It’s legal to ask job applicants their age, high school graduation date or birth date. Senate Bill 58 would put an end to answering those awkward questions.
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Glimpse into Colorado’s 2023 economy reveals slowdown but still signs of job growth
The annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook presentation points to some bright spots in what’s expected to be a challenging year for some industries.
What’s Working: Colorado’s job growth isn’t all that’s shrinking. So is its population growth.
The state’s population grew just 0.5% last year, the slowest since 2011. Plus: Twitter job cuts, interest rates and more.
How bad is the housing crunch in Colorado’s high country? Just look at census vacancy data.
By most accounts, the housing market in Colorado mountain communities has never been tighter. People have flocked to mountain towns during coronavirus, even as many resorts shut down. Seasonal workers are being forced to move to different communities because they can’t afford rent, causing labor shortages for local businesses. And yet, several high country communities […]
Opinion: A Colorado redistricting commission member offers a look under the hood at the process
Colorado’s 2021 redistricting of congressional and legislative districts is well underway even in the face of unusual obstacles. Preliminary staff-drawn maps of congressional districts were released last week by Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission, and initial state Senate and House district maps drawn by the Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission’s non-partisan staff will be issued Tuesday. […]
2020 Census comes to abrupt end, with Colorado almost entirely counted. Technically.
The U.S. Census Bureau stopped collecting online responses to this year’s census at 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Time Thursday. Mail-in responses must be postmarked no later than Thursday, Oct. 15 and received no later than Oct. 22 to count. The bureau announced the adjusted timeline soon after an unsigned Supreme Court brief released Tuesday overrode a […]
As 2020 Census approaches finish line, Colorado looks to close the gap of who’s undercounted
The last day for Coloradans to respond to the 2020 census, the decennial poll of everyone living in the U.S. that determines how billions of dollars are spent across the country, is fast approaching. As of Thursday, more than 96% of the state’s households have been counted, with almost 70% responding on their own. That’s […]
As Coloradans grow older, there’s a push for policies that benefit all ages
Janine Vanderburg led 42 workshops across the state in 2018 to learn about the concerns older adults had about aging or ageism. One issue became clear. Adults were working longer — and wanted to — but they often felt discrimination in the workplace or during the hiring process. “People said, ‘That workplace discrimination issue that […]
2020 forecast: Colorado is getting older and narrowing the housing gap, but really needs middle-wage jobs
If you’re feeling kind of crowded on Colorado’s roads or hiking trails, or it seems that housing costs have crept up to unheard of levels, or you find it’s hard to get good service at businesses short on staff, there’s data to back up the sentiment. But you have to look further than the decade […]