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Construction work a little safer last year

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Construction workers across the nation worked more but were injured less often last year. The non-fatal injuries and illnesses case rate decreased from 6.3 cases per 100 workers during 2005 to 5.9 percent last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Construction injuries and illnesses totaled 412,900… Continue Reading Construction work a little safer last year

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Young professionals in Colorado Springs don’t have a very bright outlook about the future of their careers here. Results from a joint survey [800Kb pdf] between The Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. and the Colorado Springs Young Professionals show young up-and-comers believe there’s a lack of professional career opportunities in Colorado Springs. Even though 58… Continue Reading Young professionals all dressed up with no where to go

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Be careful how you smile around the office – it says a lot about your professionalism. Raise your eyebrows with a smile and your flirting. Curl up the edges of your mouth while your brow is furled and could be perceived as condescending. That’s what Patti Wood, self-proclaimed body language expert and author of Success… Continue Reading Is your smile sending the wrong message?

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No work, all play on Cyber Monday

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Shhh. Don’t let your boss know it’s Cyber Monday – the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday that Americans go to work and do their holiday shopping online. Even though the management might frown on it, more and more people appear to be using the day to shop while on the company dime. This year, 68.5… Continue Reading No work, all play on Cyber Monday

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Pay gap between black, white families widens

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The income gap between black and white families has grown as pay for black men has decreased while pay for white women has increased, according to results of three studies released today. The studies are part of the Economic Mobility Project and compared racial pay differences as well as whether children are typically make more… Continue Reading Pay gap between black, white families widens

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Holiday hiring surge weak

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The holiday season usually means employment, even if only temporary, for a lot of American job seekers, but not as many are finding work this year. October typically marks the beginning of the holiday hiring surge, but less than 72,000 seasonal job seekers found new jobs during October – a rate that’s shaping up to… Continue Reading Holiday hiring surge weak

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Take a Turkey to Work day this Friday

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Take a Turkey to Work day on Nov. 16 is part of Care and Share Food Bank’s campaign to collect enough food to feed 6,000 families this Thanksgiving. Turkeys “brought to work” can be dropped off between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. at three Wal-Mart locations, the 8th Street store at 707 South 8th St.,… Continue Reading Take a Turkey to Work day this Friday

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Does inner CEO have answers?

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Mounting mortgage despair? Looming legal issues? Reporting revenue declines? What’s an executive to do during these troubled times? Tap into your inner CEO. That’s what CEO consultant to the corporate stars Alan Cox says. He’s authored a new book, “Your Inner CEO,” in which he coaches CEO types on how to deal with difficult questions… Continue Reading Does inner CEO have answers?

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State, IRS partner to curb employment tax fraud

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The Internal Revenue Service and more than two dozen state workforce agencies have agreed to share employment tax examinations results. The agreements, part of the Questionable Employment Tax Practice initiative, will provide a centralized, uniform means for the IRS and state employment officials to ensure that businesses comply with federal and state tax requirements. “Combining… Continue Reading State, IRS partner to curb employment tax fraud

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CEO shopping tips

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CEO-to-CEO gift giving, a $17 billion industry, can be tricky business; here’s what one gift-giving consultant has to say about the matter. “Gift giving is an important element of an executive’s skill set, particularly on a CEO-to-CEO basis, but most business leaders don’t have the time to learn the intricacies of high-level corporate gift giving… Continue Reading CEO shopping tips

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