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Springs employers anticipate salary increases in 2013

Employers in Colorado Springs anticipate giving workers a 2.1 percent salary increase next year, according to an annual survey from the Mountain States Employers Council. That’s lower than the state average of 2.5 percent, but projected increases are higher than those predicted for 2010 and 2011. Nearly 500 employers participated in the survey and represented… Continue Reading Springs employers anticipate salary increases in 2013

Workers are stressed, survey finds

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Two out of three people say the stress level at work is high, according to a Right Management survey. According to the survey, 64 percent of workers rate stress as high, while 24 percent say it is medium. A mere 11 percent rated their workplace stress as low. “When asked, employees will usually say their… Continue Reading Workers are stressed, survey finds

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A marijuana proposal aimed at training people who work in medical marijuana businesses faces a test in Colorado’s Republican House. A House committee known for rejecting Democratic proposals planned Wednesday to consider a “responsible medical marijuana vendor” designation. The optional designation would allow pot shops to train employees in state marijuana regulation and how to… Continue Reading Marijuana training proposal faces CO House test

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Workers’ moods are grim, survey says

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Most employees say their job is unrewarding and saps their energy, according to a new survey by a talent and career management service. Only one employee in five considers their job rewarding and gratifying, said the survey by Right Management, a subsidiary of ManpowerGroup. The survey was conducted in December and January and 438 North… Continue Reading Workers’ moods are grim, survey says

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Colorado’s workers are paying a higher share of health insurance premiums than their counterparts in the rest of the nation. The Colorado Division of Insurance released its annual report this week, and reported that while premiums in Colorado mirror increases nationwide, employees shoulder more of the payment than the national average. More Coloradans were also… Continue Reading Colorado workers pay higher share of premiums

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