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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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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It’s no secret that in the business community, companies often experience difficulties finding qualified people to fill open positions. Will the candidate go the extra mile? Will the potential employee stick around or jump ship? Will they be able to perform the specific job needed for my unique brand? Those are many questions managers ask […]
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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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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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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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Unemployment in Colorado Springs dipped from 8.1 to 6.9 percent from March to April, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Those numbers are not seasonally adjusted. Figures show 3,577 additional payroll jobs were added to the Colorado Springs economy in April from March. Year-over-year, the April unemployment rate in the Colorado Springs […]
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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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For the second time in four years, the Space Foundation has been designated by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group as among the 50 best nonprofit organizations to work for in the United States. Previously listed in 2011, the Space Foundation now ranks 17th among similarly-sized organizations for 2014. “I am very proud of our Space […]
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El Paso County’s December 2013 unemployment rate, released this week, continues to be higher than the state but has gone down significantly since a year earlier. Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reports show 7.2 percent of El Paso County adults were unemployed in December 2013, down from 8.7 percent in December 2012. That would […]
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