Women & Money Series Starts This Week: Money Management Developed by Women For Women

The Women & Money Series sponsored by the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and Housing and Credit Council, Inc. (HCCI) begins this Thursday, September 8, from 6-8:30 pm in the Library’s Marvin Auditorium.  Subsequent classes will be held on Thursdays through Oct. 20, 6:00 to 8:30 in Marvin Auditorium. Enrollment is required through HCCI, […]


Most Recent Kansas Labor Market Report Shows Very Slow Jobs Growth

According to the latest Kansas Department of Labor estimates, the July 2011 seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.5 percent, down from 6.6 percent in June 2011 and down from 7.0 percent a year ago. Kansas Labor Secretary Karin Brownlee states,  “Private sector jobs continued to grow last month — albeit at a snail’s pace. However, we do […]


Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins Holds Second Annual Jobs Fair at Expocentre Agricultural Hall

Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins will hold a second annual Jobs Fair on Thursday, September 1st, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m  in the Agricultural Hall at the Expocentre, 17th and Topeka Blvd. The jobs fair is free, open to the public, and open to any business that is currently seeking employees.  Congresswoman Jenkins is […]


Money & You & 2011

Plan now to attend a panel discussion featuring some very engaging local people who will tell their life stories about challenges, barriers, and personal choices that have led them to financial stability.  This is a kick-off program to our Women & Money Series* that will be hosted here at the Library on Thursday evenings, beginning […]


Mars Chocolate Plans State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in Topeka

The Martians are coming! And it’s great news for Topeka.  Today Mars Chocolate North America announced plans to build a new state-of-the art $250-million manufacturing facility here in Topeka.   The announcement was made in Topeka by Mike Wittman, Vice President of Supply at Mars Chocolate North America, and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on the […]

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Money Management Classes for Women Coming to Your Library

Plan now to attend Money & You & 2011, a panel discussion designed especially for women of all ages, income and educational levels, hosted by Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.(HCCI) and the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL) on Thursday, July 21, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. The program is free and open to the […]


A Few Signs That the Job Market is Improving

 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, little changed in the job market in May; job gains continued in professional and business services, health care, and mining. Employment levels in other major private-sector industries were little changed, and local government employment continued to decline.  Jobs recovery is rarely a boom, and is more often a series of […]


Be Ready, Willing, and Able to Work Outside Your Job Description

In the current jobs landscape –  brought on because of the recent employment crisis – employees at many companies are being asked to take on tasks that have little to do with their job descriptions.  This could be a temporary stop-gap, but career experts think that even when the economy does get back on its feet, […]