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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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Fed signals future rate cuts

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The Associated Press WASHINGTON_Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Congress that the nation is in for a period of sluggish business growth and sent a fresh signal today that interest rates will again be lowered to steady the teetering economy. “The economic situation has become distinctly less favorable” since the summer, the Fed chief told… Continue Reading Fed signals future rate cuts

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A new Web site for job seekers is touting itself as the “go to” site for those looking to make more than $100,000 a year. TheLadders.com advertises itself as an alternative to other sites that are overrun with unattractive, untalented, “average” workers. Membership to the site costs $180 a year and restricts listings to jobs… Continue Reading Visit “elite” site for 100K-plus jobs

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Unemployment rate spikes to two-year high

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A near stagnant hiring pace during December drove the nation’s unemployment rate up to 5 percent – a two-year high. The U.S. Labor Department said employers added the fewest jobs to their payrolls last month in more than four years. Analysts believe the employment conditions are further deteriorating because of the housing slump and credit… Continue Reading Unemployment rate spikes to two-year high

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Americans pocketed more money in 3Q 2007

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Personal income growth grew to 1.4 percent during the third quarter of 2007 from 0.9 percent during the second quarter. The Bureau of Economic Analysis is also reporting that state-by-state personal income growth rates during the third quarter ranged from 0.8 percent to 3.6 percent, with growth accelerating or holding steady in all but 11… Continue Reading Americans pocketed more money in 3Q 2007

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December job cuts down 39 percent

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December job cuts plunged 39 percent to 44,416 from 73,140 during November, making it the second lowest job-reduction total for 2007, behind the 42,897 during July. The December figures were also 18.7 percent lower than the same month a year ago when employers announced 54,643 job cuts, according to a Challenger, Gray and Christmas update… Continue Reading December job cuts down 39 percent

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If it seems to you that more and more people are moving to Colorado every year, you’re right. The U.S. Census Bureau reported yesterday that that state’s population grew by 2 percent, or 95,267 people, between July 1, 2006, and July 1, 2007. That puts the state’s population at 4.8 million and ranks it as… Continue Reading Colorado population up 2 percent

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Fort Carson budget for continued growth

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In view of the 4,800 additional soldiers and new brigade combat team that have been assigned to Fort Carson, an obvious question might be “Will the existing post be able to handle all the new folks?” While it’s still too early to get a reading from the Department of the Army on specific future plans… Continue Reading Fort Carson budget for continued growth

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Higher education in Colorado accounts for $4.25 billion in wages and salaries, according to a study released yesterday [630Kb pdf] by the Adams Group. The analysis counted 57,675 people working in higher education in Colorado, with another 39,888 indirect or induced jobs. The $4.25 billion figure comes from the assumption that the jobs pay the… Continue Reading State’s higher education creates $4 billion in wages and salaries

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November unemployment rate holds steady

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The nation’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.7 percent during November as employers continued to hire at a moderate pace, according to a Labor Department report released late last week. Employers added a net 94,000 jobs to their payrolls during November, down from an unexpected gain of 170,000 jobs during October. The jobless rate has… Continue Reading November unemployment rate holds steady

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