The Women’s Resource Agency announced this week two new programs designed to benefit women and girls in the Pikes Peak region. First, WRA’s restructured “Career Dynamics” program will help and support women to find work through a structured, step-by-step, strengths-based and holistic approach. Second, the new “InterCept at Work” program is a quarterly, four-hour Saturday […]
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Like many others, you may struggle with a stalled career or lack of personal and professional growth. The prospect of initiating change is daunting. This is particularly true if you’re looking for a job, wanting to change companies or start a new career. When times are good, you charge forward on autopilot without much thought. […]
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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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Our preview to Mayor Steve Bach’s fourth State of the City speech identified jobs as one of the primary subjects he would likely address in his comments, and that turned out to be true — to absolutely nobody’s surprise. But in Bach’s 30-minute presentation, notably more realistic and less boastful than his previous such speeches, […]
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In recent years, “startup” has become among the most frequently used terms in the business world — but along with its ubiquity has come some confusion as to its definition. British venture capitalist Paul Graham defined a startup company as simply one that is built for scalability. “Being newly founded does not in itself make […]
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Inside a crowded Broadmoor hotel ballroom in October, the UCCS College of Business conducted its annual economic forum. Tatiana Bailey, forum director, pointed out the area’s historic low civilian participation rate — the percentage of the eligible working population (ages 16-65) who are active members of the workforce. While unemployment levels have bottomed out since […]
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New opportunities and aid for local veterans, service members and their families are now available, as partnerships and efforts to empower and provide high-quality care to the military community expand in the Pikes Peak region. El Paso County’s 80,000 veterans and 40,000 active duty personnel and their spouses can utilize free financial, legal and behavioral […]
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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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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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Attracting and retaining quality employees is vital to a company’s success, but that’s gotten harder in recent times now that unemployment is low and more jobs are available. “Usually a hot job market means turnover,” said Chris Blees, CEO and president of BiggsKofford accounting firm. “We haven’t had a turnover in two years. That’s insane.” […]
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Goods and services exported from businesses in the Pikes Peak region account for 40 percent of all business and nonprofit revenue in the area, said Tom Binnings, senior partner of Summit Economics LLC. And that’s good news for the local economy. “The economic foundation [of a region] is based on how much you export from […]
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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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