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Holiday hiring picture gets a bit merrier

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Macy’s, Toys R Us, Pier 1, American Eagle Outfitters and Borders all plan to hire more temporary holiday workers this year than last, emboldened by several months of sales gains and a slowly improving economy. The jobs probably won’t be enough to be a dent in the nation’s nearly 10 percent unemployment rate, but for… Continue Reading Holiday hiring picture gets a bit merrier

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Progressive insurance to hire 200 in Springs

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Progressive car insurance said today it plans to fill 200 new phone sales and service positions in Colorado Springs by the end of January. The phone representatives will sell policies and answer customer questions. The jobs require a minimum of two years’ post secondary education or two years’ work experience in a customer service environment.… Continue Reading Progressive insurance to hire 200 in Springs

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Companies showed a lack of confidence about hiring for a third straight month in July, making it likely the economy will grow more slowly the rest of the year. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.5 percent. Private employers added a net total of only 71,000 jobs in July, far below the 200,000 or more… Continue Reading Companies hire at slow pace for 3rd straight month

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Mortgage jobs opening up

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Mortgage companies, once at the forefront of subprime mortgage crisis-related layoffs and closings, are hiring again. In what industry officials describe as the “biggest jump in mortgage jobs in four years,” the number of people working in mortgage lending grew by more than 4,000 in a single month. In its monthly report, the Bureau of… Continue Reading Mortgage jobs opening up

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Hiring pace to quicken this month

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This month is expected to bring more jobs than layoffs in manufacturing and services, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s latest employment report. However, year-over-year numbers still show that hiring is down compared to this time last year – by 2.5 percent in the manufacturing sector and 6.4 percent in the service sector.… Continue Reading Hiring pace to quicken this month

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With close to 300 employees already graduated from training or in customer service positions, Affiliated Computer Services needs to hire another 135 people by mid-September. Spokesman Chris Gilligan said the hires will occur on or before it’s next training session begins Sept. 8. “We’re still hiring – and are looking for employees who can handle… Continue Reading Affiliated to add another 135 jobs this fall

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ACS on hiring binge

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Affiliated Computer Services needs to hire 150 people by Monday. That goal, said ACS spokesman Chris Gilligan, will enable the company’s human resource department to complete  paperwork and documentation before training classes begin Aug. 17. “We had such great media coverage for the initial burst of applicants last month that I think a lot of people thought all… Continue Reading ACS on hiring binge

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Colorado Springs employers are expected to hire at a faster pace than any other city in the state during the third quarter of this year, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released Tuesday. Between July and September, 22 percent of Colorado Springs employers surveyed by Manpower said they planned to hire employees. Only 14 percent… Continue Reading Springs’ hiring projections tops in state

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