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Old 12-02-2011, 07:22 PM
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Originally Posted by lurtsman View Post
The stronger industries may suck to work in. It's unfortunate CS job growth is in call centers. At least they are jobs, and there are several people who will be better served with them than with nothing. Now if only they could produce more nursing jobs....
Weird. My wife's tele floor at Penrose Main was always hiring, even lots of new grads. What are/were you looking for? Hope you found something!

Originally Posted by orngkat View Post
Promote small business expansion and entrepreneurism
We stayed in the Springs last summer to check it out as a retirement spot and were amazed at how little local business is promoted compared to where we are living now. Seemed like mostly chains dominate.
Yes, there really are lots of wonderful small businesses, but they are indeed underpromoted and underappreciated. Not all, but the majority of residents I know preferred Chick Fil A, Chipotle, Panera, Old Chicago, etc. over local restaurants...I was definitely guilty of it at times, too. I used to go to REI for my bicycle work but then discovered CS Bikes in Old Colo City. They're great and need more promotion for sure.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:38 PM
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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When I retired in 09 I got a job and went to Iraq for a year. When I returned I got on with Qwest right away. Was there for 4 months then applied once for a GS on Ft. Carson and was hired about 3 months later.

My wife works on Peterson and they are always hiring at her work. People are always quiting or moving. They hire people with no prior military experiance but most people quit cause of working 2nd or 3rd shift or weekends.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:03 PM
Location: N. Colorado
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Originally Posted by lalahartma View Post
150 call center jobs, coming up!

Don't you have to move out of the country to get a call center job?
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:29 AM
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Hey, hey here's 210 jobs.
Bal Seal plans $45M plant in Colorado Springs - The Denver Post
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:50 PM
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Colorado is to add more jobs than most states, per this article.

The local Bal Seal story is also in the local paper with pretty good coverage..
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