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Old 11-18-2009, 10:51 PM
 
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Here's a few of the layoff headlines that have popped up just this month:

Layoffs coming to Eagle County work force | VailDaily.com

73 city transit workers are told they will lose jobs Dec. 31 | city, transit, workers - Top Stories - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO

Denver losing hundreds of Frontier Airlines jobs to Milwaukee - Denver Business Journal:

Sun Microsystems to cut 128 jobs in Broomfield - Denver Business Journal:

Layoffs in Greeley-Evans schools likely in 2010 | Greeley Tribune (http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20091110/NEWS/911109985/1002/NONE&parentprofile=1001 - broken link)

Denver sets layoffs to balance budget - The Denver Post

But at least there's some good news to go with the bad...

US lawyer job cuts worse for 30 years - Law Central - Times Online - WBLG (http://timesonline.typepad.com/law/2009/11/us-lawyer-job-cuts-worse-for-30-years.html - broken link)
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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ACS to Hire 600 New Employees in Colorado Springs

I don't think it's all bad. That's a chunka people..there are more but I am too lazy to go find them.

Also, I just started a new part-time (though it took me a while) job for a dog and cat boarding/daycare/daycamp facility so for me, that's good news. Web design is not the place to be for now...

It's TOUGH to find a job but they are out there, just not at $35 an hour...I try to look at the bright spots so I don't get sucked into a collective mental depressive state about the economy. I am also lucky/blessed I have a family that can and will help if I truly need it.
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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here in AZ, the economy is even worse, and I have 3 jobs (granted, its only cuz I can't find one full time job)...you just gotta prioritize your options with the times and downsize what you can afford to until things get better.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Here's one for the Colorado Green Shoots Sunshine Pumpers Society.

An interesting report from the Pew Center on the States...a research report--Beyond California: States in Fiscal Peril

The report details and ranks state fiscal condition of the worst 10 states as compared to the worst of the worst...California. Nope, Colorado isn't in the worst 10. No prize for us...we're tied for 11th worst.

Just saw a news report yesterday saying that Denver area foreclosures hit a new all-time high in the third quarter. Another green shoot!! They're everywhere if you just know where to look!

How does a nation borrow its way
Out of a problem caused by too much debt?
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Talking State, local unemployment dips slightly

We are not out of the woods yet but Colorado is starting to head in the right direction. I would much rather be here then in places like California. This from the Pueblo Chieftain:

DENVER - Colorado unemployment continues to decline with the latest figures showing the seasonally adjusted rate for October at 6.6 percent.

The link: http://www.chieftain.com/articles/2009/11/21/business/local/doc4b077ff369149147890414.txt
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:20 PM
 
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Those stats can be decieving, could also be declining because people are leaving. RP
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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Those stats can be decieving, could also be declining because people are leaving.
...or running out of unemployment benefits.

The funny numbers the government uses don't count a lot of people, including people who have exhausted their benefits, illegal aliens, part time workers that want to work full time, fresh grads who can't find jobs, self employed people who aren't eligible for benefits, and the many others who still want to work but were forced to retire early due to the bad job market.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Bob from down south wrote:
How does a nation borrow its way
Out of a problem caused by too much debt?
The solution is right before our eyes: It keeps borrrowing and borrowing just like the energizer bunny keeps going and going.
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Those stats can be decieving, could also be declining because people are leaving. RP
Population is up....
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