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When the Business Journal published its first issue in 1989, the workforce was composed in generational terms primarily of Baby Boomers and members of the Silent Generation. They were rule followers and workaholics who had been controlling things for years. Then along came Generation X, skeptical about authority and looking for more balance in their […]
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As a 20-year-old, Samuel Perry fell in with a bad crowd and ended up in prison. “I was incarcerated on three different occasions,” Perry said. “I knew I had to do something different.” When he was released from prison a year ago, he was unable to find a full-time job. People would hire him only […]
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It’s graduation day at La Vista in Pueblo. The excitement is palpable as students, each wearing an identical shade of green, take their seats. But instead of lining up on a field of freshly mowed grass under a canopy of blue sky, La Vista’s graduates accepted their certificates of completion in a visiting room, where […]
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A new study conducted by the University of Colorado-Boulder concluded that nail salon employees face health risks similar to those of working at an oil refinery or an auto garage, due to high levels of indoor airborne pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene. The study, which monitored volatile organic compound levels in six Colorado nail […]
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Some say wage transparency is essential for workplaces to narrow the gender pay gap, but local experts say employers should go beyond merely disclosing all workers’ salaries — a practice many Pikes Peak-area companies do not currently favor. A recent study conducted by national staffing agency The Creative Group indicated 77 percent of companies in […]
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Lauren Ferguson checks all the boxes of a quality employee. A self-proclaimed perfectionist, she loves helping people and is never above learning new things. However, Ferguson’s various developmental disabilities mean finding stability in the workplace is often a struggle for the 19-year-old Colorado Springs resident. As a child, she was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity […]
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A free online tool that tells students, job seekers and employers everything they need to know about the local labor market has just turned a year old and is ready to mature from a mighty toddler to a workforce development superhero. To help the Workforce Asset Map evolve even more, its backers are inviting employers […]
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See someone skiing on Tejon Street? It might be a Mountain Chalet employee on the way to work. Like most employers, the store’s owners want employees to get to work when it snows, if they can. But most also put safety first. Your employees should know what’s expected of them when it snows, human resources […]
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The area’s strong economy and diversified industries will help keep local job growth steady in 2019. Tatiana Bailey, executive director of the UCCS Economic Forum, said even if an economic downturn does begin this year, the area’s workforce should fare better than before. “The state of Colorado, Colorado Springs and even Boulder are not completely […]
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In the current climate of low unemployment and a changing workforce, employers are offering new types of perks and benefits, human resources experts say. Younger workers have different desires and expectations than those who are further along in their careers, but even later-stage employees want different things than they did 10 years ago. “We’re starting […]
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Athletic trainers, midwives, barbers, travel guides, milk samplers and emergency medical technicians are on the list of 34 occupations requiring licenses in Colorado, but every state has a different list of licensed occupations and different requirements for them. These disparities often create headaches for workers who want to move to a new state and continue […]
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Summer jobs used to be a rite of passage for many American teenagers. “It’s when you get that initial experience of dealing with customers and handling money and other skills associated with working,” said Jennifer Sweet, owner of Colorado Sno-Balls, at 5698 S. U.S. Hwy 85. “Everybody just needs someone to take a chance on […]
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