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High-tech expected to be popular this season

High-tech expected to be popular this season

Smart watches, headphones, books, candy and the Quadcopter all have at least one thing in common: They’re all on the popular item list for this coming holiday season. Consumer confidence is rising, so the holiday season might see a slight increase in sales, according to economists. High-tech holiday items The popular choice for tech-smart individuals… Continue Reading High-tech expected to be popular this season

Colorado Springs Utilities announced Friday its intent to award a contract for the design, construction and operation of its newest Community Solar Garden project to a local company and its engineering partner. The ITA was offered to Pikes Peak Solar Garden LLC, a joint venture of Springs-based SunShare LLC and Hawaii-headquartered Sunetric, according to the… Continue Reading Utilities reveals intent for solar garden contract

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Udall to head U.S. Senate Stategic Forces subcommittee

Sen. Mark Udall will head up a committee that oversees issues critical to Colorado’s military and aerospace communities. Udall, who is a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, has been named the chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, which oversees such issues as cyberdefense, military space programs, nuclear weapons and intelligence programs.… Continue Reading Udall to head U.S. Senate Stategic Forces subcommittee

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Leading local, national and global cyber security experts will gather in Colorado Springs to discuss the threats to local and national cyber security. Western Cyber Exchange will host the meeting from 4:45 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Mining Exchange Hotel. “This event is very important for the community and our state,” said Doug… Continue Reading WCX bringing cyber security experts to Springs Jan. 30

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It looks like 2013 will be a good year for information technology job seekers. Technology executives expect information technology hiring to increase in the first quarter of 2013, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report. In Colorado Springs web developers are in hot demand, said Jason Moyes, Robert Half Technology,… Continue Reading IT jobs expected to be hot in 2013

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In the mid-1990s, Brian Hegarty and a group of his colleagues started a little company, NVX Corp., with their idea of creating technology for manufacturing flash memories. They had been working on it for a few years and were waiting to hear from one big client. It was make or break time. One of the… Continue Reading Father and son entrepreneurs to share insights at upcoming PVG meeting

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PMC opens design center in the Springs

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Engineers at PMC-Sierra, which officially opened its semiconductor design office in Colorado Springs this week, showed off the small semiconductor devices that power the Internet to a group of local business leaders. The devices are smaller than a business card and can require 18 months to two years and from 40 to 100 engineers to… Continue Reading PMC opens design center in the Springs

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College graduates are hitting social media sites to find jobs — using them to find out salary and compensation information, job descriptions and information about the employer’s training and development programs. And more of them are using sites like Facebook and Twitter – the numbers are up 33 percent since 2008. According to a recent… Continue Reading College grads turn to social media to land jobs

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Amazon recruiters are on the hunt for software developers and plan to be in Colorado in August to meet potential candidates. “We actually want to recruit top talent to bring to Seattle,” said Dakotta Alex, Amazon global operations. Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce site, is making a push for same-day delivery options that could change… Continue Reading Amazon recruiting Colorado talent for IT jobs in Seattle

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Colorado Springs manufacturing represents about 4.4 percent of all jobs in the area –  and 40 percent of them are considered high-tech. After a decade of losing manufacturing jobs, Colorado Springs saw a .5 percent employment growth in the fourth quarter of 2010. However, Pueblo is the real manufacturing come-back-kid, with 9.1 percent manufacturing growth… Continue Reading Southern Colorado manufacturing growing

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