Don’t believe all those statistics

Perhaps the most confusing business story of 2015 so far was the recent word from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, saying final revisions of local economic barometers — due in mid-March — likely will indicate the Colorado Springs area added about 6,000 jobs in 2014. That statistic, if true, would mean a hefty […]

Hilton helps veterans seeking jobs

Hilton helps veterans seeking jobs

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) lauded Hilton Worldwide recently for its partnership with the agency that provides veterans with hotel accommodations when they are traveling for job interviews or attending training. The program, called the CDLE Hilton HHonors Military Program, is in place in several states. It formally launches in Colorado at Hilton […]

DOL launches Flood Recovery Jobs Program

DOL launches Flood Recovery Jobs Program

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has received a $4.6 million National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to launch a Flood Recovery Jobs Program. Nine counties were designated by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to receive public assistance. The program will enable the DOL to hire about 230 temporary workers for […]

Fire victims now eligible for unemployment benefits

People who are unemployed because of a wildfire evacuation or because their workplaces are affected might be eligible for unemployment benefits, said the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. People can file unemployment claims online at www.colorado.gov/cdle. Evacuated people might be eligible if their unemployment resulted from physical damage or destruction of a workplace, or […]

State takes strides in reducing unemployment overpayments

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is working to address improper unemployment benefit payments. A federal review of the state’s programs found massive overpayments, and the feds stepped in to help state officials correct the problem. So far, it’s working. Colorado reduced overpayments by $1.1 million, said Ellen Golombek, executive director of the state’s […]

Colo. unemployment drops during April

Colorado’s employment picture is looking a little rosier. Employers added 2,200 new jobs in April, offsetting cuts in government workers. The employment rate dropped four-tenths of a percent to 8.8 percent based on household survey results from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The number of total employment was greater than the increase in […]