September 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

There’s a saying in Kentucky that “you need to make hay while the sun is shining” and during the previous month, the sun definitely shined brightly in the Commonwealth. Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for August 2016 was 4.9 percent from a revised 5 percent in July 2016, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The preliminary August 2016 jobless rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the 5.3 percent rate recorded for the state in August 2015.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for August 2016 was 4.9 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Nicole DeBothThe Kentucky Association of REALTORS® (KAR) announces that Nicole DeBoth has been hired as its Director of Education & Training Services. Nicole comes to KAR from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, bringing with her a strong and impressive background in coordinating professional education programs for leading real estate companies.

Nicole has expertise in organizing high level employee training and creating customized courses for clients in the real estate industry nationwide and has worked to ensure client satisfaction and success.

“Nicole will bring a great wealth of real estate training knowledge to our organization and has the ability to help us create and deliver cutting edge programs for our members,” said KAR CEO Steve Stevens. “Our obligation is to help KAR members access training that not only meets their continuing education requirements, but helps them be the best in our industry in the nation.”

Her primary responsibility at the Association will be to provide leadership and coordination for programming and services to KAR that fall under the Kentucky Real Estate Education Foundation (KREEF) – a 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the educational arm for the KAR. The purpose of KREEF is to promote suitable standards of education in real estate, to broaden and expand real estate course offerings at educational institutions within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and to promote other activities that foster, encourage and support the improvement of quality, interest and research in the teaching and study of real estate.