A job board is connecting employers and job seekers in the Rosedale area.
Launched in December by the Rosedale Development Association, the online job board features mostly jobs available in Rosedale, according to Erin Stryka, RDA executive director.
“We are finding out, first of all, that we have lots of Rosedale businesses that want to hire local folks and are really excited to be posting on a job board for Rosedalians, and for everybody,” she said.
Just recently, the job board had postings for jobs as a community garden assistant, chimney technician apprentice, landscape technician, kitchen staff, bilingual customer service representative and other positions.
The job board may be accessed by anyone, and there is no charge to view the job listings or to place a job listing, she said.
“It’s by and for Rosedalians, but it’s available for everybody,” Stryka said. There are a few jobs listed that are located outside of the Rosedale area, she added.
Job seekers may create a profile on the website and submit their resumes. Employers may list their open positions and look through resumes on the website.
The Rosedale job board was developed by the Rosedale Development Association’s business communications intern, Jada Escobar, with support from the RDA staff.
“This is something we’re doing for the community’s benefit,” Stryka said.
The Rosedale job board is online at rosedalejobs.org.
The victim of a shooting on Feb. 21 in the 1200 block of Central Avenue has been identified, according to the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.
Erick Reynaldo Rangel-Mendoza, 22, of Kansas City, Kansas, was the victim, the spokesman stated.
Police responded to a call at 1:45 p.m. Feb. 21 and found Rangel-Mendoza shot, inside his car, the spokesman stated. Rangel-Mendoza was taken to the hospital and died from his injuries, according to the spokesman.
The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the shooting as a homicide. Police asked anyone with information to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
Sporting Kansas City’s 25th season in Major League Soccer will begin in Saturday when the club visits Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place in British Columbia.
The Week 1 clash will kick off at 9:30 p.m. with three hours of live coverage starting at 9 p.m. on FOX Sports Kansas City, FOX Sports Midwest Plus and FOX Sports GO. Listeners can also catch the action locally on Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish), immediately followed by The Final Whistle postgame show on 810 WHB.
To celebrate the season-opening match, supporters of all ages are invited to attend Sporting’s First Kick Party at 1 p.m. Saturday at Corinth Square in Prairie Village, Kansas. Other viewing parties will take place at the 15 locations within the Sporting Pub Network, including two in Kansas City, Kansas: Chiusano’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, 1713 Village West Parkway, and Turn 2 at Hollywood Casino, 777 Hollywood Casino Blvd.
Led by 12th-year manager Peter Vermes — the longest tenured MLS coach and the only coach to spend 12 consecutive MLS seasons with the same team — Sporting won four major championships last decade and made eight straight playoff appearances from 2011 to 2018.
The club fell short of the postseason last year, ending the fourth-longest playoff streak in league history, and will enter the new campaign with aspirations of becoming a title contender once more.
Sporting’s roster features a blend of experienced veterans — center back Matt Besler, midfielder Roger Espinoza, goalkeeper Tim Melia and right back Graham Zusi among them — and enticing fresh faces who have joined the club this offseason.
Marquee newcomers include Mexican striker Alan Pulido, Croatian center back Roberto Puncec, Israeli midfielder Gadi Kinda and returnee Khiry Shelton, a forward who helped Sporting to a first-place finish in 2018 before spending last year with SC Paderborn 07 in Germany.
Now in their 10th season as one of Canada’s three MLS clubs, the Whitecaps ended 2019 in the Western Conference basement with 34 points and an 8-16-10 record. The year of transition is behind them, however, and second-year head coach Marc Dos Santos — who coached Sporting Kansas City II during its inaugural season in 2016 — has added 10 new players to the Whitecaps roster.
In a bid to bolster their squads, both teams splashed club-record transfer fees on prized strikers from Liga MX in December.
Pulido arrives at Sporting as the reigning Liga MX scoring champion, having totaled a dozen goals for Chivas de Guadalajara last fall. Vancouver’s Lucas Cavallini, meanwhile, returns to his native country after a prolific three-year spell with Puebla. Cavallini is one of several notable additions for the Whitecaps alongside forward Cristian Dajome, midfielder Leonard Owusu and defender Erik Godoy, all of whom were acquired using Targeted Allocation Money.
Pulido and Cavallini will look to gel with other prominent attackers who led their teams in 2019. On the Sporting sideline, Felipe Gutierrez had a team-best 12 goals and Johnny Russell notched nine goals and nine assists. Vancouver was propelled by seasoned veteran Fredy Montero (eight goals) and Peruvian international Yordy Reyna (seven goals).
Recent history paints a positive picture for Sporting, which owns a 9-3-4 regular season record against the Whitecaps and have won by a three-goal margin on each of their last two visits to BC Place.
The most recent meeting unfolded last July in British Columbia as an own goal, a Gutierrez strike and a late Gerso Fernandes tally lifted Sporting to a 3-0 triumph. Vermes’ side has outscored Vancouver 14-2 across the last four matchups, which also includes a 4-1 road victory in October 2018 that saw Homegrown forward Daniel Salloi bag a brace.
Saturday will mark the first time that Sporting has played an MLS match in February and opened a season on Canadian soil. Vermes’ men have fared historically well on their travels north of the border, as Sporting’s 12 regular season wins in Canada (12-7-9 record) are the second-most among American MLS clubs.
- Story from Sporting KC