Missouri Minute: Nestlé to move IT operations to St. Louis; H&R Block teams with IBM’s Watson

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

Nestlé to move IT operations to St. Louis

Nestlé USA plans to add as many as 300 technology jobs in St. Louis as it moves its IT operations from California to St. Louis, company officials announced Wednesday. Read more

H&R Block teams with IBM’s Watson to assist tax preparers

Kansas City-based H&R Block is rolling out a collaboration with IBM that will rely on computing power to help determine optimum credits and deductions on clients’ tax returns. Read more

It’s a good time for Kansas City job hunters, but tough for employers

The Kansas City metropolitan area is a better-than-average place to be a job hunter right now, but it’s a difficult place for employers to get the talent they want to hire. Read more

MU Health Care announces new recruitment and retention plan

University of Missouri Health Care nurses and health professionals are being given new incentives to work and stay in the health system, the Columbia-based hospital operator announced in a news release Wednesday. Read more

‘Right-to-work’: Here’s what you need to know

Despite vehement opposition from labor unions and Democrats, Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, has said he plans to sign controversial “right-to-work” legislation making its way through the Missouri Legislature. As the bill inches closer to Greitens’ desk, here’s the decades-long political battle, explained. Read more

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