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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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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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Employers in Colorado added 4,900 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of just more than 2.5 million jobs, according to a news release issued by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,400 and government increased 500. According to a survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth […]
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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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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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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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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 Aerospace Park at the Colorado […]
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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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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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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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