Full Employment Council

The Full Employment Council is a business-led, private, nonprofit corporation whose mission is to obtain public and private sector employment for the unemployed and underemployed residents of the Greater Kansas City area. The Full Employment Council accomplishes this goal by working in collaboration with business, local units of government, educational institutions, labor and community-based organizations. This partnership responds to employer needs while reducing unemployment, underemployment and the public dependency of area residents.

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CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL INCREASES STAFF NUMBERS BY 241

Full Employment Council | October 20, 2016

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The number of employees on Christchurch City Council's payroll has increased by 241 this year, despite extensive restructuring. The council has partly attributed the increase to a new strategy of establishing permanent roles rather than engaging contractors. Some 3236 people were employed by the council on June 30, up from 2995 the same time the previous year, according to the council's 2016 annual report. The report shows 1734 are full-time employees, up 96 from 201...

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CITY COUNCIL OKS PAY RAISE FOR EMPLOYEES

Full Employment Council | October 19, 2016

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SUMITON  — The Sumiton City Council voted to raise city employee pay by 50 cents per hour at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Council member Bill Fowler suggested the pay increase during the meeting. Mayor Petey Ellis said he and Fowler had discussed employee pay and come to the conclusion that an increase would be beneficial. “We had tossed these averages [of employees’ salary] around and averages are okay but the people that make the most m...

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MAYOR ANNOUNCES SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE

Full Employment Council | November 17, 2014

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Today, Mayor Sly James announced the appointment of a commission comprised of local business and civic leaders charged with creating new summer job opportunities for Kansas City’s youth. This effort will operate under the name of Hire KC Youth. Hire KC Youth is an initiative of the Bright Future program aimed at adding both public and private sector job opportunities for area high school and college students.The commission is tasked with identifying funding sources, placement sites and pro...

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PRESS RELEASE ON JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS

Full Employment Council | September 07, 2014

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) has passed through Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support and is now headed to the President’s desk. The WIOA was approved by a vote of 415 to 6 by the House of Representatives yesterday; it was approved by the Senate on June 25th by a vote of 95 to 3.Legislation to update the Workforce Investment Act has been overdue for more than 10 years. This new legislation, renamed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, pro...

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CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL INCREASES STAFF NUMBERS BY 241

Full Employment Council | October 20, 2016

The number of employees on Christchurch City Council's payroll has increased by 241 this year, despite extensive restructuring. The council has partly attributed the increase to a new strategy of establishing permanent roles rather than engaging contractors. Some 3236 people were employed by the council on June 30, up from 2995 the same time the previous year, according to the council's 2016 annual report. The report shows 1734 are full-time employees, up 96 from 201...

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CITY COUNCIL OKS PAY RAISE FOR EMPLOYEES

Full Employment Council | October 19, 2016

SUMITON  — The Sumiton City Council voted to raise city employee pay by 50 cents per hour at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Council member Bill Fowler suggested the pay increase during the meeting. Mayor Petey Ellis said he and Fowler had discussed employee pay and come to the conclusion that an increase would be beneficial. “We had tossed these averages [of employees’ salary] around and averages are okay but the people that make the most m...

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MAYOR ANNOUNCES SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE

Full Employment Council | November 17, 2014

Today, Mayor Sly James announced the appointment of a commission comprised of local business and civic leaders charged with creating new summer job opportunities for Kansas City’s youth. This effort will operate under the name of Hire KC Youth. Hire KC Youth is an initiative of the Bright Future program aimed at adding both public and private sector job opportunities for area high school and college students.The commission is tasked with identifying funding sources, placement sites and pro...

Read More
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PRESS RELEASE ON JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS

Full Employment Council | September 07, 2014

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) has passed through Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support and is now headed to the President’s desk. The WIOA was approved by a vote of 415 to 6 by the House of Representatives yesterday; it was approved by the Senate on June 25th by a vote of 95 to 3.Legislation to update the Workforce Investment Act has been overdue for more than 10 years. This new legislation, renamed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, pro...

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