Amendment 70 proponents say the state’s minimum wage should be a living wage, while opponents say the market — not legislation — should decide. The ballot question proposes amending the Colorado Constitution to increase the state minimum wage from $8.31 to $9.30 per hour beginning Jan. 1 and then increase the wage annually by $0.90 […]
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If women received the same pay as their male counterparts for doing the same work, Colorado’s gross state product would grow by $9.2 billion. That’s the message from the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, a statewide nonprofit focused on economic and workplace issues for women across the state. The group is hosting its annual luncheon in […]
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Following the loss of its largest contract last month, global defense contractor Vectrus laid off 64 employees from its Colorado Springs headquarters Oct. 18 in a realignment effort. The reduction will cost the government services firm $2 million in severance expenses, but Vectrus anticipates an annual $8 million in savings from the change, according to […]
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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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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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With about 7,200 residents, ample outdoor amenities and Highway 24 bringing traffic directly through town, Woodland Park’s business district should be thriving. But even as they gear up for a busy tourism season, some local business owners say the lack of young professionals in the area has limited hiring, resources and quality of services in […]
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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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And to HR we’ll go Valentine’s Day is upon us, and if you work in the American workplace, there’s a pretty good chance Cupid has taken aim at you and a co-worker sometime during the course of your career. But that scenario doesn’t always end happily ever after for the participants, and can equate to […]
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(Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series about the issue of transitioning veterans finding jobs in the local economy.) As veteran unemployment remains a national problem, Colorado Springs businesses say a team effort is needed between businesses and military veterans to bridge the gap in understanding how military experiences translate into beneficial civilian […]
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(Editor’s note: This is the third in a series addressing factors, needs and solutions surrounding veteran unemployment in Colorado Springs.) Currently, there are 21 million military veterans in the United States, a number that’s grown by 2.8 million since 2011, according to studies by Syracuse University. These former military members often struggle to answer career […]
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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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As of the last day of June, there were 73,938 adults on probation statewide, according to the Colorado Judicial Branch’s 2015 annual statistical report. Those who land a career quickly following their release have the best chance at maintaining their freedom — but that isn’t always easy. A panel organized by the Colorado Springs Human […]
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