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1 year 3 weeks ago

Proposed Defense Cuts Could Raise Tricare Fees

The proposed 2015 budget from the Pentagon of $47.4 billion could mean major changes to the Defense Department's healthcare program, Tricare. DoD said Tricare rates would likely increase, as well as the cost of other healthcare benefits. This would impact a large portion of Southern Colorado's population, made up of...

2 years 2 months ago

City council wants a raise

COLORADO SPRINGS - Members of the Colorado City Council may ask voters next April for a substantial raise. News 5 obtained a copy of a draft ballot issued that would amend the City Charter to increase the pay of council members by the equivalent of 44 percent of the mayor's...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Co lawmakers pay could be in trouble

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers would have to forgo their pay and benefits if they don't agree on a budget on time under a proposal that gets its first hearing in the state Senate. Democratic Senate President Brandon Shaffer, the bill sponsor, says the idea is a popular one with...

3 years 1 month ago

Florida veteran: "I'm not dead!"

A Florida war veteran is in the middle of a new battle. This one is with the federal government to prove that he is alive. In fact, he's now been declared dead by the government, four separate times. Jerry Miller says he keeps getting letters that say he has...

3 years 5 months ago

Lawmakers willing to change military benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's promise of lifetime health care for the military's men and women is suddenly a little less sacrosanct as Congress looks for ways to slash trillion-dollar-plus deficits. Republicans and Democrats are signaling a willingness to make military retirees pay more for coverage. It's a reflection...

3 years 7 months ago

Unemployment could be decreasing

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level since early April, a sign the job market may be healing after a recent slump. The Labor Department says weekly applications fell 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 398,000. That's the first time applications have...

3 years 8 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 9 months ago

Unemployment Benefits

DENVER (AP) - Legislative economists say a Colorado fund that pays out unemployment benefits should be solvent again in the coming fiscal year. Heavy job losses during the recession pushed the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund into insolvency, and the state started borrowing federal money in 2010 to keep paying...

3 years 11 months ago

Has food assistance program improved?

It appears some people are still waiting a long time to get food assistance benefits in Pueblo County. In November 2010, News First 5 talked to several people who waited a month or longer to receive benefits. Six months have passed by and News First 5 wanted to know if...

4 years 2 weeks ago

CU weighs extending staff tuition benefits

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado is looking at ways it can increase the tuition benefits it makes available to its faculty and staff so the school can compete with what other colleges provide. The university is considering extending the tuition wavier to the dependents or children...

4 years 7 months ago

House to consider Jobs Bill

House Democrats are convening an emergency session to pass a bill aimed at saving hundreds of thousands of teachers and other public workers from unemployment. The one-day session Tuesday also may address another issue that will be on voters' minds this November - lax border security - with passage...

4 years 7 months ago

Nevada slashes state employee benefits, costs

A state panel has voted to slash benefits for tens of thousands of Nevada public employees, retirees and their dependents, including eliminating some benefits and drastically reducing others. The Public Employees' Benefit Program Board on Thursday cut nearly $81 million in subsidized services for 70,000 participants. That's about two-thirds...

4 years 9 months ago

Study: Exercise benefits cancer patients

Exercise can benefit some cancer patients during their treatment. Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit created a customized exercise program -- according to a patient's weight, overall health and type of cancer treatment. Those on the exercise regime said their quality of life improved and that they felt...

4 years 10 months ago

Job of the Day: Fork lift operator

The Defense Logistics Agency is seeking a forklift operator in Colorado Springs. This is a government with federal benefits. Starting pay: $15 - $18 /hr. Deadline to apply is May 27 Click here for job details and to apply.

4 years 10 months ago

Lawmakers agree to extend unemployment benefits

Lawmakers have agreed on legislation to extend expanded unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed through the end of the year. Laid off workers would also continue to get subsidies to buy health insurance through the COBRA program. House and Senate leaders announced the deal Thursday morning on a bill...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Senate rejects summer jobs program

As the Senate prepares to vote on extending unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless, it has rejected a summer jobs program for youth. Republicans were unanimously opposed to the $1.3 billion program and several Democrats joined them. Next on today's agenda: a procedural vote on the jobless bill....

5 years 1 month ago

IT Professional - Dept. of Corrections

The Colorado Department of Corrections is looking for an IT Professional at their headquarters in Colorado Springs. This is a state job with benefits and retirement. Starting pay, depending upon experience, is $4,530 - $6,535 per month. Apply by Feb. 16 Click here to apply

5 years 3 months ago

Human Resources Technician

The Colorado Department of Corrections has an opening in its Human Resources department at its Colorado Springs headquarters. This is a state job with benefits and retirement. This person will beresponsible for providing technical support to Employment Services Unit in all areas of the employment process within the Colorado...

5 years 4 months ago

New weekly jobless benefit claims: 505,000

The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment insurance was unchanged last week, while those continuing to claim benefits dipped. The Labor Department says first-time claims for jobless benefits were a seasonally adjusted 505,000, the same as the previous week's revised figure and matching analysts' expectations. The four-week average, which...

5 years 4 months ago

Jobless benefits could end for many in January

The expiration of an emergency measure at the end of the year means more than 1 million people will lose jobless benefits in January unless Congress does something soon. The recent passage of extended benefits in Washington didn't address an underlying problem: The emergency unemployment compensation program, including all 73...

5 years 4 months ago

Medical Records Technician - Fort Carson

Codes disease and injury diagnoses, acuity of care, and procedures in a wide range of ambulatory settings and specialties including special DOD codes. Apply before November 9th. Click here to apply Starting pay range: $38,100 - $49,500

5 years 5 months ago

Telecommunications Specialist - Schriever AFB

Responsible to implement, and oversee training/certification requirements for GINIC Watch Officers. Develop and maintain a Master Scenario Event Lists (MSEL) database of realistic scenarios to be used during training/certification and other events. This database will be reviewed and updated to reflect changes in the BMD COMNET architecture as needed. ...

5 years 5 months ago

Colorado Lottery IT - Pueblo

Responsible for managing the daily activities of the Programming and Technical Development section. Specific duties include allocating /managing human and fiscal resources among the section in support of the Lottery's business goals and objectives. Develops operational plans which provide for the implementation of computer applications and IT projects and programs....

5 years 5 months ago

Clinical Behavioral Specialist - Pueblo

The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo has an opening for a Clinical Behavioral Specialist. This person will provide evidenced-based individual and group psychotherapy to older, medically compromised patients with concomitant Axis I and Axis II disorders to include Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder,...

5 years 5 months ago

IT Specialist - Fort Carson

Performs work as System Administrator/Technical Analyst. Applies system administration procedures; performance monitoring; and analytical methods to verify security, operability and functionality for systems. Performs recurring assignments that minimize business operation by delivery of technical customer services. Identifies, responds to and resolves customer requests. Conducts training for technical...

5 years 5 months ago

Construction Representative - Fort Carson

You will be responsible for surveillance, controlling, and monitoring the construction program for major military projects to include barracks complexes, family housing, hospitals, warehouse complex, hangars, missile, testing and utility systems, airfield paving and lighting, and adjunct facilities such as utilities, streets roads, drainage, landscaping. You will be responsible...

5 years 5 months ago

Data Specialist - Pikes Peak Community College

This position provides administrative clerical support to the Director of Military Programs and Office Manager for Military Programs at Pikes Peak Community College. This position utilizes Excel and Access to create spreadsheets, tables and formulas to reconcile uploaded and downloaded student and course information from the Army's File Transfer Protocol...

5 years 5 months ago

Correctional Youth Security Officer - Colorado Springs

The employee will perform correctional security work with youth in a locked residential treatment or detention/treatment facility. Specific duties include implementing Division of Youth Corrections policies and facility-specific procedures to provide client supervision and facility security, ensuring the safety and well being of clients and staff, while using a...

5 years 6 months ago

House votes to extend jobless benefits

The House has voted to provide another 13 weeks of unemployment benefits to workers in those states hardest hit by the prolonged economic downturn. The Washington Democrat who sponsored the bill, Rep. Jim McDermott, says it could help more than 300,000 jobless workers expected to lose their unemployment compensation by...

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