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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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Despite the weak job market, two thirds of about 100 U.S. companies say they can’t fill key positions, according to Right Management, a recruitment service for Manpower Group. Seventy percent of organizations reported they found it hard to recruit for certain jobs, while 25 percent said it was somewhat difficult. “The latest findings are consistent… Continue Reading Companies report difficulty filling jobs

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Centura launches new job recruitment site

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Centura Health unveiled a new jobs and careers site to enhance the systems’ recruitment efforts. Centura, which is the parent organization for Penrose-St. Francis Health Center, revamped its Web site to streamline the way job applicants search for hundreds of employment opportunities, while keeping tabs on the latest openings across the Centura Health network.  … Continue Reading Centura launches new job recruitment site

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U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than April, a hopeful sign after three months of weak hiring. Job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.6 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That’s up from 3.4 million in April. It’s also the second-highest level in nearly four years, just behind March’s 3.7 million.   Still,… Continue Reading U.S. job openings rose in May, good sign for hiring

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The U.S. travel industry has created jobs 26 percent faster than the rest of the economy, one travel industry economist said. The Labor Department reported recently that the economy added 80,000 new jobs in June, slightly up from the 77,000 it reported in May. And, unemployment has remained at 8.2 percent for a second consecutive… Continue Reading U.S. travel industry adding jobs faster than other sectors

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  U.S. employers in April posted the fewest job openings in five months, suggesting hiring will remain sluggish in the months ahead.   The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.4 million in April, down from 3.7 million in March. The March figure was the highest in nearly four… Continue Reading U.S. employers post fewest job openings in 5 months

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Bal Seal Engineering Inc. broke ground Thursday on a 155,000 square-foot manufacturing plant that promises 200 jobs in the next two years. Local and state government officials, local business leaders, small business owners and Bal Seal employees celebrated at the 18-acre site, off InterQuest Parkway and Federal Drive in northern Colorado Springs. The project was… Continue Reading Bal Seal on its way to a new manufacturing plant, and 200 hires

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