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The economy got what it was looking for in April: A burst of hiring that added a net 290,000 jobs, the biggest monthly total in four years. The improving picture drew so many more people into the labor force in search of employment that the jobless rate rose to 9.9 percent. The hiring last month… Continue Reading Jobs up 290,000; jobless rate rises to 9.9 percent

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Everest could bring more than 500 jobs

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Everest College, a private, higher-education company with campuses nationwide, could employ 500 or more people at the former Intel plant in Colorado Springs. News surfaced Wednesday that the college had leased 70,000 square feet on the Corporate Ridge Office and Technology Center campus. Competition for the education provider’s new online division headquarters was intense. As… Continue Reading Everest could bring more than 500 jobs

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USAA adding 200 jobs

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Armed forces insurance provider USAA said today it will bring 200 jobs to Colorado Springs when it opens a financial services division in April. “Our mission is to facilitate the financial security of our members, the men and women of the U.S. armed forces and their families,” said Jim Salek, vice president and general manager of USAA’s Colorado… Continue Reading USAA adding 200 jobs

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Small businesses need proper tools to create jobs

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The message from President Barack Obama is clear: we must give small businesses the tools they need to create the jobs America needs. Small businesses are the biggest engine for job creation, having created nearly 65 percent of net new jobs over the last 15 years. However, in this tough economic climate, small businesses still… Continue Reading Small businesses need proper tools to create jobs

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PacRim to create 50 jobs in Colorado

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A company that supplies digital marketing and advertising is expanding in Colorado, and expects to bring 50 jobs to Denver and Colorado Springs. The company has not yet decided how the jobs will be divided between the two cities. PacRim Digital Media Group Inc. is headquartered in Hawaii, but has embarked on a 13-state expansion.… Continue Reading PacRim to create 50 jobs in Colorado

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Staying on the job the new norm

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Customer orders are under budget, the boss is impatient and your 401K returns are lousy, but quit your job? Not so quick, say 52 percent of Americans polled by the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trend Project. In the midst of a recession that has taken a heavy toll on many nest eggs, just… Continue Reading Staying on the job the new norm

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Tech job cuts both ways

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Job cuts in the technology sector declined significantly during the second quarter, possibly signaling a turnaround for an industry that has been impacted heavily by the recession.  Planned layoffs announced by employers in the computer, electronics and telecommunications industries totaled 33,891 during the quarter ending June 30, according to global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.  That… Continue Reading Tech job cuts both ways

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People on the Move – May 1, 2009

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Charles Landherr has been named area sales manager for Colorado and Wyoming for Mitsubishi Electric HVAC. He previously worked as a sales engineer at the Joyce Agency. Dr. Robert Edelbrock has been named vice president/campus director for the University of the Rockies. He has more than 20 years of experience, most recently as interim dean… Continue Reading People on the Move – May 1, 2009

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In every recession, there’s a bull market somewhere. In 2009, it’s for security-cleared professionals in the defense, aerospace and homeland security industries, according to ClearanceJobs.com. which has named its top 10 U.S. cities for such positions. Colorado Springs is one of 10 cities named as one of the country’s most active markets for defense-related hiring,… Continue Reading Springs again named to top 10 list for defense jobs

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The Pikes Peak Workforce Center will receive $1.4 million from The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for its Summer Work Experience program. Youths, ages 16 to 24, can gain paid work experience, from May 1 to September 30. “We hope to create 300 work experiences this summer,” said Jeanne Cotter, spokeswoman for PPWFC.… Continue Reading Workforce Center gets stimulus money for youth job program

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