Media and Press Releases
Local businesses looking for seasonal workers amid continuing labor shortage
FEC CEO and President Clyde McQueen speaks to KCTV5 about the worker shortage. He states the FEC sees a huge increase in interested potential workers since the federal unemployment benefits ended, but workers need certain stipulations in place before applying for a job. The biggest one is childcare.
Many employers raise wages as labor shortage continues
“Many employers are now realizing they’ve got a pay a decent wage to even attract people,” President of the Full Employment Council, Clyde McQueen said in interview with KCTV 5.
McQueen said the current job shortage many sectors of the economy are experiencing have a lot of factors behind it.
PRESS RELEASE: FEC Celebrates Workforce Development Month
“The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our local and national economy proves that workforce development remains a critical part to prosperity, here at home and across the country,” said Clyde McQueen, CEO and President of the Full Employment Council.
Kansas City agency using grant from state to help launch apprenticeships in Missouri
To help both employers and job seekers meet these new post-pandemic benchmarks, the Full Employment Council is helping employers launch “registered apprenticeships," Clyde McQueen explains in an interview with KSHB 41.