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5 months 3 days ago

Work continues on Intemann Trail

About 15 volunteers gave up sleeping in on their weekend to help build a trail in Manitou Springs. The Intemann Trail Committee hosted a workday to finish the link between the trail's Manitou Mesa section and the new Iron Mountain open space. Coordinator Kenyon Jordan said the turnout...

1 year 2 months ago

Do you deal with cliques at work?

Many people admit to coping with cliques in the workplace. A new survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Career-Builder found 43% of workers say their office or workplace has cliques. About 11% say they felt intimidated by these cliques, and 46% say their boss is part of one....

1 year 3 months ago

Do you receive paid sick time at work?

Officials in New York City approve a measure to require businesses to provide paid sick leave to their employees. After overriding Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto, the City Counsel passed new legislation to require businesses to offer paid sick leave for their employees. This makes New York City the most...

1 year 3 months ago

Tube to Work Day for Boulder

A day before Colorado marks Bike to Work Day, some commuters in Boulder got their feet wet heading to work by inner tube. The Daily Camera reports 19 people went tubing down Boulder Creek for Tube to Work Day on Tuesday. Many had on business clothes. There were eight participants...

1 year 5 months ago

Good news for summer job seekers

Positive news this morning for those looking for work this summer. According to a Career Builder survey released overnight, 30% of employers plan to hire seasonal help, and 20% of those jobs will pay at least $16 an hour. Most of the jobs will be in the leisure and hospitality...

2 years 6 months ago

Workers suing for OT

More workers are suing employers for overtime they're not being paid to work. In a report by USA Today, we're seeing that more workers nationwide are suing employers under federal and state wage and hour laws. The number of lawsuits filed last year, rose 32 percent. That's compared...

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

Job of the Day: Grant Writer

If you have an interest in research and strong writing skills, check out our Job of the Day. Peak Vista Community Health Centers is hiring a fulltime grant writer. The right candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Business or a related field. The position requires research,...

3 years 1 month ago

Portland puts goats to work

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Residents and businesses in Portland, Ore., are using an effective, chemical-free solution to battle blackberry briars, English ivy and weeds in overgrown city lots. Goats are the scourge of the bramble, and a new denizen in this city's long love affair with agriculture and all...

3 years 2 months ago

Unemployment applications down

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits dipped last week, a sign the job market may be improving slowly. The Labor Department says that applications for unemployment benefits edged down 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 400,000. That's the lowest level in four months. The previous week's...

3 years 3 months ago

Bike to work day

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Thousands of Coloradans are expected to leave their cars at home and ride their bicycles instead. The Daily Camera reports that nearly 4,000 people have signed up for Boulder's bike-to-work day Wednesday. Organizers say thousands more could join in. A record 48 breakfast stations...

3 years 9 months ago

Work at Lake Pueblo will close 2 campgrounds

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Two campgrounds at Lake Pueblo State Park will close starting next month during work to improve the park's drinking water system. The Juniper Breaks Campground and Northern Plains Campground will close Jan. 3 to all users, including hikers and bicyclists, because of safety concerns. ...

4 years 1 month ago

Fixing bikes, hoping to fix lives

Peter Sprunger-Froese's Bike Clinic in Colorado Springs is filled with some of the lost and forgotten parts of bicycles that people thought showed no promise, but Peter brings them back. "To bring life to these bikes, that are what we're trying to do here, says Sprunger-Froese, as he works...

4 years 3 months ago

Pueblo chain gang starts operation

Pueblo County work crews are back for the summer, using labor provided by county jail inmates. Started in 2003, the program was discontinued after Sheriff Kirk Taylor was elected and now reinstated. The goal is trash pick-up and beautification of Pueblo County. Select inmates make up the Chain...

4 years 5 months ago

Bike to work day planned in Pueblo

National Bike to Work Day will be celebrated in Pueblo May 21 with bicyclists commuting to and from work and making breakfast stops around town. Colorado Bike to Work Day is June 23, with additional activities scheduled including a Commuter's Cup Challenge between these two designated Bike to Work dates....

4 years 6 months ago

Working for more than a paycheck

A program unique to Colorado Springs is getting people into jobs, more than 4,000 last year alone. Goodwill of Colorado Springs is one of the first chapters in the country to work with the Department of Human Services to get people using public assistance, like welfare, into jobs. In...

4 years 10 months ago

Johnny Depp can't get used to winning awards

Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp suspects he'll never get used to receiving awards for his acting work. Depp, best known for his Oscar-nominated role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" blockbusters, made the comments Sunday night before receiving a career achievement award at the Bahamas International...

4 years 11 months ago

Failure 101: A class students could use

Disgraced ex-New York Times reporter Jayson Blair talking to college students about ethics? What's next? The former head of Lehman Brothers on financial risk management? Such was the blogosphere's snarky tone last week when Washington & Lee University in Virginia announced Blair would speak Friday at a journalism...

5 years 4 days ago

Work to forge a singe health bill

The closed-door effort to craft a final health care bill for the Senate to consider continues today with a goal of getting a bill to the Senate floor by the last week of the month. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledges that it's a balancing act -- trying to combine...

5 years 4 days ago

Obama to check on Katrina progress

President Barack Obama heads to New Orleans today to check out the continuing recovery from Hurricane Katrina. The president will hold a town hall meeting and stopping by a school in the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward. In a recent radio address marking Katrina's fourth anniversary, Obama said he's determined to...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Students dig in to construction fair

There are jobs to be had in construction thanks to stimulus money. According to the Governor's office, over 3,500 people went back to work last month in Colorado alone. In order to attract younger workers to their ranks, local construction companies and unions Wednesday hosted the Colorado Construction Careers...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Materials Tech - Colorado Springs Utilities

Material Techs work in the warehouse and are responsible for: * Issuing parts and tools to personnel. * Shipping and receiving parts, tools and materials. * Performing inventory cycle counts. * Processing paperwork for receiving/issuing of stock items. * Maintaining adequate supply levels of parts and materials. * Performing...

5 years 1 month ago

Medical Records Technician

Medical Records Technician - Fort Carson Serves as a working leader for a team of medical record technicians at the GS-5 level. Monitors work performed by employees in section to ensure timely and accurate completion of assignments. Determines daily workload priorities and distributes work to employees. Apply by...

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