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Colo. unemployment benefits might be extended

Last month’s unemployment rate in Colorado may qualify residents for six additional weeks of emergency unemployment benefits. A three-month average total unemployment rate of 8.5 percent or higher, according to federal law, allows states to receive Tier IV extended compensation. The state’s unemployment rate in December, at 8.8 percent, may move Colorado into Tier IV… Continue Reading Colo. unemployment benefits might be extended

For the first time in three years, Colorado has seen three consecutive months of wage and salary job growth. Even though the unemployment rate is increasing, the state is simultaneously adding jobs. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased two-tenths of one percent to 8.6 percent in November, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.… Continue Reading Colo. adds jobs for three months for first time in three years

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Microsoft partners with Colorado DOL

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Microsoft is partnering with the state’s workforce centers to provide free training with its Elevate America program. The program is a public-private venture that will provide access to online training – to learn or enhance information technology skills –  for thousands of Coloradans. Gov. Bill Ritter said the program will give Coloradans valuable training to… Continue Reading Microsoft partners with Colorado DOL

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