Survey finds positive trends in Colorado job market

A recent survey conducted by Fort Collins-based Colorado Job Base shows positive trends in employment, salary and benefits throughout the state. The Colorado Employment Survey polled more than 70 regional employers of various sizes, sectors, pay-grades and market demographics and found that — among other things — 51 percent of the respondents plan to hire […]

Colorado’s job growth above regional, national averages

Colorado’s economy continues to add jobs at a higher rate than the rest of the Rocky Mountain states and the nation. Colorado’s economy grew nearly 2 percentage points in August, from 54.8 to 56.5, according to the Goss Institute for Economic Research. The overall business conditions index, a mathematical average of new orders, production, employment, […]

Online job fair to aid fire, drought victims

Online job fair to aid fire, drought victims

Many Colorado residents have been affected this summer by wildfire and drought. The virtual job fair will take place Aug. 2 – 16, at www.connectingcolorado.com. “This online event is targeting people affected by this summer of natural disasters,”  Department of Labor Executive Director Ellen Golombek said in a statement.  “The Black Forest Fire and the Royal […]

Ledbetter helps fair-pay issue stay alive

When Lilly Ledbetter walked into an attorney’s office in 1998 with a gender fair-pay issue, she had no idea years later the president of the United States would be signing The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. At best, she was hoping for a settlement to win years of back wages from Goodyear Tire […]

Social enterprise doubles the power of employment

Social enterprise is an exciting new sector of the economy that provides solutions to some of our community’s largest issues, such as unemployment and lack of education and access to healthcare. By merging social mission with competitive business strategies — mixing mission with margin — these businesses are achieving social change. Called the “fourth sector” […]

Construction employment figures show regional gains and losses

Construction employment was up, down and steady – depending on the state – in November. Construction employment declined year-over-year in 151 of 337 metropolitan areas. It remained stagnant in 60 and increased in 126 areas, according to a monthly construction employment report from the Association of General Contractors. The association reported that Hurricane Sandy accounted […]

Travel industry tooting its own horn over jobs, salaries

Careers in the travel industry have always seemed glamorous. Now a study — conducted by the U.S. Travel Association —  says they pay well, too. Workers who begin their careers in travel achieve higher wages, have greater access to educational opportunities and enjoy better career progression, according to a study of more than 30 years […]

Task force meets to ease transition for veterans

The first workshop to help veterans gain access to services, licenses and credentials to ease their transition from military to civilian employment was held earlier this month. The task force is charged with making Colorado the most military friendly state in the nation. “In the service of our country, these men and women have developed […]