January Labor Report
The Kansas Department of Labor’s Division of Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) released benchmarked 2014 data along with the January 2015 Labor Report. These revisions affect previous job reports and are particularly noteworthy because of their scope. The state’s January seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent. Read more here.
KDOL has named John Cahill as its new Information Technology (IT) Director. Read more here.
Kansas Workplace Fatalities Decrease in 2012
Kansas had 76 workplace fatalities in 2012 compared to 78 recorded in 2011. Fatal workplace injuries in 2012 occurred most frequently on Monday with 18 or 23.7 percent of the 76 fatalities occurring on that day of the week. 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.