Missouri Business Headlines

Ready to work: New laws and funding will help break down barriers to employment

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From Missouri Business magazine As employers seek to rebound following the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread workforce challenges are making it harder to return to normal.  This is illustrated by the state’s job market numbers, which this spring showed more than 115,000 open jobs and 130,000 unemployed Missourians. Yet the answer isn’t as easy as plugging workers into available […]

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We stopped the wave: With victory over COVID-19 lawsuits, employers can reopen with greater confidence

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From Missouri Business magazine The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry came into the 2021 session sounding the alarm about a major threat to the state’s economic recovery — a rising wave of COVID-19 lawsuits.  After a key late session push, the Missouri Chamber succeeded as lawmakers passed legislation to protect employers from being dragged into […]

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A reason for optimism: Missouri2030 progress

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How about some good news? The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is now five years into our statewide Missouri2030 strategic vision and the latest competitiveness numbers show Missouri is making strong progress.  It all started in 2015 when we did a deep dive into how Missouri stacks up compared to other states. The numbers […]

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Inside Missouri’s Apprenticeship Revolution

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Apprenticeships are booming in Missouri. As Missouri businesses continue to search for the skilled workforce they need, more organizations are turning to this time tested — yet suddenly cutting-edge — training tool. Although apprenticeships are commonly associated with skilled trades like construction, today’s apprenticeships exist in nearly every industry — including information technology, manufacturing, health […]

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Getting ahead of the wave: With lawsuits on the rise, Missouri Chamber fights to curb frivolous COVID-19 litigation

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It’s not hard to see it coming. While Missouri continues to confront the immediate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, another concern is rising on the horizon: an incoming wave of predatory coronavirus lawsuits. Since March, more than 1,000 COVID-19 lawsuits have been filed against employers across the nation. It’s unclear just how large the wave […]

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Thanking the Unsung Heroes

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Guest column by Michael Train & James Carter As we have witnessed throughout this crisis, beyond the noble efforts of health care workers around the globe, there is yet another category that needs to be celebrated – those who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes in critical manufacturing roles despite many challenging circumstances. These are […]

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Dan Mehan: Stopping the wave

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There are many challenges ahead as lawmakers begin the 2021 Legislative Session. But one issue should be clear cut: The legislature must immediately act to stop opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits. Unlike many legal reform issues, this is not a complicated problem to understand. Trial attorneys around the nation are working overtime to turn the COVID-19 crisis […]

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