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    1. Commons on Champa will host Get Hired! job fair

      Commons on Champa will host Get Hired! job fair

      The event is aimed at hiring for the startup community and is being sponsored by BWBacon and The Commons on Champa, which is hosting it. The events will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on April 14 and will be followed by a party at Battery621.

      Get Hired! is open to the public, kicking off with a coding school session for alumni and current students of Colorado's technical training schools.

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    2. Colorado unemployment hits 15-year low; 2,500 jobs added

      Colorado unemployment hits 15-year low; 2,500 jobs added

      Colorado added 2,500 payroll jobs in February from the previous month, and the state's unemployment rate dropped to 3.0 percent, its lowest level since March 2001 and well below the national rate, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported. It was the 52nd straight month of jobs gains in the state -- the longest unbroken stretch since the 1990s.

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    3. Fast-growing Houston tech company to open Denver office

      Fast-growing Houston tech company to open Denver office

      Houston-based Poetic Systems, a website development and design company, is opening an office in Denver to boost business. The office will be Poetic's second. It is expected to open in April. The new office will be run by Lauren Schott, an account manager for the company. Eventually, the office will also house a developer and designer, CEO Matt Hager told the Houston Business Journal. The move is intended to boost the company's business portfolio.

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    4. Coding in the Mountains!

      Coding in the Mountains!

      In recent years Summit County has welcomed a growing number of technology professionals. As internet connectivity improves and the market for freelance and contract work expands, more and more software engineers and programmers have been able to relocate to the mountains. The field of coding can offer both flexibility and a livable wage, while being surprisingly easy to enter.

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    5. Metro Denver unemployment rate down to 3%

      Metro Denver unemployment rate down to 3%

      Metro Denver's unadjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.0 percent in January, down a notch from December's rate of 3.1 percent and well below the January 2015 rate of 4.6 percent, according to raw county jobs estimates released Monday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The 3.0 percent unadjusted jobless rate is for a 10-county area that includes Denver, Aurora, Lakewood, Broomfield and Centennial, but not Boulder County.

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    6. FACT SHEET: White House Announces Doubling of TechHire Communities, and New Steps to Give More Students and Workers Tech Skills to Fuel the Next Generation of American Innovation | whitehouse.gov

      FACT SHEET: White House Announces Doubling of TechHire Communities, and New Steps to Give More Students and Workers Tech Skills to Fuel the Next Generation of American Innovation | whitehouse.gov

      This Friday, the President is traveling to Austin, Texas to visit South by Southwest—a gathering of our most creative thinkers, coders, makers, and entrepreneurs from across the country—because he recognizes the importance of technology in America’s position as the global leader in innovation.  Today, as part of the lead-up to that visit and on the one-year anniversary of the launch of the TechHireinitiative, the Administration is announcing new steps to further develop the tech skills of our workforce—driving the ingenuity and creativity that will fuel innovation and the American economy.

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    7. Obama administration expands "TechHire" jobs initiative

      Obama administration expands "TechHire" jobs initiative

      PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The White House is adding 15 new communities to its "TechHire" initiative for getting low-skilled workers jobs in the tech economy.

      The expansion comes a year after President Barack Obama announced the program and days before he's scheduled to speak at the South by Southwest technology festival in Austin, Texas.

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    8. 7 Student Companies Face Off At The University Startup Challenge

      7 Student Companies Face Off At The University Startup Challenge
      Denver, CO - March 7th, 2016 Rockies Venture Club, an angel investing organization based out of Denver will be hosting the 3rd Annual University Startup Challenge (USC) on March 14th. The University Startup Challenge is a part of the Angel Capital Summit (ACS) and this year it will bring together 7 student led companies to participate in a friendly state-wide competition. The USC is not a business plan competition and represents an opportunity for real investment.
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    9. Teams face off in Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

      Teams face off in Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

      In a room illuminated by the glow of eight laptops, a sudden and swift breach of cybersecurity sent a team of computer scientists spinning into action on Saturday.

      "Our network is down," said Laura Wilkinson, a Brigham Young University senior. "They took a bunch of our systems down."

      Wilkinson and her team of techies won the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, a battle for cybersecurity waged among teams from colleges and universities across the region.

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    10. Cyberstates: Colorado’s concentration of tech workers ranks 3rd

      Cyberstates: Colorado’s concentration of tech workers ranks 3rd

      The state of Colorado ranked 13th in the nation in the number of people employed in the tech industry in 2015. But as a percentage of the private-sector workforce, tech plays a larger role in just two other states.

      That’s according to the latest annual Cyberstates report released by the Computing Technology Industry Association, or CompTIA.

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    11. Colorado tech worker numbers and wages swell

      Colorado tech worker numbers and wages swell

      Colorado added 3,088 high-tech jobs in 2015 and finished the year with 187,242 tech workers who contributed nearly $20 billion to the state's economy. The tech job growth amounted to 1.7 percent compared to 2014, according to the annual “CyberStates” report published Thursday by industry group CompTIA. The study found 14,847 tech businesses in Colorado payed a collective $19.9 billion to tech workers.

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    12. Price-shocked San Francisco tech workers looking for work in Denver, other cities

      Price-shocked San Francisco tech workers looking for work in Denver, other cities

      The San Francisco Bay Area is as hot as ever for tech hiring, but affordability and quality-of-life issues in the infamously expensive area may be increasingly driving high-skilled workers to look elsewhere.

      And Denver is one of the places they are looking, according to data from the job search site Indeed showing a 31 percent increase since January 2015 in "outbound search" by Bay Area-based candidates looking for opportunities outside of the region Bay Area.

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