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1 year 6 months ago

Local job market still lags national trend

COLORADO SPRINGS - Even with the national unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8 percent in December, those who are out of work in Southern Colorado face a more challenging job market. In November, the most recent month available, there were 25,765 people unemployed in El Paso County, or roughly...

2 years 5 months ago

Bill seeks protections for job seekers

It's the ultimate Catch 22 for the unemployed; not having a job lowers your credit score, but that lower score also makes you less attractive as a job applicant. Democrats in state legislature want to empower job seekers by creating restrictions on how and when employers can use credit reports...

2 years 5 months ago

What others are doing to find work

3.38 million job openings were posted in December nationally, according to the Department of Labor; that's close to a three-year high. For many though, work is still hard to find. "It took... ahhh... geez, six months to even find anything," says Paul Lehfeldt, who recently found part-time work....

2 years 9 months ago

Workforce Center changes location

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center has changed locations. It's now in the El Paso County's new Citizen Service Center, off of Garden of the Gods Road. Workforce Center employees say even with the new location, that's hasn't slowed down the numbers demanding services. Their first day open in...

2 years 9 months ago

Job seekers searching for optimism too

Of the last three years, Leon Carpenter has spent about half of it on the hunt for work. "Warehousing, landscaping; pretty much anything I can find in this environment," says Carpenter. "Seasonal work, you know? Winter comes around, it goes away," As someone who has periodically looked for work...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Slow job growth worrying many

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says only 18,000 jobs were created in the month of June. For some economists they say that's troubling because in order to work our way of the current recession we need to be adding 250,000 jobs each month. The unemployment rate is now up...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Slow job growth worrying many

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says only 18,000 jobs were created in the month of June. For some economists they say that's troubling because in order to work our way of the current recession we need to be adding 250,000 jobs each month. The unemployment rate is now up...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Slow job growth worrying many

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says only 18,000 jobs were created in the month of June. For some economists they say that's troubling because in order to work our way of the current recession we need to be adding 250,000 jobs each month. The unemployment rate is now up...

3 years 9 months ago

Help for the unemployed in Fountain

A new workforce center to help the unemployed find work has opened in Fountain. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center opened the office at the Fortman Community Center in Fountain. Users can access many of the services available at the main office: job search assistance, labor market information, employment workshops,...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado Springs Job Fair next Tuesday

A Job Fair focusing on engineering, information technology (IT) and administrative positions will be held in Colorado Springs Tuesday, April 13, 8:30 a.m. - noon, at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave. PPWC is seeking employers enrolled in its HIRE Colorado program. This program helps...

4 years 5 months ago

Unemployed for over a year

It's an usual site at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. A gong now hangs above the computer lab. Whenever someone gets a job, it's loudly rung. But on Thursday, it wasn't hit once. "We're in here every day that they're open," said Jacqueline Johnson who has been looking for...

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