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UnitedHealthcare adds 230 jobs in Springs

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UnitedHealthcare adds 230 jobs in Springs

UnitedHealthcare is expanding in Colorado Springs once again, this time thanks to its federal contract to administer the Department of Defense’s Tricare program. About 230 people will be hired as part of the effort, and UnitedHealthcare is creating a new beneficiary and provider service center in the Springs as the primary telephone customer service center… Continue Reading UnitedHealthcare adds 230 jobs in Springs

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Business management systems developer Xledger  has moved its North American headquarters to Colorado Springs. The company cited lifestyle, cost of living, tax rates and natural beauty as deciding factors in its move to the Springs, according to a company press release. Xledger’s first move to the US was to Palo Alto, Calif., but founder Jarle… Continue Reading Xledger moves headquarters to Springs, plans up to 50 jobs

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Construction employment was up, down and steady – depending on the state – in November. Construction employment declined year-over-year in 151 of 337 metropolitan areas. It remained stagnant in 60 and increased in 126 areas, according to a monthly construction employment report from the Association of General Contractors. The association reported that Hurricane Sandy accounted… Continue Reading Construction employment figures show regional gains and losses

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Progressive Insurance is hiring 72 people in Colorado Springs for call center and sales jobs. A company official said Progressive was recruiting new hires here because it considers the local facility as one of its more permanent offices. “We’ve had great success in the Springs,” said Connie Dingeman, recruiting manager. “Our backup IT servers are… Continue Reading Progressive to hire 72 in Springs

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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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