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What’s Working: Colorado needs transit and truck drivers. How’s a $5,000 bonus sound?

More people are finding work and employers appear to be closer to fulfilling their job openings, but there’s still a shortage of drivers in Colorado.  Of course, there’s long been a need for drivers. It’s not just a pandemic thing. A 2019 report from the American Trucking Associations laments the shortage but notes that the […]

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Supporters of Colorado’s pay-transparency law eye protections for workers “blackballed” by national employers

Democratic state lawmakers behind a law requiring companies to include a salary range in any job posting are eyeing changes to the policy following reports that out-of-state employers are refusing to hire Coloradans to work for them remotely because of the provision.  But the lawmakers and other proponents of the 2019 legislation aren’t interested in […]

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Colorado to extend state benefits to the unemployed for 13 more weeks

Nearly 22 weeks after Gov. Jared Polis ordered ski resorts to close and triggered the first pandemic job cuts,  the state is revving up another financial relief program for out-of-work Coloradans. Called the state extended benefits, or SEB, it extends unemployment benefits for 13 weeks and kicks in after regular benefits and federal emergency benefits […]