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Job cuts fell in March

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The number of planned job job cuts in the United States fell for the second consecutive month in March, falling 19.3 percent from February, according to a report by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas. The March figure was the lowest since October 2008, and comes on the heels of a 23 percent decline… Continue Reading Job cuts fell in March

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Colorado can get up to an additional $2.3 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help hospitals treat patients without insurance. Payments will be made to hospitals that serve a disproportionate share of low-income or uninsured patients. In Colorado Springs, both Penrose-St. Francis Health Centers and Memorial Health System are disproportionate share hospitals, but… Continue Reading Springs hospitals could receive stimulus money

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The Small Business Administration will host an online chat at 11 a.m. tomorrow about how small companies can cash in on the economic stimulus legislation. SBA Associate Administrator Eric Zarnikow will host the chat. Participants can go to www.sba.gov and click on the Online Business Chat icon. Questoins can be submitted there. As a result… Continue Reading SBA stimulus chat tomorrow

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Contractors and highway construction companies should mark April 9 on their calendars. That’s when Colorado Department of Transportation officials will give project and bid information about the area’s stimulus-package-funded projects. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Region 2 CDOT offices, 1480 Quail Lake Loop. CDOT will host three other information sessions in… Continue Reading Stimulus project bid information meeting April 9

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Colorado’s share of weatherization stimulus money could mean some jobs for the state. The federal government will give Colorado more than $128 million for the state’s weatherization and energy programs as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet said Colorado will get $79.5 million for the weatherization program… Continue Reading Weatherization money could blow a few jobs into town

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers will receive $1.3 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money will aid 5,240 patients and create at least 40 jobs. The money is being distributed by the Health and Human Services Administration and is part of $155 million in grants set aside for community health centers. “These… Continue Reading Peak Vista stimulus money to create 40 jobs

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