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  • Kentucky Career Center sponsoring free employer workshop April 16 in Lexington

    The Kentucky Career Center will host a free one-day workshop for employers April 16 at The Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The deadline to register is March 27.

    “An Untapped Labor Pool: Recruiting and Retaining Workers with Disabilities” will focus on current issues regarding employers recruiting, hiring and retaining highly-qualified applicants with disabilities. The conference will include a workforce panel on the subject, as well as other expert presenters during lunch and throughout the afternoon.

  • Itsuwa KY, LLC officially coming to Bardstown

    Bardstown’s partnership with International companies was strengthened Thursday as Itsuwa KY, LLC formally announced its plans to locate to Bardstown.

    “This is good news for Itsuwa, this is good news for the Bardstown community, and it’s certainly good news for Kentucky,” said Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen at Thursday’s event, welcoming the Japanese-owned company.

    Itsuwa KY specializes in coating and painting automotive parts for part suppliers of Toyota Motor Manufacturing.

  • Kentucky exports at all-time high

    Kentucky’s exports reached an all-time high last year, the fourth consecutive year of growth, according to the Kentucky Governor’s Office.

    Exports reached $27.5 billion, Gov. Steve Beshear’s office announced in a press release Feb. 10.

    “Kentucky’s impact on the global economy is significant,” Beshear said. “Expanding Kentucky’s market is important to our business community, to our economy and to the prosperity of every person in the Commonwealth.”

  • Going global

    Paul Haydon, president of Armag Corporation, was reluctant when his business first looked into exporting their products several years ago.

    “We thought our product wouldn’t really be popular to export because it is so big and heavy,” Haydon said.

    But after learning about opportunities and resources available to help companies get started — including discussions with the U.S. Department of Commerce — Haydon gained confidence in his corporation’s ability to export products and join the global market.

  • City ready to close on sale of land to Itsuwa

    The Bardstown City Council took action this week to approve tax breaks and ratify the sales contract with Itsuwa KY, LLC, a Japanese automotive company that intends to bring about 45 jobs to Wilson Industrial Park.

    At the council meeting Tuesday, City Attorney Bruce Reynolds said Mayor John Royalty had properly signed the contract to sell the land to the company, but the council’s approval was needed for the contract as well as other documents, such as the deed, which might require further revisions.

  • James celebrates 20 years with Inoac
  • Fort Knox Federal Director Emeritus Howard Williams receives capitol flag

    Since 1937, U.S. flags flown over the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. have been presented to honor the works of civic organizations and individuals. One such flag was presented to Fort Knox Federal Credit Union Director Emeritus Howard A. Williams. The Capitol flag was obtained through Kentucky Second District Congressman Brett Guthrie.

  • WORK MATTERS: Networking: Build relationships, not your rolodex


    Client service manager, Kentucky Career Center - Lincoln Trail

    Networking is the single most effective way to land a job, yet many job seekers struggle to navigate how, where and with whom to make professional connections.

    A key characteristic of a healthy network is that it is built over time. Ideally, when you’re ready to seek out your next opportunity, it will seem natural to contact former colleagues, employers, classmates and friends because you’ve preserved those relationships.