Missouri Minute: Fairfax plant adds 500 jobs; Greitens recruiting workers

Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

General Motors to add 500 jobs to facility in KCK

General Motors is investing $55 million in a new operation that will employ about 500 workers at a building near its Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan. Read more

Greitens picks campaign manager to oversee transition, puts out call for workers

Missouri Governor-elect Eric Greitens’ transition team put out an email blast Friday offering Missourians employment opportunities. Read more

Monsanto subsidiary acquires European software firm

The Climate Corp., a subsidiary of Creve Coeur-based Monsanto, has acquired European farm management software company VitalFields. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more

Sprint nears deal on Cincinnati provider to expand low-income program

Sprint Corp. is pursuing the acquisition of i-wireless, a Cincinnati provider of prepaid wireless service, as part of an effort to expand the Overland Park, Kan.-based company’s service for low-income consumers. Read more

Missouri ranks 20th in US for job growth rate over last year

Missouri added nearly 51,000 jobs from October 2015 to October 2016, according to new employment data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more

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