As disability employment advocates broaden their focus from merely awareness to inclusion, equal pay has moved to the forefront of public discussion. Kayla McKeon, a Capitol Hill disability employment lobbyist who has Down syndrome, talked about her work on the Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act during the Oct....
About 400 million days. That’s the collective amount of earned leave, according to an Oxford Economics study, American workers walked away from in 2014. The numbers forgoing vacation for their vocation negatively impact not only employees’ mental and physical health and productivity, but can mean ancillary costs for employers and...
Aerospace firm Sierra Nevada Corp. announced last week that its subsidiary has chosen Colorado Springs as the site for an $88-million high-end aircraft completions complex, which will create an estimated 2,100 jobs and a $5-billion economic impact. Sierra Completions, a subsidiary of SNC that launched in October, chose the Colorado...
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...
Veteran entrepreneurs run businesses that last, and employ 5.8 million people nationwide — but they’re on the decline. Delivering the keynote address at the 11th Annual Veterans Small Business Conference last week, Jessica Fialkovich, president of Transworld Business Advisors, talked about “alarming trends” in veteran entrepreneurship and how to turn...
One of the most unpleasant tasks confronting employers during the COVID-19 pandemic is laying off employees. Besides the pain of having to break up what often is a workplace family, employers must negotiate new unemployment and assistance rules to make sure they handle layoffs in a way that maximizes benefits...
The growing skills gap and its impact on the workforce will be one topic of discussion at this year’s Southern Colorado Economic Forum, which will take place at The Broadmoor on Friday, Oct. 23. According to a study entitled “America’s Skills Challenge: Millennials and the Future,” Millennials are the most...
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...
During his job interview, when the Air Force asked Joe Lininger why he wanted to work there, his answer was simple. “When I was young I wanted to join the military, but I couldn’t because I have a disability,” said Lininger. “When they offered to hire me as a civilian,...
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...
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...
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...