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1 year 6 months ago

Survey: China manufacturing stabilizes in August

HONG KONG (AP) - A private survey shows Chinese manufacturing activity held steady last month, adding to signs that the slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy is stabilizing. The HSBC purchasing managers' index released Monday rose to 50.1 in August, indicating conditions were relatively unchanged. The index uses a...

1 year 7 months ago

Good news in the U.S. for manufacturing

Americans may be happy to know manufacturing jobs could expand in the near future. According to the Boston Consulting Group, the U.S. is quickly becoming one of the lowest cost countries for manufacturing. The U.S. is attractive because of lower costs for labor, natural gas, and electricity. By 2020,...

3 years 10 months ago

Jobs are underway

If you are hunting for a job in Colorado Springs, you are in luck. A veteran company, Entegris, is creating a new facility, and along with it, one hundred new jobs will be created. The Economic Development Corporation made the announcement this morning at the Antlers Hilton Hotel in...

4 years 8 months ago

Economy still struggling to recover

The latest economic reports contain new signs that the recovery remains tepid. Regional manufacturing indexes in New York and Philadelphia plummeted this month, but a national report showed modest growth in industrial output nationwide. The government also reported that first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell, but that was...

4 years 8 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...

5 years 1 month ago

Colorado lawmakers approve fuel tax

The Colorado House has given tentative approval to a bill that would eliminate a tax exemption for energy used in manufacturing, transportation and agriculture. Gov. Bill Ritter proposed going after the tax breaks after the state was forced to cut $2 billion from this year's budget and another $1...

5 years 6 months ago

Colorado's lost 110,000 jobs since Aug. 2008

During the year of economic meltdown since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Colorado has lost 110,600 jobs, the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment reported Friday. The current statewide unemployment rate is 7.3%. Local numbers are higher--Colorado Springs: 7.6%; Pueblo: 8.0% The unemployment rate for August is an improvement...

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