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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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U.S. stocks rise despite weaker job report

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The stock market shook off a shaky start and moved higher Thursday after a tame inflation reading and another weak jobs report raised expectations that the Federal Reserve may be moving closer to another round of stimulus measures for the U.S. economy.   Applications for unemployment benefits applications rose 6,000 last week, more than economists… Continue Reading U.S. stocks rise despite weaker job report

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  The U.S. economy suddenly looks a lot weaker. U.S. employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate ticked up.   The dismal jobs data will fan fears that the economy is sputtering. It also puts President Barack Obama on the defensive five months before his re-election… Continue Reading As US hiring slows, experts ponder what would help

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The federal government is launching a $26 million challenge to manufacturers to foster innovation and job creation through public-private partnerships. The hope is the challenge will help entice private capital to projects that oculd promote cluster-based development in regions across the United States. The government wants to build on the momentum within the manufacturing sector,… Continue Reading Government launches $26 million innovation challenge

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Brunswick Zone to open Wednesday

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Brunswick Zone XL will open its location near InterQuest Parkway and I-25 Wednesday, April 25. The 50,000-square-foot facility has 36 bowling lanes, a two-story laser tag arena, video game arcade, billiards, large-screen TVs, and a bar and grill. Brunswick has been interviewing and hiring staff for the new location and announced this week that it… Continue Reading Brunswick Zone to open Wednesday

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