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1 year 10 months ago

Local job market still lags national trend

COLORADO SPRINGS - Even with the national unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8 percent in December, those who are out of work in Southern Colorado face a more challenging job market. In November, the most recent month available, there were 25,765 people unemployed in El Paso County, or roughly...

2 years 9 months ago

Bill seeks protections for job seekers

It's the ultimate Catch 22 for the unemployed; not having a job lowers your credit score, but that lower score also makes you less attractive as a job applicant. Democrats in state legislature want to empower job seekers by creating restrictions on how and when employers can use credit reports...

2 years 9 months ago

Unemployment rate falls after hiring burst

WASHINGTON (AP) - The unemployment rate fell for the fifth straight month after a surge of January hiring, a promising shift in the nation's outlook for job growth. The Labor Department says employers added 243,000 jobs in January, the most in nine months. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent...

3 years 1 month ago

Morning/Noon Anchor

Morning/Noon News Anchor in Beautiful Colorado Springs Market KOAA Television, the Cordillera owned #1 News and NBC affiliate in Colorado Springs/Pueblo, CO has an opening for an early morning anchor/reporter. The successful candidate will join a great #1 team of anchors and news production professionals. We are seeking a...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado job website helping thousands

A Colorado man is helping thousands find jobs one click at a time. Andrew Hudson is no stranger to success. He was press secretary for former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb and one of the minds behind Frontier Airlines' "Talking Animals". While working for the city, Hudson sent out a...

4 years 1 month ago

Job of the Day: Ophthalmology Technician

The US Air Force Academy has two openings for civilian Ophthalmology Technicians. These technicians will provide support to a military ophthalmologist performing eye care, to include eye surgery, for all eligible military beneficiaries. Apply by Thurs., Oct. 21 $34,900 - $45,300 /year MORE INFORMATION

4 years 1 month ago

Job of the Day: Business Support Specialist

Colorado Springs Utilities has an opening for a Business Support Specialist. Job Description: The Business Support Specialist is responsible for providing high level support to the Energy Construction Operations and Maintenance Management Team to include the General Manager, Managers, and Professional Staff. The position works with highly sensitive, confidential...

4 years 2 months ago

Job of the Day: Customer Service Rep

Colorado Springs Utilities has four openings for Customer Account Service Representatives. The starting pay is $13.50 - $20 per hour, depending upon experience. You should have a high school diploma or GED, with six months experience in a call center or other customer-oriented position. You'll receive PERA retirement....

4 years 2 months ago

Job of the Day: Hearings Officer

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has an opening for a Hearings Officer in Colorado Springs. You must have at least three years of experience in criminal or civil justice areas, dispute resolution, or as an adjudicator or practicing attorney. Starting pay is $4700 - $6800 per month,...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado jobless rate up slightly

Labor officials say Colorado experienced its first year over year drop in the number of job seekers since October 2007 with 209,800 people looking for work last month, compared with 211,700 in March 2009, but the jobless rate jumped slightly. Labor officials say the jobless rate in March was...

4 years 7 months ago

Temporary census jobs boost employment

The nation's economy created the largest number of jobs last month since the recession began, bolstered by thousands of temporary census jobs. The unemployment rate remained at 9.7 percent for the third straight month. The Labor Department said employers added 162,000 jobs in March, the most in three years...

4 years 7 months ago

New wind farm planned in eastern Colorado

An Xcel Energy Inc. company has agreed to buy power from a new wind farm in eastern Colorado that will bring up to 200 construction jobs. Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. based in Broomfield announced Wednesday that it will begin construction on Cedar Point Wind farm in Lincoln and Elbert...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado lawmakers reviewing workers' comp

A Senate committee is holding hearings on plans to keep a tighter rein on Colorado's workers' compensation program. The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing legislation Wednesday that would change the makeup of the board of directors, cap the company's surplus and limit surveillance. Lawmakers say the company needs tighter regulation...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado counties see growing demand for aid

As Colorado continues losing jobs, county human services workers are coping with growing caseloads. Food-stamp cases statewide rose from almost 165,000 in November to 173,361 in February, and those on Medicaid rose to about 501,000 from about 487,000 between October and February. Jefferson County caseworkers each are handling about 700...

4 years 8 months ago

Study says renewable energy creating jobs in Colorado

The Senate Local Government and Energy Committee has approved a bill that would require large utility companies to generate nearly one-third of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020. An environmental group says Colorado has already created thousands of jobs with legislation requiring renewable energy, and the legislation approved...

4 years 9 months ago

Continental eliminating 600 call center jobs

Continental Airlines is cutting about 600 jobs in its reservations centers because customers increasingly prefer to book flights online. Continental told employees about the furloughs on Monday. They take effect April 11. The airline says calls to the reservations centers are falling 15 percent per year as customers instead buy...

4 years 9 months ago

Police Communications Technician, CSP, Pueblo

The Colorado State Patrol is seeking a Communications Officer with previous experience in operating radio consoles and computer terminals to receive, record, and transmit police communications. The position is in the Pueblo office. Starting pay: $3346 Month Apply by Mar. 8 Click here to apply

4 years 9 months ago

Democrats focus on job creation

Democrats are hoping to make progress on jobs in the coming weeks. With midterm elections looming, Democrats know Republicans plan to hammer away at the lack of progress on jobs. This past week, President Barack Obama acknowledged there's a lot of ground to make up. Senate Democrats hope a jobs...

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