Missouri Business Headlines

Oct. 2: Thousands of Missouri students set to explore careers in manufacturing

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Each October, factories across Missouri open their doors to students as a way to showcase careers in the manufacturing industry. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is taking this annual tradition online with a statewide virtual Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 2. The virtual event will feature detailed video […]

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Missouri Apprentice Connect: Innovative statewide apprentice matching service launches

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is excited to announce the launch of a new statewide apprenticeship matching service: Missouri Apprentice Connect. Developed in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development, this innovative service helps employers with registered apprenticeship programs find aspiring apprentices. The site also makes it easier for […]

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August 28: Pro-business legislation becomes law

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Several important bills passed by the Missouri General Assembly and signed by Governor Mike Parson are now law in the state of Missouri. The legislation officially took effect on August 28, meaning that the state is now starting to benefit from important new laws to help spur our economic recovery. Missouri’s new laws include: A […]

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COVID-19 lawsuits on the rise

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There have been hundreds of lawsuits and class actions filed against employers related to the coronavirus since March, records show. And those filings are increasing rapidly. March saw nine cases filed. That number climbed to 51 in April, which then spiked to 93 in May, 125 in June, and 168 in July. Cases continue to […]

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State health official advises against requiring negative tests for employees returning to work who complete quarantine, no longer have symptoms

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For some workers who are sent home from their job with a positive COVID-19 test, have completed the appropriate isolation period, and are now asymptomatic, their employers are still requiring them to get a confirmed negative test result before letting them return to the job. These tests can be difficult to obtain in a timely […]

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Ameren offering incentives to businesses for installing EV charging stations

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As Ameren Missouri works to expand the electric vehicle (EV) charging station network in the state, they have announced that customer businesses interested in installing EV charging stations at their locations can cut their project cost in half. Through their Charge Ahead Program, Ameren Missouri business customers can apply for incentives to offset up to 50 […]

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With Congress considering COVID-19 lawsuit protections, Missouri awaits action on special session

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As Congress rushes to pass another coronavirus relief package, business advocates and pro-jobs lawmakers are urging the inclusion of a measure to create lawsuit protections for employers that are following public health recommendations in an effort to keep employees and customers safe. COVID-19 lawsuits are a growing threat in Missouri and across the nation. Business […]

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