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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

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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UnitedHealthcare adds 230 jobs in Springs

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UnitedHealthcare adds 230 jobs in Springs

UnitedHealthcare is expanding in Colorado Springs once again, this time thanks to its federal contract to administer the Department of Defense’s Tricare program. About 230 people will be hired as part of the effort, and UnitedHealthcare is creating a new beneficiary and provider service center in the Springs as the primary telephone customer service center… Continue Reading UnitedHealthcare adds 230 jobs in Springs

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Business management systems developer Xledger  has moved its North American headquarters to Colorado Springs. The company cited lifestyle, cost of living, tax rates and natural beauty as deciding factors in its move to the Springs, according to a company press release. Xledger’s first move to the US was to Palo Alto, Calif., but founder Jarle… Continue Reading Xledger moves headquarters to Springs, plans up to 50 jobs

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Construction employment was up, down and steady – depending on the state – in November. Construction employment declined year-over-year in 151 of 337 metropolitan areas. It remained stagnant in 60 and increased in 126 areas, according to a monthly construction employment report from the Association of General Contractors. The association reported that Hurricane Sandy accounted… Continue Reading Construction employment figures show regional gains and losses

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