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Motivating and engaging youth in the workforce

When youths lack the basic “soft skills” to engage effectively in the workplace, businesses face a costly and time-consuming training and assimilation process. In 2010 the Southern Colorado Business Partnership hosted a summit for area business leaders, to better understand critical issues that impede business growth. While many topics were discussed, the one that resonated… Continue Reading Motivating and engaging youth in the workforce

It’s a new year, and time for new thinking and taking new approaches to the way you hire while attracting a diverse workforce [that includes people with disabilities]. A number of resources are available that can aid you in doing just that, and some, such as customized employment, are provided at no cost to businesses.… Continue Reading Let’s consider accessing the untapped workforce

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Pikes Peak Community College has created a new position to oversee its manufacturing and technical programs. The position aims to connect local manufacturing workforce needs with the college’s growing manufacturing programs. The associate dean for manufacturing, industry and technical studies is a position that has been tops on PPCC President Lance Bolton’s list since he… Continue Reading PPCC creates dean of manufacturing position

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The finance industry is where the job action is – three-quarters of organizations in the sector say they were hiring last year. Half of those companies reported having troubling filling jobs, according to a Society for Human Resource Management poll. The industry-specific SHRM poll findings show that 74 percent of organizations in the finance industry… Continue Reading Finance industry having trouble filling jobs, survey says

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A Colorado Springs middle school and a university professor are experimenting with a physics program that could revolutionize the region’s future workforce. Continue Reading UCCS, school districts, manufacturers teaming to develop workforce

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Nurses, computers scientists and retail sales people are in demand in Colorado. Those are the top three occupations with the most job listings, according to the Colorado Department of Labor. In Colorado, hospital employment has grown every year for the past 19 years with the most sought employees being registered nurses. And, there does not… Continue Reading Job openings are in health care, computers and retail

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