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Seasonal hiring to top 600,000

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This year’s seasonal employment is expected to exceed 600,000 for the first time since 2007, according to outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas. The firm notes that many retailers are increasing holiday hiring. Kohl’s Corp., Macy’s Inc., Toys R Us, Pier 1 Imports Inc., American Eagle Outfitters Inc. and others plan to hire more temporary… Continue Reading Seasonal hiring to top 600,000

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Spurred at least in part by the suspension of certain exemptions, state sales tax revenues rose more than 8 percent in the second quarter compared to the previous year. The Colorado Department of Revenue reports that sales tax revenue jumped to $461.5 million from $426.5 million the previous year. The suspension of exemptions on items… Continue Reading Exemption suspensions generate nearly $12M for state budget

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CFO survey: Weak job market to continue in region

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More than 8 in 10 Chief Financial Officers believe the U.S. economy will not recover until the second half of 2011, if not later, according to a survey of more than 500 CFO’s conducted by Grant Thornton International. Just 24 percent of those surveyed said they plan to hire over the next six months, with… Continue Reading CFO survey: Weak job market to continue in region

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Two Colorado Springs bioscience companies were awarded federal funding to help expand operations. Aqueous Biomedical, Inc., and Pyxant Labs, Inc., were among 102 projects throughout the state that received more than $23 million from the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project program. The program, which was rolled into the health care legislation, is designed to provide tax… Continue Reading Springs bioscience companies land federal funding

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Full scholarships for wounded soldiers

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On Tuesday, Nov. 9, eight wounded Fort Carson soldiers and 10 spouses of wounded soldiers will receive full college scholarships at an awards dinner from 6-9 p.m. at the Briarhurst Manor Estate. The Wounded Warrior Scholarship program is offered through a partnership between Colorado Technical University and the Yellow Ribbon Fund. Each year 25 wounded… Continue Reading Full scholarships for wounded soldiers

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