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Many southern Colorado businesses are hiring ahead of tourist rush

Posted at 4:21 AM, Jun 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-07 08:33:24-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — If you are looking for a summer job in Southern Colorado, there are several local businesses hiring.

I spoke with businesses in Manitou Springs, like the Sahara Café. The business tells me it had to close its doors a few days a week because it did not have the staff necessary to remain open.

For the first time in three years, Sahara Café is fully staffed however, the business could still use extra help.

They are not alone. Several businesses in Manitou Springs told me they are hiring for the busy tourist season. They say the summer season keeps them busy with tourists and they could use all hands on deck.

“We are so busy right now with tourists coming through. We are seeing a lot more people and we need all the help we can get," said Molly Watkins, a manager at Red Dog Coffee.

It is not just Manitou Springs that has a lot of job openings. There are several openings throughout Southern Colorado.

A list of job fairs from the Pikes Peak Workforce Center can be seen here.
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