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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Tech company to bring 200 jobs to Colorado Springs

      Tech company to bring 200 jobs to Colorado Springs

      Keysight Technologies Inc., spun off in 2014 from Agilent Technologies Inc., will move a 200-person customer support operation to Colorado Springs from Englewood, a company spokeswoman confirmed Monday.

      The center handles customer and technical support calls for the U.S., Canada and Latin America and between 2017 and 2019 will move into space now being remodeled in the company's three-building Garden of the Gods Road complex, said Amy Flores, a spokeswoman at Keysight's Santa Rosa, Calif., headquarters. The company has told employees of the Englewood center, which is closing because its lease expires in 2019, to decide by ...

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    5. Internship Program To Help Shape The Future Of Colorado's Innovative Industries | Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

      Internship Program To Help Shape The Future Of Colorado's Innovative Industries | Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

      (DENVER) -- A new internship program designed to encourage employers to provide paid on-the-job training to students interested in pursuing careers in Colorado’s innovative industries is currently recruiting businesses and students.
       
      Innovative Industries Internship Program funding is available to businesses providing paid internships in eight industries critical to Colorado’s economic future including: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Bioscience, Construction, Electronics, Engineering and Energy and Natural Resources, and Information Technology.

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    6. CU-Boulder, Lockheed team up to inspire next-generation engineers

      CU-Boulder, Lockheed team up to inspire next-generation engineers

      High-school students and undergrads looking forward to a life in engineering converged on the University of Colorado on Wednesday for a series of tours and a special mentoring event sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

      Part of National Engineers Week, the inaugural CU and Lockheed Martin Mentor Lunch aimed to inspire and motivate a future generation of engineers, while celebrating the contributions of today's engineering professionals and promoting engineering in general.

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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