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Old 12-22-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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One of the largest employer in the Springs in the Federal Government.
USAJOBS - The Federal Government’s Official Jobs Site

Also the State of Colorado is a big employer.
https://www.connectingcolorado.com/e_app_login.html

There are numerous request for finding jobs in the Springs. I cannot understand why these obvious places for employment are not thought as a place to look for positions with good benefits. The same would go for the City of Colorado Springs and any other municipalities. School districts was already mentioned but why do job seekers not consider these places?

One suggestion: in searching, do not restrict yourself to the word "Baker". "Food" and "Food Service" will give you more possibilities where skills can apply.

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Old 12-26-2011, 11:46 PM
 
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My other thought is perhaps she could slowly start to build her own business by selling birthday and holiday goods to friends and family, etc. Start selling at craft fairs, bake sales, maybe farmers markets, etc., and get a website and with item sold include a tag/card with contact info for more orders, etc.
She already does this. It's not enough to make a living off of unfortunately. There are so many places for people to get these kinds of things anymore, that the little solo worker loses out very often. Even with the might of a Professional Geek (cough) to run her website and make her connections even more vibrant (her father is a big participant in the local business meetings put on the Commerce Center, etc) so lack of connections isn't her problem. Problem is finding someone who can hire her. She's so close to finishing her AAS and she still wants to move on to a B.S. after that, but two classes at however much they are on top of "real life" means she needs something more than just the $8.50/hr 20 hour week jobs that she only seems to find.

That and with our wedding coming up in June, I'm starting to get a little panicked. I'm an IT guy in charge of a medium sized company's network and I make less than $40k annually.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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Like I've suggested and livecontent too....try the school systems....government...even the Department of Corrections!! It's not going to be 7 something an hour 20 hours per week!! She will make more than that full time too and benefits! Just a thought for now!!
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