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Thousands of new openings post to Colorado’s official job board each week. Here’s where they come from.

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Kurt Moe, an independent computer programmer, saw his work prospects dry up.  The Longmont resident said he’s spent months searching for a new gig. He’s applied to more than 800 relevant jobs in his field and had only a handful of interviews.  “I have had a few informal phone interviews, […]

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What’s Working: Colorado sees more jobs return as some federal coronavirus aid programs are set to end

As spring’s milder weather and vaccine proliferation boosts businesses’ outlook on the economic recovery, Colorado’s job market has already seen improvement in the winter months, according to the latest state employment data. The state dropped 1,900 people from unemployment in February, though it wasn’t enough to make a dent in the state’s unemployment rate. February’s […]

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What’s Working: As coronavirus cases increased, so did the number of Coloradans filing for unemployment

As coronavirus cases in Colorado are on the rise again, so are business restrictions and, ultimately, the number of Coloradans finding themselves newly unemployed. The number of folks on unemployment for the first time increased 25% during the week of Halloween from the prior week, pushing over 10,000 for the first time since July 25. […]

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A plea by Colorado tech firms for a faster response to coronavirus goes national

Just after Colorado identified its first case of coronavirus 12 days ago, Denver companies Ibotta and Guild Education were telling employees to work from home.  As more cases were identified locally, a growing group of technology executives began maneuvering behind the scenes. They were concerned that efforts to prevent COVID-19’s spread to vulnerable communities wasn’t […]

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Denver is still in the running for Amazon’s HQ2, according to Colorado officials

Hold the phone, Colorado! Denver has not been ruled out as a possibility for Amazon’s second headquarters after all. Despite reports from East Coast newspapers naming New York and Virginia as the next Amazon HQ2, Colorado officials said they just heard from Amazon that no decisions have been made. “Our source is Amazon themselves,” said […]