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Sales of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs are so strong that their factory will stay open through the normal two-week summer shutdown. Automakers typically close plants around the July 4 holiday to update cars and trucks for the new model year and maintain the machinery. But the Jefferson North factory in Detroit that… Continue Reading Strong Grand Cherokee sales keep factory humming

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Colo. bill would bar credit checks for some jobs

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Lawmakers will hear testimony on a bill to prohibit employers from using consumer credit information against potential employees unless they’re applying for a job that involves financial decisions. Democrats sponsoring the proposal say the use of credit information creates barriers for people who have recently lost their jobs and are looking for employment. The bill… Continue Reading Colo. bill would bar credit checks for some jobs

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Workers’ moods are grim, survey says

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Most employees say their job is unrewarding and saps their energy, according to a new survey by a talent and career management service. Only one employee in five considers their job rewarding and gratifying, said the survey by Right Management, a subsidiary of ManpowerGroup. The survey was conducted in December and January and 438 North… Continue Reading Workers’ moods are grim, survey says

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Mountain states end 2011 on strong growth pace

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Economic growth in the Mountain States region has exceeded that of the national economy yet again. For the past two years, economic indicators have been higher than the national average, according to the Goss Institute for Economic Research. And in Colorado, the state’s economic indicators also advanced thanks to new orders, delivery lead time and… Continue Reading Mountain states end 2011 on strong growth pace

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Retailers wrapped up in holiday hiring

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While local job growth is forecast to be slimmer this holiday season than it was last year, Colorado Springs retailers are still planning to bulk up for the last months of the year. Net job growth in Colorado Springs is expected to reach 3 percent in the fourth quarter of this year, down from 4… Continue Reading Retailers wrapped up in holiday hiring

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IQOR offer real, but is exception to online rule

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There’s an exception to every rule – even the one about posting personal information like your social security number online. The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado says that a new company in town – IQOR – is asking applicants to fill out online applications that include social security numbers. The application is on a… Continue Reading IQOR offer real, but is exception to online rule

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Nurses, computers scientists and retail sales people are in demand in Colorado. Those are the top three occupations with the most job listings, according to the Colorado Department of Labor. In Colorado, hospital employment has grown every year for the past 19 years with the most sought employees being registered nurses. And, there does not… Continue Reading Job openings are in health care, computers and retail

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Where do Colorado Springs jobs come from? It’s true that the city relies heavily on its public sector, employers such as Fort Carson and Memorial Hospital, for roughly 40 percent of the city’s workforce. But it’s the private sector that’s the real backbone of the economy, providing the other 60 percent. Here’s a look at… Continue Reading A look at some of Colo. Springs’ top private employers

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Wages, employment up in Colorado counties

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Employment rose in all nine large counties in Colorado for the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. El Paso County’s employment growth was an anemic .5 percent, far below the national average and lower than Arapahoe, Boulder and Denver Counties. It was ranked 173rd in the nation. The average… Continue Reading Wages, employment up in Colorado counties

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Companies in March advertised the most jobs since the peak of the 2008 financial crisis, a sign that hiring is likely to remain healthy in the months ahead. Job openings rose by 99,000 to 3.1 million in March, the Labor Department said Wednesday. That’s the highest level of openings since September 2008 and the second… Continue Reading Job openings rise to highest level since Sept. ’08

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