes about 28 workdays to fill the average job vacancy. Ten years ago, jobs were filled an average of four days faster.

Public Domain

Kansas’s unemployment rate has risen for the fourth consecutive month, reports The Lawrence Journal-World.

The jobless rate in the Sunflower State rose to 4.4 percent in September as the state lost an estimated 2,100 private-sector jobs.

Houston Chronicle

The State of Texas experienced dismal job growth during the month of May. But now, reports The Houston Chronicle, the Lone Star State’s job numbers have rebounded somewhat.

New Website Helps Laborers Locate Work

Sep 8, 2015
craftforce.com/ The Rural Blog

There’s a new website aimed at helping skilled workers find jobs, reports The Rural Blog. The site, craftforce.com, contains a map function similar to Google maps, where skilled trade workers can locate open positions. The website provides information on available work for machinists, electricians, pipe fitters, tool and dye makes, and crane operators, among others.

In the Modern Workplace, It Pays to Be a People Person

Aug 28, 2015
Victor1558 / Flickr Creative Commons

The nature of the American workplace is shifting, and the change looks to be more beneficial for females than males. A recent article on the blog FiveThirtyEight.com noted that people skills are increasingly important in the modern world. While hard skills such as math and engineering are still valued, communicating clearly has never been more important. And women appear to be capitalizing on the shift.

Rural Job Growth Rebounds

Jun 25, 2015
Marcella Gadson / Google Creative Commons

After a decline earlier this year, job growth in rural America is back on track, reports The Daily Yonder. This April saw 232,000 more jobs in rural counties than during the same period a year ago. In addition,  the unemployment rate in rural areas has fallen from 6.2 percent a year ago to 5.4 percent in that time.

What's with all the truckers?

Feb 17, 2015
wikipedia.org

The most common jobs are changing.  Across the high plains, truck drivers dominate. 

Why?  NPR reports there are a few reasons:

HPPR is seeking qualified and committed applicants for job four opportunities in the areas of fundraising, programming and operations: