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.... more »
ATLANTA (AP) - The nation's largest farm lobbying group says if state lawmakers crack down on illegal immigrants, they should also help farmers who need seasonal labor.
Delegates to a convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation gave initial approval Tuesday to a policy offering to work with state... more »
The unemployment rate soared in January in El Paso and Pueblo counties, according to figures released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Labor.
El Paso County has an unemployment rate of 8.9-percent, while Pueblo County's is 9.5-percent.
The figures are not seasonally adjusted, so a spike from December... more »
The nation's top doctors are in Colorado Springs with a message for Olympic athletes and the community; Get vaccinated.
Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and CDC Director Anne Schuchat joined State Health Officer Ned Calonge at the US Olympic Training Center Tuesday to encourage vaccinations ahead of the Winter Olympic... more »
Health officials say winter flu is just starting to show up in the U.S. while swine flu infections continue to wane. Swine flu was widespread in only 14 states last week - mostly in the Northeast. That's down from 25 states the week before and 48 in late October. The... more »
Fort Carson has activated a new hotline staffed by nurses to answer questions about H1N1 swine flu.
The number is staffed seven days a week, 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. TRICARE beneficiaries may speak to a registered nurse about symptoms and treatments for illness.
The hotline number is... more »
Heart patients who catch the flu may have more to worry about than just a fever or the sniffles: the virus could also spark a heart attack, new research shows.
Amid the global outbreak of swine flu, experts say it's crucial that heart patients get vaccinated against both regular... more »
Plan on getting your swine flu shot at work? Don't count on it.
The new vaccine will be rationed initially to groups most at risk of contracting the virus or developing complications - children and young adults, pregnant women, health care workers and the chronically ill. People caring for... more »
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is planning several flu shot clinics this fall, for the seasonal flu vaccine. The H1N1 vaccine will not be available at the clinics.
Clinics will be held at Penrose Community Urgent Care, 3205 North Academy Blvd.; Penrose Hospital, 2222 North Nevada Ave.; and St. Francis... more »