August Labor Report
The August seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, unchanged from July and down from 5.5 percent in August 2013. Kansas gained 12,600 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, or 1.1 percent since last year, and 10,900 nonfarm jobs, a 0.8 percent increase. Read more here.
Flame Engineering Inc. Honored for 13 Years with No Lost Time Accidents
Kansas Department of Labor Secretary Lana Gordon recognized Flame Engineering Inc. of Lacrosse for reaching 13 years with no lost time accidents. Read more here.
KDOL Employee Awards Presented
The Kansas Department of Labor named two employees in its latest Employee Recognition and Award Program. Dave Welton and Kristina Wockenfuss. Read the release here.
KDOL assisted federal authorities with the investigation and prosecution of a Chicago woman who has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for operating a federal income tax fraud scheme as well as one of the largest fictitious employer unemployment fraud schemes ever prosecuted nationwide. Read more here.