Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

The Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO) are seeking public feedback on critical area transportation projects. The month-long initiative launched this week, as KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports.

The Transportation Input Initiative is designed to work in tandem with MoDOT at a local level.  The Springfield region extends to Ozark, Nixa, Republic and Willard.  Kelly Turner is chairman for the initiative.

The average hourly wage in the Springfield metropolitan area was about 21 percent below the national average nearly a year ago. That’s according to May 2012 figures compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which were released Thursday. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has the details.

A major employer celebrated its one-year anniversary in Springfield this week. KSMU's Michele Skalicky reports.

A Springfield employer held a celebration Wednesday, one year after it opened.

T-Mobile's Customer Service Center employs 660 people, and plans to have 820 full-time employees by early next year. Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan was on hand for the celebration.

Carnahan says the jobs the T-Mobile Customer Service Center provides are the kind of jobs that are needed in Springfield.

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