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Yes, government should help create jobs

Here’s a profoundly irritating campaign trope, to which most of our council/mayor candidates seem to subscribe: “Governments don’t create jobs — companies, entrepreneurs and people create jobs. The role of government is to remove obstacles to business and stick to the basics — public safety, infrastructure and parks!” That sounds great on the campaign trail,… Continue Reading Yes, government should help create jobs

U.S. unemployment lowest since May 2008

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U.S. unemployment lowest since May 2008

The country’s best year of job creation since 1999 was capped off with another strong month of hiring in December, according to a news release from Meyers Research. The unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since May 2008. Despite the good news, the market seemed to be focused on some of the weaker points… Continue Reading U.S. unemployment lowest since May 2008

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Private sector jobs fall in October

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Private sector jobs fall in October

Nonfarm payroll jobs decreased 2,500 over the month from October to November to just over 2.4 million jobs, according to a Colorado Department of Labor and Employment survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 3,700 and government increased 1,200 over the month. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two… Continue Reading Private sector jobs fall in October

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Payroll jobs see August increase

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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

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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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Time Warner hiring 150 in Colorado Springs

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Time Warner hiring 150 in Colorado Springs

Time Warner Cable will hire around 150 employees by the end of 2013 to work at its Colorado Springs call center. The company said in a news release July 19 that it plans to fill dozens of positions each month until the end of the year, which will top the center at 2221 E. Bijou… Continue Reading Time Warner hiring 150 in Colorado Springs

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More isn’t always better: Job picture brightens, but still complicated by underemployment

All the experts agree: Jobs are returning to Colorado Springs. They also agree that it’s going to be a long, slow slog back to the days of peak levels of employment. El Paso County has added about 4,200 jobs in the past year — that’s pretty good news, says Tom Zwirlein, professor of finance at… Continue Reading More isn’t always better: Job picture brightens, but still complicated by underemployment

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Discover Goodwill is employing five individuals to help clean up downtown. The employment is possible through a maintenance contract with the Downtown Partnership. The contract, signed April 1, provides for the cleaning and maintenance of city streets, sidewalks and alleyways in the 31-square-block downtown area, according to a release from Goodwill.  

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Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has instituted a new way of helping businesses form and grow that many believe is helping the Springs become the “most business friendly city” in the state. However, the program apparently hasn’t been as successful at creating jobs as the city’s economic vitality office touts. The office says its newly… Continue Reading City adding more jobs, but how fast?

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Pikes Peak Worforce Center hosts job fair

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The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is hosting a spring job fair tomorrow, April 18. The job fair is set up to help “adults who are looking for a job or for a better job,” according to the center. Some of the featured employers include Engineering Systems Inc., Advantage Sales & Marketing, The Mining Exchange Wyndham… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Worforce Center hosts job fair

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