New year, new job? Here's how to stand out with your search

COLUMBIA, Mo. – It’s a worker’s market, with 10 openings for every six unemployed workers in Missouri. But there are important caveats to keep in mind for a successful search in 2024, said Rob Russell, University of Missouri Extension senior program director for business and community development.

Strengthening Missouri manufacturing

ST. PETERS, Mo. – Manufacturing is a key segment of Missouri’s economy, representing 12%, or nearly $40 billion, of Missouri’s gross state product. But Missouri manufacturers struggled during the pandemic and continue to face pressing challenges, such as worker shortages, inflation and supply chain disruptions, said U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer at a Feb. 25 gathering of St. Charles-area manufacturers.