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Automation gives jobs, but also takes them away

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The recession of 2007-08, and the glacially slow, still ongoing recovery since, prompt the question: When will the jobs return? The answer — that many of them won’t — is a painful one for all of us. Job creation had been ebbing for years before the recession and, in the coming years, is likely to… Continue Reading Automation gives jobs, but also takes them away

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  Officials from the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, which helps businesses secure government contracts,  say the organization helped create nearly 14,000 jobs during the last fiscal year. The said PTAC clients received contract awards worth $694 million, creating and retaining 13,878 private sector jobs across Colorado. “Without a doubt, the PTAC is providing an… Continue Reading Colorado PTAC helped create nearly 14,000 jobs last year

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Travel industry leading in job growth

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The travel industry is cruising into economic recovery, creating jobs 16 percent faster than other sectors, the U.S. Travel Association reports. The Bureau of Labor Statistics October report shows unemployment at 7.9 percent and that the economy added 171,000 jobs last month. Of those jobs added, 6,000 were travel jobs. David Huether, senior vice president… Continue Reading Travel industry leading in job growth

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Four out of 10 Americans say they are spending less before the upcoming presidential election out of fear that the outcome will affect their paychecks, according to a new survey by NetCredit. The people most concerned are those nearing retirement, ages 50 to 59, with more than half saying they are spending less in the… Continue Reading Americans worry about jobs, paychecks before Election Day

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CSRBA hiring for three positions

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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance is hiring. The economic development group, formerly the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, is advertising to fill three positions – two of them from long-time employees exiting the group after a merger between the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Corp. The group wants to… Continue Reading CSRBA hiring for three positions

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U.S. employers posted fewer open jobs in July

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U.S. employers posted fewer jobs in July than in June, the latest evidence that hiring is weak. Job openings fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.67 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That’s down from June’s 3.72 million job openings, which was revised lower. The figures follow Friday’s disappointing employment report, which said the economy added… Continue Reading U.S. employers posted fewer open jobs in July

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T-Mobile’s Technical Care Center in Colorado Springs plans to hire up to 80 full-time technical care specialists during the next couple months. The company is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the T-Mobile Call Center at 556 Chapel Hills Drive. Applicants can expect to… Continue Reading T-Mobile Call Center plans to hire 80; open house Wednesday

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Mayor Steve Bach says increasing the number of jobs in the Colorado Springs area by 6,000 a year is a “stretch goal.” “It’s 2 percent,” he said during the monthly Mayor Counsel meeting. “I hardly think that’s laughable.” Bach went on the defensive about his jobs goal at the Wednesday morning meeting, explaining that the… Continue Reading Mayor Bach: Jobs goal is stretch, but possible

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While Mayor Steve Bach won’t talk about his plans for job creation, local economists have ideas of their own. “I’m intrigued by some of the options,” Tom Binnings, partner at Summit Economics, said. “I think the EDC historically has targeted the right industries — the high-tech, high-paying jobs. But maybe there are some ‘sleepers’ we… Continue Reading How to get there: Local economists have ideas for stimulating job growth

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Mayor Steve Bach has set an ambitious goal for himself and the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC — to create 18,000 new jobs during the next three years. Continue Reading Mayor Bach sets aggressive jobs goal, but is it possible?

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