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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘employment’

We can’t build a strong economy on a weak base

We can’t build a strong economy on a weak base

By Camille Moran Let’s bring the spirit of Christmas to Congress. The last time the minimum wage went up was in 2009, and, as the owner of a Christmas tree farm and other businesses, I think it’s time for another raise. Today’s $7.25 an hour minimum wage befits Scrooge – before he saw the error of his ways. It amounts to just $15,080 a year for full-time workers. Workers shouldn’t have to depend on food stamps or food banks to put Christmas Dinner on their ... Full Story

American middle class: dead?

American middle class: dead?

Professor Starr writes about the "Hourglass Economy," one in which the economy consists mainly of the rich and the poor with only a small middle class. Examples of this type of economy abound. Many South American and African countries come to mind. Without a strong and prosperous middle class, the United States is destined to become a third-rate nation. America will not longer be a world power or a major player in world economics. This will mark the end of the "American Dream" and the ... Full Story

Gardner statement on Nov. jobs report

  Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on the national unemployment numbers for the month of November: "It was encouraging to see a dent made in our nation’s unemployment last month, but the jobless rate remains unacceptably high. Too many people are still out of work, and businesses still worry about economic uncertainty. While the number moved lower, it masks the 300,000 who simply quit looking for employment. We have a ... Full Story

Tipton: It’s About Getting People back to Work

Tipton: It’s About Getting People back to Work

PRESS RELEASE November 22, 2011 Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) has been on a tour through the Third District this week that has included a job fair, a manufacturing business roundtable event, tours of businesses where he met with employees, and five town hall meetings. Tipton teamed up with the Pueblo Workforce Center to host the “Pueblo is Open for Business” job fair, and manufacturing business roundtable. The job fair featured major employers including EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel ... Full Story

Help the library, take a survey

Help the library, take a survey

          Dear Editor, I want to draw our community’s attention to an important opportunity. From September 12 to October 2, the Berthoud Community Library will be conducting a survey to better understand how our community benefits from free access to computers and the Internet at the library. The IMPACT Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. People from all walks of life use library ... Full Story

Ramirez Bill Protecting Kids Passes House

  DENVER—State Rep. Robert Ramirez’s bill to protect Colorado’s school children received overwhelming support from both Republicans and Democrats on final reading in the House yesterday. House Bill 1121 disqualifies persons convicted of certain felonies, such as child abuse and unlawful sexual behavior, from being employed in Colorado’s public schools. “Fighting for our children’s safety is a top priority,” said Ramirez, R-Westminster. “We cannot allow dangerous ... Full Story

Workforce Center Offering Spring and Summer Activities

The Larimer County Workforce Center will be offering a variety of activities designed for young adults this spring and summer. Opportunities for youth are as follows: The Larimer County Youth Conservation Corps (LCYCC) is now accepting applications for two employment positions focused on youth ages 16-24. If working full-time over the summer completing conservation projects with a team of your peers sounds appealing to you, log onto our website for an application; ... Full Story

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