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Old 09-22-2009, 08:21 AM
Location: passing through Rockford, il
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Hi Folks,

I read here often, but seldom post.

I've been researching a move to the West for a couple of years now, and have pretty much settled on Manitou Springs. I love the eclectic personality of Manitou, and its conveniently close proximity to COS for work and shopping.

I am planning my move next summer, and will not pull the trigger on the move till I find employment in the COS area.

For those who live in COS or Manitou Springs, how has the recession impacted employment in the area? What sectors are hiring? (I have a sales/sales management background -- that should give me the flexibility to seek employment in sales across a variety of business sectors.)

Any other tidbits of information you want to share, especially about Manitou, would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-03-2009, 02:59 PM
Location: Colorado Springs
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well seems like the call centers aren't having too many issues - some are progressive, usaa and tmobile. haven't heard crazy layoffs from them - can't really comment on manitou - was down there a few weeks ago and didn't appear many closed stores. just depends what you are looking for - i would sya recession hasn't been too bad here, but then again haven't had to worry about it..
oh stay away from t row price here - they laid off a ton not too long ago
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:33 PM
Location: Pueblo West, CO
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There is a lot of commercial space empty in COS because they lost a lot of their high tech jobs. If you have a sales background, you should be fine. Good salespeople pay for themselves and are always in demand - Manitou is absolutely the cream of the crop as far as I am concerned. I couldn't afford to live there, but there are always interesting people around and if you like a "Main St" feel...that's your place. Enjoy!
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