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As bad as the job market is for unemployed professionals in El Paso County, the situation is even worse for military veterans looking to enter the workforce. El Paso County is home to nearly 80,000 veterans, and last year 15,277 of them, or 19 percent, registered with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center for help finding… Continue Reading Veterans lining up to battle for jobs after military life

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The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is sponsoring a new program that provides up to $15,000 for local companies to train employees in issues related to energy efficiency. The program is offered through a partnership between the PPWFC and the State Energy Sector Partnership. The organizations hope to encourage local companies across a wide range of… Continue Reading Workforce Center offering grants of $15,000 for green training

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Grants offered to avoid layoffs

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Employers in El Paso and Teller counties facing possible layoffs can now take advantage of a new grant program offered through the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. The Incumbent Workers program provides grants for training so that companies can help their employees learn new skills or upgrade existing skills to ensure business competitiveness. Grant funds are… Continue Reading Grants offered to avoid layoffs

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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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Counselors from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will be at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center today and tomorrow to address questions people might have about unemployment insurance accounts. Counselors will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help people sort out answers to the unemployment insurance process and specific claims. The… Continue Reading Counselors answer unemployment insurance questions

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Counselors offer unemployment advice

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Counselors from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will be at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center today and tomorrow to address questions people might have about unemployment insurance accounts. Counselors will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help people sort out answers to the unemployment insurance process and specific claims. The… Continue Reading Counselors offer unemployment advice

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Hire Colorado seeks employers

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The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is looking for employers who can participate in Hire Colorado. This program subsidizes wages or the cost of training for companies in El Paso and Teller counties that pay wages on Internal Revenue Service form W-2. The center is seeking companies for the following positions: construction, management and administrative. Companies… Continue Reading Hire Colorado seeks employers

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Unemployment numbers are leveling off after rising to 10 percent nationwide, but area business organizations are still focusing on job recruitment and retention. Local workforce centers and a new program proposed by Gov. Bill Ritter’s office seek to alleviate the pressure from losing a job and searching to find a new one. These days, the… Continue Reading Workforce Center handles quite a heavy work load

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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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