The state of the workforce is positive overall in Southwest Missouri. That's according to a survey released today by the Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center during a luncheon at the White River Conference Center. A total of 368 organizations--both for profit and not-for-profit--in Greene, Taney, Christian, Webster, Polk, Dallas and Stone Counties responded.
Price Cutter will move its 40,000 square foot store at 1730 South Campbell Avenue to thisformer Dillons store at 1260 East St. Louis Street, which has 56,000 square feet. Price Cutter will also add jobs when it opens this site and another within the next 30 days.
Two former Springfield Dillons’ locations will soon be home to Price Cutter, whose parent company is now advertising for positions on its website.
Pyramid Foods, which owns Price Cutter stores, entered into an agreement to acquire all four Dillon’s locations in the city last year. More than 400 employees were impacted when the stores closed just before Christmas.
2014 was a good year for the Springfield-Branson National Airport. According to airport officials, it was the fourth busiest in the 69-year history of SGF.
The total passenger count was 846,324, a 12 percent increase from the year before. Brian Weiler, director of aviation, says 2014 was the best year the airport’s had since the beginning of the economic recession. He believes it’s a strong indication that the local and national economies are improving.
According to SGF, every month of 2014 showed strong growth, but the most was in July and September.