What’s Working: Labor shortage or meager pay? The Colorado debate has begun.
Plus: Amazon and national fast food chains up the ante on lower-wage jobs, how much one trucking company pays drivers and ID.me’s troubled Step 6
Amazon hiring for 3,000 jobs in Denver; offering $100 to vaccinated hires
Amazon is seeking to hire 75,000 people across the nation.
Why Antarctica relies on Centennial to find plumbers, electricians and other seasonal staff
Colorado's many links to Antarctica include a national hiring program and two Denver contractors designing McMurdo station to improve efficiencies -- and require fewer support staff in the future.
What’s Working: Colorado’s construction industry is short on workers as housing prices skyrocket
Plus: What construction jobs pay, Goodwill celebrates jobs and training and how to get a job in Antarctica this summer.
What’s Working: Why there are at least 2,314 new technology jobs in Colorado
Plus, the latest on federal aid for restaurants and entertainment venues, fraud updates, and overpayment issues for the unemployed.
What’s Working: The top occupations hiring in Colorado, plus a job where “you’ll never not be employed”
Occupations with the most number of job openings tell economists one main thing: Those industries are constantly looking for workers.
What’s Working: Gig companies want workers back and are paying bonuses in Colorado
Plus: Where to find a job in Colorado, how the unemployed are getting IDme’s attention, and why small businesses shouldn’t wait to apply for another Paycheck Protection loan.
Thousands of new openings post to Colorado’s official job board each week. Here’s where they come from.
Not all jobs end up on Connecting Colorado. But finding a job or hiring for one in Colorado will always require a multi-search strategy to suss out who’s qualified and what jobs are legit.
Colorado’s unemployment fund is nearly $1 billion in debt. Small businesses are worried about paying the tab.
State lawmakers have taken steps to reduce the shock among employers who must pay back the massive federal loan, but other states are pursuing alternative strategies.
What’s Working: Colorado sees more jobs return as some federal coronavirus aid programs are set to end
Small businesses get more time to apply for forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans, while those with reduced incomes face the March 31 end of an eviction moratorium.
What’s Working: Colorado’s job board has 82,000 openings. But are they real?
Plus, training options, new opportunities for small businesses and why calls to the unemployment helpline had just a 5-second wait on Friday.
Three Colorado college programs aim to help people with disabilities join the workforce. The state is opening doors, too.
Real-life job skills honed over four years boost people with cognitive and developmental disabilities toward the independent future of their choosing.
135,000 unemployed Coloradans get benefits after months of waiting. But thousands of others face glitches and denials.
“I WILL NOT have a stroke,” writes one frustrated, unemployed Coloradan. More fixes are being addressed this week by the Colorado Department of Labor.
What’s Working: Lessons learned and tips for Coloradans as federal unemployment benefits start (hopefully) Saturday
Plus: Why did it take eight weeks to add 11 weeks of pandemic benefits? Also, unemployment updates, $19.90/hour jobs at the state’s call center and more!
Colorado’s governor wants a big, fast coronavirus stimulus package. State lawmakers worry about the details.
The situation echoes of the yearslong tug of war between the governor and Democratic budget writers that began soon after Jared Polis assumed office
Coloradans brave the cold to put a face on who’s been waiting more than six weeks for federal unemployment
About two dozen people showed up at the Department of Labor to show their frustration over the delay in federal unemployment benefits. The state continues to resolve problems as it works to roll out benefits to more people on Feb. 22.
The restart of Colorado’s federal unemployment benefits has been uneven as thousands wait for their turn
At least 62,000 Coloradans on pandemic jobless benefits reopened their claims on Monday. But countless others must wait for Phase 2 to restart, on which an update that may come “by the end of week,” labor officials say.
What’s Working: Colorado resources for the unemployed, those in need or those who’d like to support them
After another up-and-down week for unemployment benefits as new federal relief seemed final and then not, let’s focus on what’s important: People
What’s Working: CARES Act II inches closer as 280,000 Coloradans will lose unemployment benefits day after Christmas
What CARES Act Part II may offer to the unemployed, plus a Denver effort to help salons and barbershops, free rent and mental-health support and 75,000 job openings
A glitch in Colorado’s unemployment system kept thousands from accessing federal coronavirus aid
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment claims to have resolved the issue that erroneously prevented some people from moving to Pandemic Unemployment Assistance