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    1. Progressive hiring 193 by year's end at Colorado Springs call center

      Insurance giant Progressive Corp. announced Monday plans to hire 193 sales representatives and claims adjusters for its Colorado Springs call center by the end of the year. The company, which employs 1,200 in the call center and 400 more in an information technology operation at the same location, said the jobs are a mix of new positions and hires to replace employees who have left Progressive. The call center has added 375 jobs in the past 10 months.

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    2. Report: Colorado’s economic growth remains strong, outpaces nation

      Colorado’s economy and job growth continue to affirm projections for 2015 even as slumping oil prices have led to slower-than-expected job growth for the natural resources and mining sector, according to a midyear report released by the University of Colorado’s Leeds Business School on Thursday. noted that employment in the state increased by 2.5 percent from May 2014 to May of this year.

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    3. Does your company qualify for an R&D tax credit?

      Does your company qualify for an R&D tax credit?

      Does your company spend time and resources in the development and/or improvement of a product, process, formula, technique, software or invention? If so, you should consider taking advantage of both federal and state research and experimentation tax credits. Also known as the “R&D” or “research” tax credit, its purpose is to encourage innovation and provide a powerful incentive for businesses to continue to invest in people and technology.

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    4. Manufacturing classes added to CMU roster

      Manufacturing classes added to CMU roster

      Jobs are waiting and Montrose manufacturing companies are looking for skilled applicants. Colorado Mesa University staff answered the need by offering courses in manufacturing technology at the Montrose campus. Introduction to Manufacturing and Blueprint Reading will be offered this fall through Western Colorado Community College (WCCC), a division of Colorado Mesa University at the Montrose campus.

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    5. Steam (STEM + Art) Day

      Steam (STEM + Art) Day

      Presented by the United Launch Alliance and Lockheed Martin Coffee and a conversation with artists and organizations integrating art, The intention of these conversations is to bring together individuals and organizations working on a common theme to discuss best practices, challenges, and opportunities. These are open to the public, but really focused on the participants and their projects.

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    6. Colorado Springs-area job market sees little change in May

      The Colorado Springs-area job market in May was little changed from April as the unemployment rate remained at 5.3 percent and payrolls grew moderately from May 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. The local jobless rate has hovered between 5.1 percent and 5.3 percent since October. The May rate is down from 6.3 percent in May 2014.

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    7. Kaiser Permanente creating about 75 jobs in new claims facility

      Kaiser Permanente creating about 75 jobs in new claims facility

      Kaiser Permanente is growing its Colorado workforce once again, announcing Tuesday that it will add 75 staffers in the next year as it opens a new facility for its National Claims Administration unit in the Meredian complex in Douglas County. Beginning in late 2015, the nonprofit health plan will located some 250 current employees in 80,000 square feet it’s secured in the Gateway Plaza at Meridian near Interstate 25 and Lincoln Avenue, where those workers will process claims for its Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Northwest and Mid-Atlantic States regions. Including the crop of workers it plans to hire in ...

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    8. Public-private job initiative targets Colorado "middle skills" workers

      Public-private job initiative targets Colorado "middle skills" workers

      Officials are expected to announce Tuesday a Colorado public-private partnership to train and place "middle skills" workers. The Markle Foundation's Rework America initiative is billed as "an innovative effort to build a 21st century digital labor market that connects job seekers, employers and educational providers. " Gov. John Hickenlooper, Markle Foundation CEO Zoë Baird, LinkedIn co-founder Allen Blue and other officials are scheduled to attend the program's announcement.

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    9. How STEAM plays a critical role in developing Colorado's STEM-focused workforce

      How STEAM plays a critical role in developing Colorado's STEM-focused workforce

      Much of Colorado's economic future depends on a coordinated effort between K-12, universities, governments and businesses to produce a quality, educated workforce with an emphasis on degrees in science, technology, engineering and math — commonly referred to as STEM. The Colorado Department of Higher Education's (CDHE) reports that 55 percent of Colorado jobs will require a STEM-related higher education by the year 2020.

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    10. The Colorado Indie Business Forum

      The Colorado Indie Business Forum

      What:Panel discussion focused on how technology is changing education and the way schools are readying people for jobs in the modern economy. Food + Beer + Wine from local makers will be served! Where:GreenSpaces|1368 26th St, Denver, CO When:Wednesday, June 24th|6:30pm RSVP to info@utivity.com or join the event on ourFacebook Page Each month we showcase entrepreneurs from all over Colorado who talk about the startup process, raising money and creating a successful, meaningful business.This month we're bringing together a panel focused ontechnology and education. Our speakers will discuss technology in classrooms for ...

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    11. Denver Metro Area ranks No. 1 for economic and job growth, Greeley and Boulder in Top 10

      Denver Metro Area ranks No. 1 for economic and job growth, Greeley and Boulder in Top 10

      WESTBURY, N.Y. -- The Denver-Aurora-Broomfield Metro Area ranked first overall on a national list of leading metros for economic and job growth in 2015, according to Area Development magazine. Two other Colorado metros – Greeley and Boulder -- also placed on the magazine’s Top 10 list with Greeley ranking No. 4 and Boulder placing No. 9. Greeley led in the magazine’s “Year-Over-Year Growth” category rankings.

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    12. Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur in Denver

      Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur in Denver

      Do you want to start your own technology company, but don't know where to get started? You are not alone. Every day millions of people wake up to regular jobs, but few do something about it. At the “Employee to Entrepreneur” event, you can hear the stories, tips, and best practices of those who left their jobs to pursue their own startup company. Who should attend? - Anyone who dreams of launching their own company - No service providers please!

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    13. IT Certification Program for Denver Youth

      IT Certification Program for Denver Youth

      Tuliva and the Arapahoe/Douglas County Workforce Center are partnering to provide IT training and placement services to youth between the ages of 16 and 21. What is it? A 12-week training program to prepare youth for entry-level programming and IT technical support positions. Colorado youth between the ages of 16 and 21. How does it work? Tuliva and the Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Center will select 34 individuals to participate in the training programs.

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    14. Colorado Cleantech Industries Association launches CCIA Career Center for job postings

      Colorado Cleantech Industries Association launches CCIA Career Center for job postings

      DENVER -- The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association announced the launch of the CCIA Career Center, an online service providing access to cleantech job postings across the state and the nation. CCIA said the Career Center is designed specifically to connect employers and talent in the cleantech industry. It is powered by JobTarget, the world’s No. 1 career center service to more than 2,500 job boards used by more than 1 million employers and millions of registered job seekers.

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    15. A 'milestone': Colorado Springs startup group ready for first paid hires

      A little more than year after it was formed through the merger of two groups that help budding entrepreneurs in Colorado Springs, Peak Startup will soon hire its first paid staff member and plans to add a full-time executive director by September. The 800-member group plans to hire a part-time program coordinator by July 1 to help organize and support its 100-plus annual events, which range from monthly pitch nights to a week-long celebration of startups and entrepreneurship, said Chris Franz, Peak Startup's president. The position, posted on the group's website - peakstartup.org/jobs - calls for 10 to ...

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    16. Colorado Rising

      Colorado Rising

      Over the last year, the Colorado technology community has gotten a lot of attention, marked by leading global technology companies buying, partnering and investing deeply in our ecosystem. Just last week, CA Technologies acquired Rally Software in Boulder, marking a great new chapter in this homegrown software leader’s history.

      More than 50 percent of the top ten tech companies in the United States were active in Colorado in the last year, which highlights the great companies we are growing and developing.

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    17. Colorado adds 4,200 jobs in April

      Colorado adds 4,200 jobs in April

      Colorado employers added 4,200 jobs in April, keeping the state's unemployment rate steady at 4.2 percent, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported Wednesday. Separately, the labor department revised the state's fourth-quarter employment data upward by 16,300 jobs. In April, Colorado's largest job gains were in the areas of leisure and hospitality and education and health services, officials said.

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    18. DU betting on Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network CEO as new dean

      DU betting on Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network CEO as new dean

      J.B. Holston, founder of Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, will add another job title to his long career: dean. Holston has been named dean at the University of Denver Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science. He starts July 1. DU Chancellor Rebecca Chopp said she is counting on Holston's connections to help the school of engineering and computer science become more of an economic driver in the region.

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    19. JobZology to present job and networking fair in Fort Collins

      JobZology to present job and networking fair in Fort Collins

      FORT COLLINS — JobZology, an analytics company that matches employers and job candidates, will present a job and networking fair Thursday, May 28, in Fort Collins. The Fort Collins-based company will present the NoCo Talent Collision Fair as part of Fort Collins Startup Week. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the LaunchPad, 200 Mathews St. Registration is free and spots are still available online.

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