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The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is calling for employers to participate in youth summer employment fair. The center’s Youth Zone is hosting a job fair at The DoubleTree Hotel Thursday, March 7 and urges any El Paso or Teller County employers who pay at least the minimum wage of $7.78 per hour to participate. There… Continue Reading Workforce Center seeks employers for youth job fair

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Oil and gas has been a welcome boom for Weld County, says Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway. Colorado Springs stands to lose hundreds of jobs and thousands in economic impact from sequestration cuts to the defense budget – but there could also be some opportunity, said Scott Bryan, owner of Bryan Construction and a member of… Continue Reading Oil, health care, military experts address business concerns at CSBJ breakfast

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Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewing announced today that its Employee Stock Ownership Program has purchased the balance of company shares, and that it has hired a construction company to build a new facility in Asheville, North Carolina. New Belgium, known for its popular brews such as Fat Tire Amber Ale and Ranger India Pale Ale, has been… Continue Reading New Belgium 100% employee owned, expanding into N.C.

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The Women’s Resource Agency is no longer going to affiliate with the national Dress for Success program. Instead, the local group is establishing its own program, Suit Up for Success. The program will work much the same way: WRA will offer free interview and employment attire under its new name. “It is with continued support… Continue Reading Women’s Resource Agency ditches Dress for Success, starts new program

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Pinnacol Board of Directors Vice Chairman John Plotkin says he and CEO Ken Ross came to a mutual decision that now is a good time for Ross to resign from the workman’s compensation company, the Denver Business Journal reports. Plotkin also says the company,  a quasi-governmental agency, seeks to improve its strained relationship with lawmakers… Continue Reading Pinnacol CEO resigns, board to ‘firm up’ relationship with lawmakers

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With the now-official entry of incumbent at-large councilwoman Brandy Williams into the contest for Council District 3, the race now becomes much more interesting. Williams joins former El Paso County Commissioner Jim Bensberg and former waterbed magnate/ State Representative/State Senator/D-12 school board member Keith King in the quest for a seat on the Council dais.… Continue Reading District 3 race heats up with Williams’ entry

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Housing report shows industry strengthening

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Home prices increased 7.5 percent in 2012 nationally, according to CoreLogic, a real estate analysis firm. CoreLogic’s Home Price Index measures all repeat home sales. The firm also predicts that the home prices will increase another 6 percent in 2013 due to rising demand and fewer real estate owned properties on the market and a lower  inventory.… Continue Reading Housing report shows industry strengthening

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Businesses across the country have received their official Economic Census form in the mail. Owners have until Feb. 12 to respond. The Economic Census is the U.S. Government’s official five-year measure of American business and the economy. Forms went out to nearly 4 million businesses, including large, medium and small companies representing all U.S. locations… Continue Reading Economic Census forms sent to 4 million businesses

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Denver Public Schools is reaching out to Colorado Springs professionals with an offer to employ them as math, science and special education teachers. DPS is touting its  Teacher Residency Program as an opportunity for professionals who have a bachelor’s degree to jump into teaching with “clinical training.” The  program is 15 months with a one-year residency, working… Continue Reading Denver Public Schools recruiting Springs professionals for teaching jobs

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Chinese university leaders to visit UCCS

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Five university vice presidents from China will spend 17 weeks at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to study American academia. The university presidents are from Jiangsu (John-Soo) Province. UCCS faculty and students will welcome the Chinese team in an open-to-the public ceremony  at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14 in Dwire Hall 204. The ceremony will… Continue Reading Chinese university leaders to visit UCCS

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