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Tech job cuts both ways

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Job cuts in the technology sector declined significantly during the second quarter, possibly signaling a turnaround for an industry that has been impacted heavily by the recession.  Planned layoffs announced by employers in the computer, electronics and telecommunications industries totaled 33,891 during the quarter ending June 30, according to global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.  That… Continue Reading Tech job cuts both ways

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People on the Move – May 1, 2009

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Charles Landherr has been named area sales manager for Colorado and Wyoming for Mitsubishi Electric HVAC. He previously worked as a sales engineer at the Joyce Agency. Dr. Robert Edelbrock has been named vice president/campus director for the University of the Rockies. He has more than 20 years of experience, most recently as interim dean… Continue Reading People on the Move – May 1, 2009

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In every recession, there’s a bull market somewhere. In 2009, it’s for security-cleared professionals in the defense, aerospace and homeland security industries, according to ClearanceJobs.com. which has named its top 10 U.S. cities for such positions. Colorado Springs is one of 10 cities named as one of the country’s most active markets for defense-related hiring,… Continue Reading Springs again named to top 10 list for defense jobs

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The Pikes Peak Workforce Center will receive $1.4 million from The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for its Summer Work Experience program. Youths, ages 16 to 24, can gain paid work experience, from May 1 to September 30. “We hope to create 300 work experiences this summer,” said Jeanne Cotter, spokeswoman for PPWFC.… Continue Reading Workforce Center gets stimulus money for youth job program

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The United States should not follow Europe’s example in creating huge subsidies for alternative energy. A study that examines Spain’s success in creating and retaining jobs in the “green energy” sector contains sobering implications for similar policies in the United States. The study says that every renewable energy job created by Spanish government subsidies “destroyed”… Continue Reading Spanish study claims green energy initiatives kill jobs

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Sallie Mae adding 2,000 jobs in 18 months

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RESTON, Va. (AP) — Sallie Mae said Monday that it will bring 2,000 jobs to the U.S. within the next 18 months as it shifts call center and other operations from overseas. The move is welcome news to the country’s jobless, whose numbers have climbed past 13 million. “The current economic environment has caused our… Continue Reading Sallie Mae adding 2,000 jobs in 18 months

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City gets “Top Ten” nod from Forbes

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Forbes.com has ranked the Colorado Springs #10 on its top 10 “Best Place for Business and Careers” list, out of the country’s 200 largest metropolitan areas. The city ranked 25th in the “educational attainment” category, 11th for income growth potential and 28th for job growth projected. Raleigh, N.C., got first place honors, but Fort Collins… Continue Reading City gets “Top Ten” nod from Forbes

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By Sean Paige Executive director of Local Liberty Action and the editor of Local Liberty Online.org. Excellent recent reporting by the Business Journal indicates that the city’s $53 million “private-public partnership” to provide the U.S. Olympic Committee with a new downtown headquarters might be in significant trouble. This seems especially bad news for folks backing… Continue Reading Colorado Springs’ track record on ‘investments’ raises red flags

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By Douglas Stimple CEO of Classic Cos. Do you believe our community needs to take more decisive steps to create, attract and retain jobs for our residents and families? If you are one of the 79 percent of our residents who indicated such a belief in a recent community poll, an opportunity exists to make… Continue Reading Passage of 1A will ensure city’s long-term economic vitality

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USOC cuts budget, 54 jobs

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The United States Olympic Committee has begun reducing its 2009 operating budget by $7.1 million, which will mean the elimination of 54 jobs. Officials say the budget reduction – from $142.6 million to $135.5 million – is necessary because of the economic downturn. The reductions represent more than 10 percent budget that is not allocated… Continue Reading USOC cuts budget, 54 jobs

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