May 1, 2013 5:14 AM
There's a push to hire tens of thousands of veterans.
The chairman of the investment group Blackstone announced the initiative yesterday as part of a partnership with the White House. Blackstone plans to hire 50,000 veterans across its various companies over the next five years.
The chairman also... more »
January 4, 2013 7:22 PM
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... more »
December 12, 2012 5:59 PM
KOAA's busy Marketing Department is searching for a creative and talented motion graphics artist.
Ideal candidate will have professional experience creating motion graphic elements, 3D animation, keying and compositing in After Effects, and logo design. This is not an entry level position and candidate must have motion graphics experience.... more »
May 31, 2012 12:49 AM
She's been unemployed for two years, taking up volunteer work in hopes of finding a job while her husband serves in Afghanistan. She's a face of the Hiring Our Heroes program.
"Why won't someone recognize that I'm capable, I'm qualified, I'm able, and I want to! And give me... more »
February 14, 2012 9:16 PM
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... more »
February 3, 2012 8:55 AM
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... more »
November 9, 2011 2:29 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado officials are taking final action on a teacher rating system that could make it easier to fire teachers who don't meet testing standards. The Board of Education was poised to approve the system Wednesday. The standards create a four-tier grading system for teachers and principals. The... more »
August 25, 2011 1:11 PM
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... more »
August 6, 2011 5:21 PM
CORRY STATION NAVY BASE, Fla. (AP) - A Navy program is helping sailors to get the civilian licenses and certifications they need for outside jobs before they leave the military.
The goal of the free online program is to reduce unemployment among veterans and to ensure years of expensive... more »
February 16, 2011 7:16 PM
El Paso County and Teller County will host a Youth Job Fair on March 15 for those 16 to 21 years old.
There is no charge to attend but pre-registration is recommended.
WHO: Youth between the ages of 16 and 21 who are looking for full-time or part-time... more »
January 29, 2011 4:28 PM
About a dozen employers came to the Doubletree Hotel in Colorado Springs today and all companies have job openings.
The event is hosted by the American Legion of Colorado and it is the first employment fair that the organization has sponsored. The event is free for all veterans.
The... more »
January 23, 2011 10:12 PM
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... more »
January 23, 2011 7:28 PM
We're bringing you the story of Andrew Hudson tonight. The press secretarty for former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb has turned an email listing of jobs into a thriving website aimed at helping Coloradans find jobs. We sit down with Andrew on News First 5 at 5:30 and 10.
CLICK... more »
October 18, 2010 10:07 AM
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
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October 4, 2010 2:57 PM
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... more »
September 20, 2010 7:10 PM
This year's Quality of Life Indicators for the Pikes Peak Region are out, and contributors to the report say the current economic downturn has impacted many factors.
The 120-plus page report, put together by United Way Pikes Peak and Leadership Pikes Peak and many other volunteers, focuses on 10... more »
September 20, 2010 1:47 PM
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.... more »
September 7, 2010 11:55 AM
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,... more »
July 20, 2010 11:57 AM
The government says that airlines' work forces shrank by 2.7 percent in May from a year earlier.
It marks the 23rd straight month in which airline employment has declined.
U.S. airlines have laid off thousands of workers in the last year as the economy sputtered. They're also shifting... more »
June 16, 2010 11:19 AM
Colorado is getting another $500,000 to provide green job training for veterans, according to Sen. Michael Bennet. The money will be distributed through the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment.
"Colorado can lead the country towards a clean energy future, and our veterans can and want to play a... more »
April 28, 2010 1:08 PM
Unemployment rates fell or remained level in three-quarters of the 372 largest metropolitan areas, a sign that the economic recovery is widespread. The Labor Department says the jobless rate dropped in 69 percent of metro areas last month, rose in 24 percent and remained the same in the rest. That's... more »
April 16, 2010 1:05 PM
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... more »
April 14, 2010 10:34 AM
The last sardine cannery in the U.S. packs its last can tomorrow in Prospect Harbor, Maine. Stinson Seafood has succumbed to the same pressures as other canneries: declining demand triggered by changing tastes, a differing business climate, and stiff competition from overseas. Lela Anderson has worked in sardine canneries since... more »
April 3, 2010 10:12 AM
Energy and jobs are on the agenda for Colorado's Democratic senators over the next few days. Sen. Mark Udall planned to visit an electricity plant in Granby on Saturday that uses pellet fuel for energy. Udall also plans to sit down with Granby businesses for a talk about the economy.... more »
April 2, 2010 9:11 AM
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... more »
March 31, 2010 11:18 AM
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... more »
March 31, 2010 9:01 AM
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... more »
March 29, 2010 12:43 PM
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... more »
March 26, 2010 12:00 PM
Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies have arrested 12 people in raids on four Phoenix-area McDonald's restaurants in a stolen identity case.
The restaurants being raided Friday are in Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa. Sheriff Joe Arpaio says more than 50 employees working at the businesses may be using falsified or stolen... more »
March 16, 2010 10:44 AM
The outsourcing firm Sykes Enterprises Inc. has told Sterling-area officials that it plans to cut almost one-third of its jobs in the area by May 8. Tampa, Florida based Sykes told Sterling officials it planned to cut about 100 of its roughly 320 employees in Logan County. Logan County Economic... more »
March 3, 2010 8:51 AM
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... more »
February 22, 2010 11:49 AM
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... more »
February 22, 2010 11:39 AM
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
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February 21, 2010 11:32 AM
The Senate's Republican leader says GOP senators may support a slimmed down jobs bill in a key test vote on Monday. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says Republicans "may well" vote for the bill. It'll take at least one Republican to advance the legislation to a final vote this coming... more »
February 21, 2010 9:45 AM
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... more »
February 20, 2010 9:03 AM
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says promoting Colorado's renewable energy industry is key to generating jobs and easing dependence on foreign oil. But he told an energy jobs summit in Aurora Friday that the U.S. is lagging behind China in its investment in renewables. Chu sought to rally support for... more »
February 19, 2010 1:16 PM
Pikes Peak Community College, at its South Academy campus, seeks an administrative assistant. Minimum qualifications: Two years of general clerical experience which included at least six months of experience working with a budget; experience with data entry, customer service, and experience using Microsoft Office applications or similar applications.
Starting... more »