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3 months 1 week ago

Stop! fire truck backing up

PUEBLO - At Station 6 on Pueblo's east side, firefighters have an unusual routine for parking their truck. When they approach the station from the west, they turn on the emergency lights and pull head-on into oncoming traffic on 4th Street before backing the engine into its bay. Believe...

1 year 1 month ago

Good news in the U.S. for manufacturing

Americans may be happy to know manufacturing jobs could expand in the near future. According to the Boston Consulting Group, the U.S. is quickly becoming one of the lowest cost countries for manufacturing. The U.S. is attractive because of lower costs for labor, natural gas, and electricity. By 2020,...

1 year 3 months ago

March on Washington planned for today

Demonstrators plan to march on Washington, D.C. today to protest immigration reform. The Conservative Black American Leadership Alliance organized the rally. They are urging Congress to pass legislation that protects millions of Americans who do not have jobs or are struggling to find jobs that support their families.

1 year 4 months ago

City Council weighs recreational pot vote

COLORADO SPRINGS - Medical marijuana stores have been selling cannabis in Colorado Springs for about four years. Like other businesses in town, they pay taxes and licensing fees. This summer, City Council will decide whether to expand the local industry to include recreational marijuana businesses. Advocates like Bob Wiley...

1 year 5 months ago

Debate grows over renewable energy bill

CALHAN - A strong effort is underway to sway governor John Hickenlooper into either signing or vetoing a new renewable energy bill. Senate Bill 13-252 mandates rural electric cooperatives produce at least 20 percent of their electricity from solar, wind and other renewable sources by the year 2020. Previous...

1 year 7 months ago

Unemployment rate high in Pueblo

As of December, national unemployment was at 7.7%. Colorado's is roughly the same at 7.6%. But Pueblo's is much higher at 11.3%. "Clearly the numbers are higher than we would like," said Jack Rink, PEDCO President and CEO. But change is ahead. "We obviously would like to...

1 year 9 months ago

City fracking ban unlikely

COLORADO SPRINGS - Energy companies may soon be drilling for oil and natural gas near Colorado Springs neighborhoods. City Council held a work session Tuesday hear from members of the state oil and gas commission about new environmental restrictions on drilling. Oil companies have expressed interest in drilling wells...

1 year 9 months ago

Atmel Lays Off 160 Employees

More than 100 Atmel employees are out of a job as of Tuesday. It's just the latest blow for Atmel workers, who saw a similar cut back less than a month ago. In total, the manufacturing plant has laid off 200 employees in December and January. "You know it's...

1 year 9 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 3 months ago

Weak hiring for 3rd month in a row

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring that shows the economy is struggling. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent. The economy has added just 75,000 jobs a month in the April-June quarter. That's...

2 years 4 months ago

Walmart hiring for new store in Springs

Walmart is hiring approximately 80 associates to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open in August in Colorado Springs at 655 north Murray Blvd. The retailer has opened a temporary hiring center at the Walmart Supercenter located at 1575 Space Center Drive in Colorado Springs. ...

2 years 4 months ago

Just short of a PhD and jobless

We continue to profile the Hiring Our Heroes program in the Pikes Peak region. Last night we focused on a military spouse who has been without a job for two years, trying to support her family while her husband serves in Afghanistan. Tonight we followed her at the Hiring Our...

2 years 6 months ago

Rocla to bring 100 jobs to Pueblo

Around one hundred permanent, full-time jobs are coming to Pueblo. That was the announcement Monday afternoon, and those with PEDCO, the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation, say this is something we've really needed for awhile. It's called Rocla, and it's bringing one hundred jobs to build concrete railroad ties....

2 years 6 months ago

Mixed signals for local economy

Tuesday was the kind of morning that can make students think about skipping class; cold, with snow falling. But, for students worried about facing the job market ahead, they're doing what it takes to get hired. "I'm doing everything I can to make myself more noticeable," says Caroline Flores;...

2 years 6 months ago

Pueblo Goodwill to hire dozens

After several years without one, Pueblo will soon have a Goodwill store once again. Goodwill has been renamed Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado, and will soon open a new retail store on Dillon Drive near the Pueblo Mall. "Goodwill plans to hire at least 30-40 local...

2 years 6 months ago

Colorado unemployment rate unchanged

Colorado's jobless rate stayed the same from January to February. It stands at 7.8 percent. The national unemployment rate for February was 8.3 percent. Employers in Colorado added 4,700 non-farm jobs from January to February. The largest job gains were in education, health services, trade, transportation and utilities....

2 years 7 months ago

Colorado unemployment rate drops

The jobless rate in Colorado dropped in January slightly to 7.8 percent. Employers in Colorado added 19,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,284,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 22,500 and government decreased 3,000. The...

2 years 8 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...

2 years 9 months ago

Home Depot announces job openings

While thousands of seasonal workers just got laid off after the holidays, Home Depot says it is hiring more than 70,000 season positions for Spring. The world's largest home improvement retailer has already begun recruiting. Last year, about half of the company's seasonal hires stayed on in permanent positions....

2 years 11 months ago

Congress easily OKs bill for vets, contractors

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has overwhelmingly approved a bill helping government contractors and unemployed veterans, finally giving President Barack Obama the chance to sign the first, tiny shred of his $447 billion jobs bill into law. The House consented to the popular legislation Wednesday 422-0 as Democrats and Republicans...

2 years 11 months ago

Teachers jobs on the line in District 49

We just spoke with D-49 School Board member Tammy Herald. She tells us between the defeat of Proposition 103 and failed mill levy and bond ballot issues, the district will be cutting around $4,000,000 for the upcoming year. She says while the board will look at all options, the chances...

2 years 11 months ago

GOP rivals focus on flat taxes, smaller government

WASHINGTON (AP) - On jobs and taxes, the top Republican presidential candidates are locked in a fierce game of one-upmanship. They're trying to outdo each other in offering the boldest economic plan for the campaign to unseat President Barack Obama next November. Despite some notable differences, their blueprints all are...

2 years 11 months ago

Unemployment numbers down

Here's some good news on the job front. In both Pueblo and El Paso County the most recent unemployment numbers are down. The State Labor Department just released September's numbers. In El Paso County, unemployment dropped to 8.6% from 9.3% in August. In Pueblo County, it's down to 9.4% from...

3 years 6 days ago

Perry: Domestic energy production linked to jobs

0WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says his plan to expand domestic energy production could bring the United States more than a million new jobs. Perry, the Texas governor, released an energy proposal Friday that would open up federal lands, including Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,...

3 years 1 week ago

Job seekers searching for optimism too

Of the last three years, Leon Carpenter has spent about half of it on the hunt for work. "Warehousing, landscaping; pretty much anything I can find in this environment," says Carpenter. "Seasonal work, you know? Winter comes around, it goes away," As someone who has periodically looked for work...

3 years 1 month ago

US Chamber spells out its own job agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is issuing an open letter to Congress and the White House calling for measures designed to increase employment, including greater oil drilling, quick road and bridge construction and temporary corporate tax breaks. The chamber estimates its proposals could encourage corporations to...

3 years 1 month ago

Congressman plans to boycott Obama speech

PALATINE, Ill. (AP) - An outspoken Republican congressman from Illinois is defending his decision to boycott President Barack Obama's jobs speech next week. U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh said Saturday that Obama is abusing his power as president by calling a joint session of Congress for the address. Walsh said at...

3 years 1 month ago

Stocks falling in wait for jobs report

U.S. stock futures are falling as anxious traders await a key report on hiring and employment in August. The Labor Department reports at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on the number of jobs created in August. Economists surveyed by FactSet expect that the economy added 93,000 jobs, not enough to reduce...

3 years 1 month ago

White House aims to speed up job-creating projects

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants to hit the accelerator on job-creating infrastructure projects. The White House says Obama has directed the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Interior, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development to identify up to three high-priority projects that will create jobs and that already have...

3 years 2 months ago

GOP goes on the attack over Obama economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are using their weekly address to criticize President Barack Obama on the economy, particularly government regulations. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania says the regulations are overly burdensome and therefore discouraging businesses from expanding and hiring. He says "Clearly, the policies of this administration are not...

3 years 2 months ago

Unemployment report due Friday morning

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid worry about the U.S. economic slowdown,the government issues the monthly unemployment report Friday morning. Economists look for it to show that employers added 90,000 jobs. The unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 9.2 percent. That would be an improvement over June, when the economy...

3 years 3 months ago

Unemployment benefits increase

More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layoffs are rising and the job market is weak. The Labor Department says applications for unemployment benefits rose by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 418,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dipped to 421,250. Applications have topped...

3 years 3 months ago

Slow job growth worrying many

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says only 18,000 jobs were created in the month of June. For some economists they say that's troubling because in order to work our way of the current recession we need to be adding 250,000 jobs each month. The unemployment rate is now up...

3 years 3 months ago

NASA will lose 7,000 jobs

With the end of NASA's space shuttle program this month, some 7,000 space jobs in Florida, and the end of many jobs in the communities near the Space Coast. The highly-skilled space workers will have to compete in a labor market where more than one in 10 in America...

3 years 4 months ago

State unemployment rate falls

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's unemployment rate continues to fall as employers in Colorado added 4,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May. The largest over the month private sector job gains in May were in construction and trade, transportation and utilities. According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment...

3 years 5 months ago

Jobs are underway

If you are hunting for a job in Colorado Springs, you are in luck. A veteran company, Entegris, is creating a new facility, and along with it, one hundred new jobs will be created. The Economic Development Corporation made the announcement this morning at the Antlers Hilton Hotel in...

3 years 5 months ago

More jobs advertised in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies in March advertised the most jobs since the peak of the 2008 financial crisis, a sign that hiring is likely to remain healthy in the months ahead. The Labor Department says job openings rose by 99,000 to 3.1 million in March. That's the highest level...

3 years 5 months ago

Hiring up, so is stock market

NEW YORK (AP) - The biggest corporate hiring spree in five years is reversing a weeklong slide in the stock market. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy added 244,000 jobs overall last month, well above the 185,000 jobs that economists had predicted. Private employers added the most new...

3 years 5 months ago

Update: District 49 to cut nearly 150 jobs

Wednesday proved to be a tough night for everyone involved in Falcon School District 49. The school board voted to eliminate nearly 150 jobs district wide. As part of financial shortfalls, the district had to cut about $11,000,000 from its 2011-2012 operating budget. The biggest cuts come in the form...

3 years 6 months ago

Colorado courts GE for solar panel plant

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers are trying to convince General Electric to bring the nation's largest solar panel manufacturing plant to the state. General Electric acquired the Arvada-based solar manufacturer PrimeStar Solar last week. Since then, GE has said Colorado is being considered for the site of its new...

3 years 6 months ago

Western Slope job outlook poor

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Despite new job orders in energy and construction, Colorado's Western Slope is coping with near-record jobless rates. Grand Junction's unemployment rate has tripled in the past two years and stands at above 11 percent. Mesa County reports that several hundred people apply for...

3 years 6 months ago

Governor wants some to reapply for their jobs

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's governor is asking senior managers in state government to reapply for their jobs. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has told 96 people in the state's "senior executive service" to reapply for their jobs. The Denver Post first reported the move Tuesday. The senior managers work in...

3 years 7 months ago

Local jobless rate jumps

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado unemployment rate hit 9.1 percent in January, topping the U.S. rate of 9 percent. That's up from 8.9 percent in Colorado a year earlier. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Thursday that almost 2.43 million Coloradans have jobs, down about 1 percent...

3 years 7 months ago

Job fair for military happens tomorrow

The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2011 Military Family Career Fair tomorrow. This is a job fair for active duty, Reserve, Guard and Veterans, plus retired military. Those working to find jobs should bring 20 copies of their resume and business cards. Business dress is suggested....

3 years 8 months ago

New company comes to Pueblo

The Pueblo Economic Development Corporation, or PEDCO, announced today a new company will build a plant in Pueblo and will employ about thirty people. FRE Composites designs and builds fiberglass products and has been in business since 1958 in Canada. The plant in Pueblo will be the company's center...

3 years 8 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...

3 years 9 months ago

Governor wraps up economic tour

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is winding up his statewide tour to get help from local counties putting together an economic plan. Hickenlooper has meetings Monday in Limon and Loveland after stops on the Western Slope and southern Colorado. The new governor is meeting with business leaders,...

3 years 9 months ago

Positive job numbers, negative outlook

December numbers from the Labor Department show improvement in the job market, but for those on the front lines -- trying to find work -- things aren't looking so positive. "People come and go all day long," says Byron Gunn, who's unemployed and spending his days at the Pikes...

3 years 9 months ago

New year, new job

For college grads and the unemployed getting a job is priority number one. So what can you do to try and land a position? University of Colorado, Colorado Springs senior, and business major Becky Morey, currently works as a student assistant in the business college. She knows it won't...

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