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Workforce Development Board rep objects to quick timeline on Job Center move 

Springfield City Council is considering $26 million in bonds to pay for acquisition of new workforce center and three other high-profile city projects. 

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the final ruling of its Pregnant Workers Fairness Act on April 15, with the rule going into effect June 18. Companies with at least 15 employees must provide reasonable accommodations for known limitations regarding pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition.

Employers, researchers have mixed opinions on proposed $15 rate.

With its third time appearing on the Dynamic Dozen list – Springfield Business Journal’s countdown of the fastest-growing companies in our community – Keep Supply took home the top honor.

The awards ceremony also includes a new Dynamo honor recognizing O'Reilly Automotive.

Small-business owners juggle a lot of responsibilities, and a study by national payroll and human resources firm ADP found over half of them choose to handle HR matters in-house – with 80% of professionals tasked with the work having no experience or training.

While the members of Generation Z are largely new to the workforce, stereotypes about their work ethic, technology focus and salary demands are pervasive. Defined by the Pew Research Center as those born between 1997 and 2012, Gen Z is needed to fill jobs in a myriad industries – a labor participation issue that is only going to grow as those from older generations retire, employers and young workers agree.

Rule would impact one-fifth of US workforce.

Newsmakers in the areas of banking & finance, entertainment, flooring, human resources, logistics, manufacturing and trucking.

In a report to City Council, Director Taj Suleyman says his office plans to change its name to the Office of Belonging and Intercultural Development. 

As federal government touts potential economic benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce vows to file suit.

The company cuts 176 jobs in Bolivar, Lebanon and Flippin, Arkansas, through White River Marine Group.

Ask an older worker in the office what kind of attire they began their career in, and the picture that emerges is likely to be very different than today’s.

Four of the state's eight metro areas have month-over-month increases.

Read the profiles of this year's honorees.

The area chamber receives five-star accreditation from the national organization for the first time.

The scores have been tabulated for Springfield Business Journal’s 2024 Dynamic Dozen, recognizing the 12 fastest-growing companies in the Ozarks.

A newly formed pediatric partnership from Mercy Springfield Communities is seeking to fill service gaps that health system officials say have existed for years – but the arrangement does not involve partnering with CoxHealth to open a stand-alone pediatric hospital as previously planned.

Read profiles of this year's honorees.

The John Deere dealership is helping to boost the education of diesel mechanics in the region.

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