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Payroll jobs see August increase

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

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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Employment in Colorado increases

Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 3,000 over the month from May to June to 2,446,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 300 and government increased 3,300. Colorado has had 32 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three tenths of… Continue Reading Employment in Colorado increases

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BLS: Employment increases in El Paso County

Employment increased in all nine large counties in Colorado from December 2012 to December 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported. El Paso County is considered a large county by BLS standards. Large counties are defined as those with employment of 75,000 or more as measured by 2012 annual average employment. Regional Commissioner… Continue Reading BLS: Employment increases in El Paso County

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Nonfarm payroll increased by 175,000 in February: US BLS

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.7 percent nationally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week. Employment increased in professional and business services and in wholesale trade but declined in information. Severe winter weather occurred in much of the country during the… Continue Reading Nonfarm payroll increased by 175,000 in February: US BLS

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Colorado employment rate on the rise

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Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 6,200 jobs from January to February in Colorado, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,400 and government increased 800, totaling 2,422,300 jobs for the state. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate in February remained unchanged at 6.1 percent. The number of… Continue Reading Colorado employment rate on the rise

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AmeriCorps hiring for summer

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AmeriCorps hiring for summer

Mile High Youth Corps in Colorado Springs is hiring 70 people between the ages of 18 and 24 to do conservation and restoration work outdoors, all summer. These Corpsmembers will make a $320 a week and earn a $1,468 AmeriCorps scholarship for completing the summer season. “An awesome summer job? A pathway to a career… Continue Reading AmeriCorps hiring for summer

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A recent survey conducted by Fort Collins-based Colorado Job Base shows positive trends in employment, salary and benefits throughout the state. The Colorado Employment Survey polled more than 70 regional employers of various sizes, sectors, pay-grades and market demographics and found that — among other things — 51 percent of the respondents plan to hire… Continue Reading Survey finds positive trends in Colorado job market

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Colorado’s economy continues to add jobs at a higher rate than the rest of the Rocky Mountain states and the nation. Colorado’s economy grew nearly 2 percentage points in August, from 54.8 to 56.5, according to the Goss Institute for Economic Research. The overall business conditions index, a mathematical average of new orders, production, employment,… Continue Reading Colorado’s job growth above regional, national averages

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Online job fair to aid fire, drought victims

Many Colorado residents have been affected this summer by wildfire and drought. The virtual job fair will take place Aug. 2 – 16, at www.connectingcolorado.com. “This online event is targeting people affected by this summer of natural disasters,”  Department of Labor Executive Director Ellen Golombek said in a statement.  “The Black Forest Fire and the Royal… Continue Reading Online job fair to aid fire, drought victims

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