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State negotiates lower fees on issued debit cards

People using state-issued debit cards for unemployment benefits will no longer have to pay many of the fees associated with using the cards. The Department of Labor and Employment renegotiated the contract with J.P. Morgan Chase to eliminate the fees, which will save card users a total of $500,000 a year. The agreement eliminates point… Continue Reading State negotiates lower fees on issued debit cards

DOL offering virtual job fair

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The Pueblo Workforce Center is inviting job seekers to a fair today and tomorrow – but there’s no need to drive to Pueblo. The job fair will stay open nonstop for two days and nights, and is the first of its kind offered by the Department of Labor and Employment. At this online event, job… Continue Reading DOL offering virtual job fair

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Job creation and retention efforts in Colorado Springs appear to be off to a strong start in 2011. Last week the Space Foundation announced it will move into a 45,000-square-foot building that will keep the organization in the city for at least another 15 years, and Minn.-based computer storage device manufacturer Xiotech Corp. announced plans… Continue Reading Springs off to strong job creation, retention start in 2011

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Colorado’s unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percent to 8.0 percent in April – but was lower than April 2009’s rate of 8.1 percent. “Colorado is now seeing thousands of formerly discouraged job seekers who had abandoned their job search renewing their efforts,” said Donald Mares, executive director of the Colorado department of Labor and… Continue Reading State unemployment rate rises slightly, lower than last April

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