Long Lines at Job Fair in Eastern Kentucky

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Brad Myers for WSAZ:A long line of job seekers waited outside the Big Sandy Community and Technical College Wednesday, long before a job fair even opened.“It tells me there are jobs here,” Kelli Hall, BSCTC Dean of Career Education and Workforce Development said. “There are people wanting to work. We have a good strong work ethic here. There are employers here who want to hire our folks.”Hall says with coal on the decline, it’s important the people of this region focus on the future.“The coal industry has declined as we all know in eastern Kentucky, West Virginia and surrounding areas,” Hall said. “We get that, but it’s our job to create new industry and diversify our economy. That’s what were doing here today is getting coal miners back to work in new careers.”More than two dozen employers turned out for the job fair, which was hosted by Kelly Services in partnership with Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky. Toyota is looking for applicants for various positions in Georgetown, Kentucky. There are various positions, which start at $16 an hour.Another company looking to hire is Team Fishel, a Utility Construction Company out of Louisville.“We were overwhelmed when we saw it when we first got here,” Christa Druin, who serves as the Kentucky Division Manager for Team Fishel said. “We were thinking this is fantastic because in Louisville, the unemployment rate is so low. The labor pool is so small, and that’s one of the reasons we come to these job fairs is because we know there’s people that are willing to work and want to work.”Druin says Team Fishel is leading the way in a project called Kentucky Wired, an initiative to bring broadband Internet by way of fiber optics throughout the state of Kentucky. An effort that means hundreds of well-paying jobs right here in our area.“Don’t just think that it’s just for fiber,” Druin said. “There are multiple opportunities. We need mechanics. We need operators. We need directional drill people, overhead electric. There are so many positions. We’re looking for people that will show up every day. Don’t think that you have to have the experience, because we will teach you.”Full article: Hundreds of job seekers turn out to job fair in eastern Kentucky Long Lines at Job Fair in Eastern Kentuckylast_img read more

Existing-home sales reach highest level since May 2006

first_img This post is currently collecting data… Existing-home sales rose 9.4 percent in September to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 6.54 million units, the highest level since May 2006. In a new Macro Data Flash report, NAFCU’s Curt Long noted that this rise represents a 20.9 percent increase in sales versus a year ago.“The policy response to the COVID pandemic is clearly stoking the red-hot housing market, as well-off households are flush with cash and eager to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates,” wrote Long, NAFCU’s chief economist and vice president of research. “Evolving work arrangements and housing preferences are also contributing, and sales of vacation homes are up 34 percent since this time last year.“The National Association of Realtors reported that a whopping 71 percent of homes were sold within a month,” Long added. “Supply is the major headwind right now, and it is worsening: inventory levels are down 20 percent from a year ago.”Based on current sales levels, there was 2.7 months of supply at the end of September, down 0.3 months from August. Analysts consider six months of supply to be roughly balanced between supply and demand. This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Fantasy Injury Updates: Joe Flacco, Matthew Stafford affecting Week 14 QB start ’em, sit ’em calls, including Lamar Jackson

first_imgStafford (back) was limited in practice all week, but he is expected to play against Arizona despite a “questionable” tag.Mired in a slump that’s seen him throw two TDs compared to four turnovers the past three games, Stafford has quickly fallen out of favor with fantasy owners. Arizona has done a good job limiting fantasy QBs this year (third-fewest fantasy points allowed), so Stafford shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups anyway, but if he’s out, that would put Kenny Golladay on the WR3 bubble. Matt Cassel would start in Stafford’s place. Mitchell Trubisky and Sam Darnold have already been declared healthy and will start for their respective teams this week, leaving Matthew Stafford and Joe Flacco as the only injured quarterbacks on the Week 14 active/inactive bubble. And while neither would make for particularly good options in the fantasy playoffs, both could affect fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions, especially if you were going to use Lamar Jackson in season-long or NFL DFS lineups.We’ll updates this article with the official statuses of these QBs once they’re released, so check back throughout the day. For more on injured RBs Isaiah Crowell and Doug Martin, check here; for more on injured WRs, including Doug Baldwin and T.Y. Hilton, click here. For the Week 14 weather report, go here. You can also follow us on Twitter (@SN_Fantasy ) for more advice and updates. Week 14 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerIs Joe Flacco playing Week 14?UPDATE 2: Flacco is officially OUT.UPDATE 1: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Flacco will be active but only as a backup to Lamar Jackson.Flacco (hip) managed to get in limited practices this week, and despite being “questionable” for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs, he seems likely to be active for the first time since Week 9. Last Sunday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport reported Flacco and Lamar Jackson “could split time” in Week 14, but there have been no further indications that will actually happen. However, coach John Harbaugh also hasn’t officially named a starting QB, so it’s unclear exactly what the Ravens are planning to do under center, which is why people are asking…Is Lamar Jackson starting in Week 14?UPDATE: Jackson is officially STARTING.Based on reports, it would be a pretty big shock if Jackson didn’t start against the Chiefs in Week 14. While still not showing much as a passer, Jackson has impressed as a runner, gaining at least 70 rushing yards in all three games he’s started. Most important for the Ravens, they’ve won all three games.While the Chiefs allow a lot of fantasy points to QBs, a decent portion of that is due to the league-leading 317.1 QB passing yards/game they allow. Jackson still has a high floor because of his rushing ability, but his ceiling isn’t as high as most QBs against Kansas City. WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIs Matthew Stafford playing in Week 14?UPDATE: Stafford is officially ACTIVE.last_img read more

Robert Prosinecki announced 25 man squad who will face Finland and Greece

first_imgThe Bosnia manager, Robert Prosinecki, announced his 25 man squad on Monday who will face Finland and Greece in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. The main names in the squad are Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic and Roma’s Edin Dzeko.Bosnia will play at home to Finland on the 12th October and will play away to Greece 3 days later.Bosnia and Herzegovina occupy 4th spot in group J and are behind Italy, Finland, and Armenia, and above Greece and Liechtenstein.The Croat Prosinecki, who used to play for Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla amongst others, resigned on the 8th September after Bosnia’s defeat to Armenia, but later revoked his decision and will be in charge for the remainder of the European qualifying campaign.The squad is the following:Goalkeepers: Ibrahim Sehic (Erzurumspor), Kenan Piric (Maribor), Jasmin Buric (Hapoel Haifa)Defenders: Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal), Toni Sunjic (Dinamo), Ermin Bicakcic (Hoffenheim), Ervin Zukanovic (Al Ahli), Eldar Civic (Ferencvaros), Marko Mihojevic (Erzgebirge), Adnan Kovacevic (Korona Kielce), Zoran Kvrzic (Rijeka)Midfielders: Stjepan Loncar (Rijeka), Muhamed Besic (Sheffield United), Gojko Cimirot (Standard Liege), Miralem Pjanic (Juventus), Elvis Saric (Al-Ahli), Rade Krunic (Milán), Amer Gojak (Dinamo), Haris Duljevic (Nimes Olympique), Mato Jajalo (Udinese)Attackers: Edin Dzeko (Roma), Riad Bajic (Konyaspor) Armin Hodzic (MOL Fehervar) Izet Hajrovic (Dinamo), Edin Visca (Basaksehir).last_img read more