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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...

2 years 11 months ago

Mesa County commissioners reject savings bonuses

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Mesa County commissioners are rejecting bonuses for county employees who find savings. Commissioners say the workers should already be doing that as part of their job. According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, a county employee compensation committee recommended that the county split 50-50 any...

3 years 7 months 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 1 week ago

Hickenlooper: tap PERA for business loans

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper says the state could tap part of the $33 billion state retirement fund for loans to small businesses. Hickenlooper told workers at a prescription data center on Tuesday the state should use its assets for loans. He says the state could raise $100...

4 years 2 months ago

PERA solvency review due today

Colorado lawmakers are getting an update on the health of the state employee retirement plan. The legislature cut benefits this year to keep the plan from going broke. Under the new law retirees got no cost of living increase this year instead of the normal 3.5 percent increase. ...

4 years 2 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 2 months ago

7 shot, 3 dead at Connecticut beer distributor

Seven people were shot at a beer distribution company in Manchester, Conn., early Tuesday morning, police told NBC station WVIT. Police confirmed that the alleged shooter is dead. The incident happened at Hartford Distributors, about 10 miles east of Hartford, police said. Officials said people are "down,"...

4 years 2 months ago

Boulder lands new wind company

A German-based renewable energy company is moving its U.S. wind-energy headquarters from Cleveland to Boulder in September. The company, juwi, already has its U.S. solar headquarters in Boulder. The move of its wind-energy headquarters is expected to bring 20 jobs to Boulder. Company officials say that the location...

4 years 3 months ago

Vestas looking to hire 182 workers in Pueblo

Vestas is looking to hire 182 more workers in Pueblo. This information was announced Tuesday, during a media tour at the wind turbine manufacturing plant, located south of Pueblo. The company is looking for people who are who are skilled in plasma cutting, welding and painting according to Tony Knopp...

4 years 5 months ago

Aspen expanding ski helmet policy

Aspen Skiing Co. is expanding who must wear helmets on its mountains. Starting next season, its roughly 500 salaried employees must wear helmets while working on the slopes, and helmets will be required for ski school students ages 17 and younger, not just 13 and younger. Terrain park...

4 years 5 months ago

Workers asked to return bonuses after 16 years

About 180 county employees in suburban Atlanta are being asked to return thousands of dollars the county says they were overpaid 16 years ago. Gwinnett County's chief financial officer, Aaron Bovos, calls it a project to "clean up receivables and to eliminate outstanding obligations." The county is seeking...

4 years 7 months ago

City of Pueblo faces hardships in 2010

The City of Pueblo is dealing with money woes, that could impact services. January's sales tax revenues fell -1.1% from the same time a year ago. "Housing starts are down, commercial construction is down, that's the lion's share of that use tax money that comes in," said Jerry Pacheco, City...

4 years 7 months ago

Vail Resorts moves jobs to Front Range

Vail Resorts is moving some jobs to the Front Range at the end of the ski season. The company announced it will move about 100 accounting and purchasing positions from Summit County to their corporate headquarters near Boulder. Vail Resorts owns the Keystone and Breckenridge ski areas. The...

4 years 8 months ago

AIG to pay out $100 million in bonuses

Reports say American International Group Inc. is about to pay about $100 million in a fresh round of bonuses to employees of its financial products division. That's the unit whose risky bets helped sink the company leading to a $180 billion government bailout. The New York Times reports although...

4 years 9 months ago

DMV offices closed Thursday & Friday

DMV offices will be closed throughout the state this Thursday and Friday. Friday because it's New Year's Day. The Thursday closure is the last unpaid furlough day for state employees this year. If you live in El Paso County, remember that the office in Chapel Hills Mall has closed...

4 years 11 months ago

AOL to lay off a third of staff

AOL said it plans to cut about a third of its work force once it is spun off from the media conglomerate Time Warner Inc. That would amount to nearly 2,300 of the roughly 6,900 workers at the struggling Internet company. AOL said in a securities filing Thursday...

5 years 1 month ago

Pueblo steelworkers approve new contract

Unionized steelworkers have approved a five-year contract with Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel in Pueblo. Two United Steelworkers locals accepted the contract in Sunday voting. Mike Rodriguez, president of one of the locals, says the vote total won't be announced. Few details of the contract have been released, but officials say...

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