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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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8 Denverites on Forbes’ billionaire list

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Don’t hate our neighbors to the north because they’re rich. Eight Denverites made Forbes’ 2007 list of the world’s wealthiest, up from six the previous year. EchoStar CEO Charlie Ergen leads the Colorado list, with his fortune growing to $10 billion from $6.7 billion during 2005. Qwest founder Philip Anschutz saw his wealth increase to… Continue Reading 8 Denverites on Forbes’ billionaire list

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My column in last Friday’s CSBJ seems to have caused some healthy discourse. The CEO of some company that I have never met at the dozens of community functions I attend every month says I should get involved in the community. You think? While the emails are coming in spouting all the good things the… Continue Reading Young Professional Whiners column causes a stir

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Young professionals in Colorado Springs don’t have a very bright outlook about the future of their careers here. Results from a joint survey [800Kb pdf] between The Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. and the Colorado Springs Young Professionals show young up-and-comers believe there’s a lack of professional career opportunities in Colorado Springs. Even though 58… Continue Reading Young professionals all dressed up with no where to go

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Be careful how you smile around the office – it says a lot about your professionalism. Raise your eyebrows with a smile and your flirting. Curl up the edges of your mouth while your brow is furled and could be perceived as condescending. That’s what Patti Wood, self-proclaimed body language expert and author of Success… Continue Reading Is your smile sending the wrong message?

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Pay gap between black, white families widens

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The income gap between black and white families has grown as pay for black men has decreased while pay for white women has increased, according to results of three studies released today. The studies are part of the Economic Mobility Project and compared racial pay differences as well as whether children are typically make more… Continue Reading Pay gap between black, white families widens

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Most Americans who leave their jobs do so because they just don’t feel appreciated. That’s what the U.S. Department of Labor says. Survey takers there said 64 percent of Americans who leave their jobs do it because they’re not feeling appreciated. Furthermore, a Gallup poll that found that 70 percent of Americans say they receive… Continue Reading Can’t an employee get a little appreciation around here?

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Small business continued to create Colorado’s new jobs during 2004. The updated Colorado Small Business Profile, released today by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration, shows that small businesses added 25,400 net new jobs during the latest year studied. “Small businesses are Colorado’s job-creating dynamo,” said Dr. Chad Moutray, chief economist… Continue Reading Colorado small businesses create 25,400 jobs in 2004

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Waiting tables a real drag for women

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There’s a good chance your waitress is depressed. Nearly 15 percent of women working in the food service industry report having experienced depression in the last year – nearly triple that of their male counterparts, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. And, depression among food workers is among… Continue Reading Waiting tables a real drag for women

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Light Blue Optics, based in the United Kingdom, has opened a research and development facility in Colorado Springs. The company, which produces holographic laser technology, will employ 12 people initially and has leased office space at 4775 Centennial Blvd.

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