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    1. Vail Public Library’s Tech Studio open for innovation

      Vail Public Library’s Tech Studio open for innovation

      VAIL — It’s not the biggest room at the library, but there’s a whole lot going on in there.Watch your step when you enter, as a little BB-8 “Star Wars” bot might be rolling on the floor completing its assigned route, created by the hands of children of all ages.Don’t be alarmed by the 3-D printers, either; they are just producing unique designs created by both locals and visitors alike.

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    2. 2 sectors show increasing interest in hiring work-from-home employees in Colorado, nation

      2 sectors show increasing interest in hiring work-from-home employees in Colorado, nation

      Studies show that employees who work from home on at least a semi-regular basis are happier and more productive, an idea that's especially taking root in the computer/IT and health care industries. Those are the two career fields that have seen the greatest growth in telecommuting jobs in 2016, according to FlexJob's annual report " Top 100 Companies to Watch for Telecommuting Jobs."

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    3. New workforce development package introduced at Capitol (Video)

      New workforce development package introduced at Capitol (Video)

      Following on the success of last year’s eight-bill workforce-development package, a bipartisan group of Colorado legislative leaders on Wednesday announced a new set of 10 proposals for the 2016 session. The new proposals seek to connect businesses more closely with the educational system in order to train students for jobs that are in need.

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    4. Colorado added more jobs in the third quarter than originally reported

      Colorado added more jobs in the third quarter than originally reported

      Despite the downturn in the oil and gas industry, Colorado and Denver added more jobs in the third quarter of 2015 than originally reported.

      There were declines in the mining and logging sectors, which include oil and gas jobs, and in construction.

      However, other industry sectors — like healthcare, education and leisure and hospitality — added jobs and helped the state maintain strong state job growth – estimated now at 59,800 jobs added in 2015.

      For example, in 2014, leisure and hospitality…

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    5. Name.com partners with Galvanize to offer free coding lessons

      Name.com partners with Galvanize to offer free coding lessons

      Galvanize and domain registrar Name.com are partnering to host free Learn to Code meetups across the country. The group will host its next coding study session at Denver's Central Library on Feb. 29 at 6:15 p.m.

      "By partnering with large organizations like Name.com to host meetups, we're bringing industry experts and the Galvanize community of learners together under one roof to share valuable insights with each other," says Jim Deters, Galvanize CEO and co-founder.

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    6. Virgin America to open 100-worker customer center in metro Denver

      Virgin America to open 100-worker customer center in metro Denver

      Ahead of its launch of nonstop flights between Denver and San Francisco in mid-March, Virgin America plans to open a "customer contact" call center in metro Denver staffed by 100 workers. The airline also said it will hire about 40 new workers in the Denver area -- including ticketers, baggage handlers and others -- to support its operations at Denver International Airport.

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    7. Texas technology company makes Denver home

      Texas technology company makes Denver home

      A Texas technology business has made Denver its main location for job growth, hiring a couple dozen employees and poaching a pair of executives from another tech business.

      Apto launched in Houston making business management and lead-generation software for the commercial real estate industry.

      It quietly opened a software development office in Denver in mid-2014, but found hiring here so fruitful, Denver became the company’s focus for both technology development and sales.

      The expertise Apto…

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    8. Denver eco-devo office helped add, keep jobs, report says

      Denver eco-devo office helped add, keep jobs, report says

      Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is touting a solid year of economic growth in the city, with more than 4,000 jobs created in 2015.

      The numbers are in the Denver Office of Economic Development Annual Report, released Thursday, which also says that the Denver's OED had a hand in helping retain 3,076 jobs and adding 628 affordable housing units.

      “Denver is experiencing one of the most dynamic times in our city’s history and, in 2015, we turned ambitious plans into reality,” Hancock says in his…

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    9. Teaching Tech at Silicon STEM Academy

      Teaching Tech at Silicon STEM Academy

      Welcome to Denver's one-stop shop for all things high-tech, offering unique after-school classes for kids -- and adults, too.

      From its tech toys to the beetle kill pine facades, the Academy's new digs are modern and inviting -- and sturdy, with its wood-and-metal counter height tables, selected because,

      There's a strong probability of that happening, considering the

      "We feel kids aren't being taught real coding skills early enough -- and, it shows," adds Kelly.

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    10. Colorado's hottest jobs: Here are the 10 careers most in demand (Slideshow)

      Colorado's hottest jobs: Here are the 10 careers most in demand (Slideshow)

      Colorado employers are adding a lot of new jobs these days. But which ones are most in demand?

      The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment each month breaks down the top 10 occupations by the number of online jobs ads to fill each type of job.

      The numbers come from The Conference Board's monthly Help Wanted OnLine report.

      Here are the numbers for December.

      Click on the image above for Colorado's hottest jobs.

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    11. Online learning company moving headquarters to Denver from Virginia

      Online learning company moving headquarters to Denver from Virginia

      Remote-Learner, an online educational company, said it plans to move its corporate headquarters to Denver from Waynesboro, Virginia. The company said it expects to finalize lease negotiations and open its new downtown offices in February. "With our longstanding connection to the Denver business community, it felt natural to explore the Colorado market when considering moving our headquarters," said Ron Olsen, Remote-Learner CEO, in a statement. Colorado officials said they were pleased with the…

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    12. 2016’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals | WalletHub®

      2016’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals | WalletHub®

      STEM workers are in fierce demand and not just in the global epicenter of high tech known as Silicon Valley. According to estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — professions will expand 1.7 times faster than non-STEM occupations between 2010 and 2020. That should be welcome news to job seekers with skills in these areas, half of which do not even require a four-year college degree.


      by Richie Bernardo

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