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PacRim to create 50 jobs in Colorado

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A company that supplies digital marketing and advertising is expanding in Colorado, and expects to bring 50 jobs to Denver and Colorado Springs. The company has not yet decided how the jobs will be divided between the two cities. PacRim Digital Media Group Inc. is headquartered in Hawaii, but has embarked on a 13-state expansion.… Continue Reading PacRim to create 50 jobs in Colorado

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Job cuts drop unexpectedly

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WASHINGTON (A.P) – The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since early July, evidence that job cuts are slowing. The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for unemployment insurance dropped to a seasonally adjusted 545,000 from an upwardly revised 557,000 the previous week. Wall Street… Continue Reading Job cuts drop unexpectedly

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The bad news: Staffing industry employment was significantly lower in the first quarter of 2009 compared to last year.  The good news: Colorado Springs has been spared the worst declines. America’s staffing companies employed an average of two million temporary and contract workers per day from January through March—down 27.9 percent or 769,000 jobs from the first quarter… Continue Reading Springs staffing industry faring better than nation’s

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Contractors worried about 2010 budget cuts

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In a statement issued by the Associated General Contractors of America last week, construction industry analysts heralded a slowdown in layoffs and an actual increase in hiring in some areas – a direct affect of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. But the organization’s tone changed this week. In a follow-up statement, AGC… Continue Reading Contractors worried about 2010 budget cuts

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A study released last week by the MetLife Mature Market Institute details the most important factors for engaging different segments of the work force. Titled “Engaging the 21st Century Multi-Generational Workforce,” the study indicates that employers can maximize the strength of their work forces and optimize worker productivity by using best practices geared to the… Continue Reading New rules for engagement multi-generational workplaces

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While there’s good, even if surprising, news from the mortgage employment sector – that hiring has shot up – persistent layoffs are outnumbered hirings, leaving a net job loss in the sector, according to MortgageDaily.com. Mortgage layoffs exceeded hiring by 1,751 during the first quarter, improving from a net loss of 7,783 positions in the prior… Continue Reading Mortgage sector hiring again – but not yet stemming losses

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Office Depot is offering free resume printing and faxing April 19 through May 30 at any of its 1,100 locations. Job hunters can print up to 25 single-sided pages of resumes, and fax to five domestic numbers, up to 25 pages total. Even before the offer, Office Depot representatives said rising unemployment rates have already… Continue Reading Office Depot offering free resume printing, faxing

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Changes to the Defense Department budget proposed this week by Secretary Robert Gates could affect the 100 or so contractors with a Colorado Springs presence.  Budget reallocatoin also might impact the city’s largest defense contractor landlord, Maryland-based Corporate Office Properties Trust, which controls more than 1 million square feet of office space. A report published in the Washington Post… Continue Reading Defense contractors in wait and see mode

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The state Department of Labor and Employment said Coloradoans receiving unemployment benefits now qualify for up to 13 additional weeks of payments. The news comes after Colorado narrowly missed the extension criteria during the last review a few weeks ago. To qualify for an extension, states must reach a total three-month average unemployment rate greater… Continue Reading Colorado qualifies for extended unemployment benefits

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County seeking judge applicants

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The Fourth Judicial District is seeking applicants for a new county court judgeship that starts July 1. The legislature created the new position last year to help address crowded El Paso and Teller county dockets. Eligible candidates must live in El Paso County and must be admitted to the practice of law in Colorado. The… Continue Reading County seeking judge applicants

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