Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 14,600 over the month from August to September, to nearly 2.5 million jobs, according to a Department of Labor and Employment survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 14,700 and government decreased 100 over the month. Colorado has had 35 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey […]
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  [su_box title=”Veteran’s Small Business & Why Hire a Vet Conference” box_color=”#005ac3″]Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Hotel Eleganté & Event Center (2886 S. Circle Drive)[/su_box] For Mike Tipton, re-entering the workforce was an intimidating prospect. “When I first got out of the military, I didn’t know what all my options were,” said Tipton, who […]
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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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Employers in Colorado added 4,900 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of just more than 2.5 million jobs, according to a news release issued by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,400 and government increased 500. According to a survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth […]
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By Lorna Gutierrez A new web-based platform will connect workforce programs at several area school districts and schools with employers. Developed by the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center, the UCCS Economic Forum and the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, the Workforce Asset Map is designed to inform employers which workforce centers are available throughout the […]
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Small business owners are bottom-line oriented. They make decisions based on what makes financial sense. More times than not, however, doing right by their employees is just as important as the almighty dollar in the decision-making process. Small employers know a positive work environment means increased productivity, which in turn improves their bottom line. This […]
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The Pikes Peak Workforce Center, Pikes Peak Community College and UCCS commissioned a skills gap report based on concerns that skills employers needed did not match the experience possessed by workers. The survey covered eight employer industry sectors were identified and more than 1,200 organizations were invited to participate. There were 291 participants. “From the […]
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Following the resignation of longtime CEO Elliot H. Pulham Oct. 25, the Space Foundation has hired a Denver-based executive recruiting firm to search for its next chief executive. McAleer Gray, the company managing the search, is looking globally for someone with significant aerospace experience, said Kevin Cook, vice president of marketing and communications at the foundation. “The Space […]
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With continuing movement of people to Colorado and revenue caps set by the state’s constitution, Colorado will face a budget crisis, said Vectra Bank Colorado President and CEO Bruce Alexander. “If you look at the requirement for a [state] refund and the in-migration, we don’t really have the money to keep the roads up. We do have a […]
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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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Deborah Cameron spent 22 years serving in the U.S. Army. She retired in 2007 and then earned her bachelor’s degree in computer science. Now, “I can’t get a job because I don’t have the experience,” said Cameron while attending MVEE, the Military and Veterans Employment Expo. “I just want to get my foot in the […]
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The region’s educational landscape is undergoing purposeful change, and those changes could mean a better-prepared workforce. In a growing number of communities, to include Colorado Springs, nontraditional educational opportunities have expanded conventional learning, which has been criticized for turning out students with a vast array of basic knowledge but few applicable, real-world skills. Some experts […]
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