What’s Working: Guild Education’s latest $150 million round means more Colorado jobs
The Denver company plans to add 350 workers by year’s end as it helps clients like Walmart, Chipotle and Disney change jobs to careers. Plus: Colorado’s job economy, unemployment backpay, who’s hiring and more.
Unemployed Coloradans want work that pays a livable wage as employers struggle to fill openings
The restaurant industry in particular is finding it difficult to hire help, but economists say the labor shortage is more of a pandemic blip in an economy already facing a tight labor market before COVID-19 struck.
What’s Working: More Coloradans are working or looking for work now than before the pandemic
Unemployment is still high with the state’s unemployment rate stuck at 6.4%. Also: Frontline stories on labor shortage vs. meager pay, a $3,000 job incentive and last call for SBA COVID relief programs.
Colorado is offering up to $1,600 to people on unemployment who find a full-time job
The bonus pay is meant to help small businesses that say they can’t find enough employees. But for unemployed workers to qualify, they must meet several criteria.
Colorado will pay federal unemployment benefits until they expire in September
Governors in 21 other states say they’re ending federal benefits as early as June citing labor shortages — but others say the current job market is much more complex.
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