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    1. Denver-area tech job growth may cool in late 2016

      Denver-area tech job growth may cool in late 2016

      The breakneck growth of technology jobs may slow a little in the Denver area during the second half of 2016. Growth and hiring still look to be strong, but the local number of tech executives planning to add new positions later this year has dipped, and slightly more executives say they won’t replace workers that leave or plan to cut IT jobs, according to a survey issued Tuesday by Robert Half Technology. The percentage of executives planning to add new jobs dropped four percentage points from…

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    2. Comcast moving 1,000 employees to new Centennial location – The Denver Post

      Comcast moving 1,000 employees to new Centennial location – The Denver Post

      A new five-story office building going up in Centennial will house about 1,000 Comcast Corp. employees as part of an effort by the cable TV provider to consolidate several office leases. These are mostly not new jobs, said Comcast’s regional spokeswoman Leslie Oliver, who shared the update to last week’s story, “ Comcast signs up for five-building spec office project in Centennial .” Rather, folks employed by the Comcast Business division will move from existing Denver-area office locations where leases are expiring. “The majority of the employees will support our Comcast Business services operations and care support,” she said ...

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    3. Colorado's 2016 workforce-development package now fully signed into law

      Colorado's 2016 workforce-development package now fully signed into law

      Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed the last measure of a seven-bill workforce-development package that is meant to supplement a more ballyhooed eight-bill effort that went into law after the 2015 legislative session.

      House Bill 1287, signed Monday in his office this week without much fanfare, directs the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to look into how businesses can increase their use of apprenticeship programs and then to make recommendations to the Legislature on what it can…

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    4. Woot Math raises another $1.3M to help kids conquer fractions

      Woot Math raises another $1.3M to help kids conquer fractions

      BOULDER — Local venture-capital firm Foundry Group has provided another cash infusion for Boulder education-technology startup Woot Math, which makes a suite of software applications aimed at boosting students’ understanding of fractions.

      Woot Math, officially Simbulus Inc., disclosed recently that it raised $1.3 million in a new funding round that comes just more than a year after Foundry Group invested $1 million in the company.

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    5. Colorado scholarship program authorizes final 24 proposals for $2.3 million

      Colorado scholarship program authorizes final 24 proposals for $2.3 million

      The Colorado Scholarship Initiative board has wrapped up the 2015-16 school year by approving the final set of proposals for scholarships, the Colorado Department of Higher Education said Tuesday. The 24 local scholarships represent 32 counties that were awarded a total of $2.3 million, an amount expected to grow into $4.6 million in funding for Colorado students. Recipients ranged from counties to colleges to workforce development organizations.

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    6. Colorado university to become region's 1st federal research hub

      Colorado university to become region's 1st federal research hub

      The University of Colorado-Boulder will join 19 other universities across the nation as a federal data research hub, the university announced Tuesday. CU-Boulder will create the Rocky Mountain region's first research data center, housed at the Institute of Behavioral Science using a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. University officials said they expect the center to be a boon for researchers and help CU-Boulder draw in more prospective faculty and graduate students.

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    7. Before they were CEOs: what 4 Colorado tech leaders studied in college

      Before they were CEOs: what 4 Colorado tech leaders studied in college

      Some people see their career paths plain as day; they choose a profession in high school (or earlier) and they stay on that path. Others come into their roles through experimentation, trying different careers and learning new skills along the way.

      One way isn’t better or worse than the other, and with all career paths, success comes as the result of hard work. But we were curious how Colorado tech leaders got their start — from their childhood hopes to where they went to college — and it turns out, these four brought some pretty interesting lessons with them on their ...

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