About 4,800 students will graduate from Colorado Springs’ three major non-service colleges this month. It’s uncertain how many of them will stay to take jobs in the Pikes Peak region, but university officials have been working with local businesses to retain grads and fill local employment needs. According to Tatiana Bailey, director of the UCCS […]
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Dan Eckstein’s first major career transition came when he left his job at Aaron’s Sales & Lease to become an Army combat engineer. For his second, he turned to the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program. Through hands-on corporate training, mentoring and educational sessions, the 12-week fellowship program gives service members who are transitioning out […]
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Controversy surrounded Colorado’s minimum wage increase even before it passed in the November 2016 election, and that hasn’t changed more than a year later as local business owners remain divided on the subject. About 55 percent of Colorado voters were in favor of Amendment 70, which incrementally raises the state’s minimum wage from $8.31 in […]
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It’s almost all good news for Colorado Springs in the state economic outlook released last month. According to the 2018 Colorado Business Economic Outlook, the city is seeing a better standard of living thanks to increased productivity; El Paso County added more than 10,100 jobs in the past year; and the Springs is expected to […]
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El Paso County Commissioner Stan VanderWerf, who is also chairman of the committee that oversees the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, said he’s not worried about the organization’s future despite  multiple personnel changes that include Executive Director Lisa Rice’s exit in November. “There have been a lot of changes recently, but I’m not really concerned,” VanderWerf […]
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