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Job-seekers find help in personality test

Job-seekers find help in personality test

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… Continue Reading Job-seekers find help in personality test

Payroll jobs see August increase

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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… Continue Reading Payroll jobs see August increase

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New county employment programs aimed at women, girls

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… Continue Reading New county employment programs aimed at women, girls

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Colorado sees job gains for 33 straight months

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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… Continue Reading Colorado sees job gains for 33 straight months

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When hiring employees, what’s your plan?

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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… Continue Reading When hiring employees, what’s your plan?

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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… Continue Reading Colorado small business owners say raise the wage

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‘Abled’ employees stand out

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‘Abled’ employees stand out

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… Continue Reading ‘Abled’ employees stand out

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Bach puts needs ahead of jobs

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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,… Continue Reading Bach puts needs ahead of jobs

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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… Continue Reading Colorado Springs’ unemployment figures decline

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Veterans employment expo comes to COS

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Veterans employment expo comes to COS

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… Continue Reading Veterans employment expo comes to COS

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