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Business owners may rely on innovation, a great sales team or a laser-like focus on customer satisfaction to get ahead of their competition. Just as important to their success, however, may be the culture they create within their company. “Culture is one of the most important parts of business that is continually overlooked,” said Matt […]
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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 recent products of the educational […]
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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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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, it was like the next […]
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In June, there were more than 62,000 job openings nationwide in construction, an industry that has seen workforce demand grow faster than nearly any other sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To help grow that workforce, several organizations in Colorado and El Paso County are working together to change the conversation  and perception […]
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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 the economy as a whole. […]
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Paula Walker looks forward to switching careers. After a career in property management, sales and customer service, she’s ready for a change. “It’s so stressful,” Walker said of property management. “My doctor said I needed to do something different.” After being away from work to care for her health, she said, “it’s time to get […]
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A news release from the Colorado Office of Government, Policy and Public Relations reported nonfarm payroll jobs increased 5,500 over the month from June to July to 2.4 million jobs. The data is a result of business establishments surveys. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,000 and government jobs decreased by 500, making July the 33rd consecutive […]
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Unemployment numbers are at record lows, but the Pikes Peak Workforce Center’s spring job fair had a 30 percent increase in job hunters over the year before. PPWFC officials expect another increase at the center’s Sept. 21 fall job fair at the Hotel Eleganté. A recent mini job fair specifically designed for financial service workers […]
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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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The Department of Labor and Employment is joining forces with several government agencies this month, including community organizations and nonprofits to produce a Military and Veterans Employment Expo. All veterans, particularly those soon to be discharged and those recently separated are encouraged to attend. The Military and Veterans Employment Expo is structured to be several days […]
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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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