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Old 09-13-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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Unemployment in real terms is still over 10%.
Springs economy growing - so where are the jobs? - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO
There are no new jobs. RP
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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They're nowhere, I can tell you that. Unless you have a CAC card and some sort of clearance, there's not much to be found in the way of good paying jobs.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:21 PM
Status: "Goodbye fall ... hello winter" (set 21 days ago)
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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Where are the jobs? Call centers ...

When I grow up I want to work in a call center ... NOT!
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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You guys are lucky. We came from the Portland, OR metro area and you'd be lucky to even find a call center job.

I believe this town will spring back faster than most. Local government here historically has done a good job of keeping it's economy going. I couldn't say the same about the west coast.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:27 AM
 
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I believe this town will spring back faster than most. Local government here historically has done a good job of keeping it's economy going. I couldn't say the same about the west coast.
I'm interested as to what you believe local government can do to improve the economy and bring jobs here?
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Agreed! Local government in COS didn't even have enough money to keep the street lights on last I heard!
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:39 AM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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That's old news Kat, They turned most of them back on, and because they made those initial cost cutting measures, they now have a budget surplus of over $20million.
The city did what they had to do during hard times, nothing wrong with that.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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That's old news Kat, They turned most of them back on, and because they made those initial cost cutting measures, they now have a budget surplus of over $20million.
The city did what they had to do during hard times, nothing wrong with that.
That's why I said "last I heard". However, there's not much they can do to create jobs.
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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Government restraint of itself is crucial to job growth. The fact that the springs is not pursuing backwards plans to try to spend their way to a recovery is a good sign.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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150 call center jobs, coming up!
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