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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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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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