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What’s Working: Colorado Springs is offering new and expanding businesses $5,000 per employee they hire

Consumers are spending less, productivity is dropping and there are still a ton of job openings. Is that why a recession may be coming?  But first, let’s get to business. Colorado continues to invest in attracting startups and small businesses, if you recall last week’s dive into the state’s own venture capital agency. This week, […]

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Colorado schools’ hardest jobs to fill: Bus drivers and special education

For Lacey Nelson, the weeks leading up to the start of school are a blur of spreadsheets, meetings, and calls from principals about last-minute teacher resignations.  With less than two weeks to go, Denver Public Schools’ director of talent acquisition is still looking to hire 150 teachers, 275 paraprofessionals, and up to 45 bus drivers. […]

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Where Colorado jobs would be if the pandemic hadn’t happened

What’s Working: A version of this story first appeared in a segment of our weekly What’s Working column on July 23, 2022. Additional details are included in this story. Read the full column. >> Sign up for the newsletter Thanks to a gain of 4,500 nonfarm payroll jobs in June, Colorado has now recovered 110.1% of jobs lost […]