The state’s Equal Pay for Equal Work law influenced new laws in other states. But it wasn’t perfect, apparently. Plus: Wage-transparency violators fined, other labor bills and more.
A survey of Colorado business leaders said they’re still pessimistic about the new year, with more than half believing that the U.S. will enter a recession within the next six month.
In “What’d I Miss?” Myra wonders why, when companies fail to pay workers what they’re due, they’re treated differently than an individual caught stealing.
More than 8,000 Coloradans have waited seven or more weeks for their jobless benefits. Plus: Rising unemployment, jobs and more!
Let’s take the lead on labor policies that empower hardworking Coloradans and grow the middle class
At The Preservery, a neighborhood eatery in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood, the cost of food and other expenses has gone up at least 20% since the pandemic. Rent is higher. There are also additional costs to boost job openings online, which has “for sure” added 60% to recruitment expenses, said co-owner Whitney Ariss. But faced with […]
The signs pointing to Colorado’s recovering pandemic economy are optimistic. All the lost jobs have returned — and then some. The state’s unemployment rate is now at its lowest in two years. Businesses continue to move here, new business filings are still near record levels and the number of businesses in good standing is at […]
A decline in global plasma donations during the pandemic has one Colorado company hoping to reverse the trend in order to help people with rare and chronic diseases. Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies opened a new manufacturing plant this week and plans to hire several hundred workers. But first, in economic news, two Colorado counties […]
In the past year, United Airlines touted hiring bonuses as high as $10,000. It upped its starting wages to nearly $20 an hour. Earlier this week, it held an in-person job fair at the United Club at Empower Field at Mile High stadium — its second in eight months. The company needs extra help in […]
Data, statistics and revisions. Constant revisions. Earlier this week we learned that because data has been revised, Colorado’s 2021 unemployment rates last year weren’t as high as initially reported. Colorado appeared to be trending higher than the U.S. the whole year but the revisions reduced the state’s unemployment rate by nearly a whole percentage point […]