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The parent company of a Kentucky plant says it's closing the facility sometime in the next 15 months, a move expected to put 600 hourly workers out of a job.

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A new, 300-acre industrial park in Marshall County has secured its first tenant. Software and IT services provider United Systems in Benton is relocating and expanding operations in the Southwest One Industrial Park.

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Elizabethtown and Somerset Community Colleges are holding recruiting events Thursday and Friday for Boeing manufacturing positions in Washington state. The company is offering up to $20,000 for relocating.  

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Paducah Economic Development Board has named Glen Anderson as their interim president. The announcement follows the departure of Scott Darnell earlier this month.

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Like states across the nation, Kentucky has a critical shortage of workers. The problem is even more severe in the Bluegrass State because the percentage of adults working in Kentucky is lower than the national average.

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Although the Bluegrass State is outperforming some of its neighbors, Kentucky trails the nation in the growth rate of jobs, population and wages.

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Counties in far west Kentucky rank below the statewide average for economic growth since the 2009 recession. 

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Kentucky officials say unemployment rates fell in 110 of the state's counties between July 2017 and July 2018.

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says hundreds of jobs are promised to return to Ballard county in far west Kentucky as Chinese company, Global Win will purchase of the shuttered Verso Paper Mill in Wickliffe. 

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Union City could see up to 560 new jobs from business developments expected to open this fall and next year. 

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