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Old 05-09-2021, 07:08 AM
 
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All we've heard for the past couple of years is we had to lift the minimum wage to $15 an hour. All I see now are help wanted sign offering to pay $15 an hour and nobody wants the jobs. The $15 an hour schtick was all a lie.
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Old 05-09-2021, 07:29 AM
 
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All we've heard for the past couple of years is we had to lift the minimum wage to $15 an hour. All I see now are help wanted sign offering to pay $15 an hour and nobody wants the jobs. The $15 an hour schtick was all a lie.
Wrong- the $300 extra per week until Sept. is what is making people stay on the couch.

Call centers are even starting at $18/hour now (Spectrum), unfortunately it is a call center.
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Old 05-09-2021, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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...and cafe and restaurants minimum wage is somewhere between $8-9 an hour plus tips. Given the instability with a number of jobs, tips could be highly variable right now.
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Old 05-10-2021, 01:28 AM
 
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Wrong- the $300 extra per week until Sept. is what is making people stay on the couch.

Call centers are even starting at $18/hour now (Spectrum), unfortunately it is a call center.

Bingo. This is almost the sole reason nobody can find employees. I haven't met a single person under the age of 50 that was scared to work because of COVID. There are plenty of people not interested in working right now, and the reason is a nice lazy vacation paid for by the government (or by those of us still working, actually). Our company had several people call us just to say they were satisfying their unemployment quota for job searching to earn benefits and didn't actually want the job. Keep in mind, we are paying much higher than minimum wage, but people would still rather be lazy.
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:36 AM
 
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
LocationColorado Springs, CO
PostedMay 08, 2021
Administrative JobsStudent Affairs, Career Services
Employment TypeFull Time
Institution TypeFour-Year Institution

salary 40-52 K
The Employment Coordinator leads and coordinates the engagement in academic, career, and social development for students receiving services from the Office of Inclusive Services (OIS).

here is a good job opening with a salary one could scratch by on. When a person with a Masters degree should be making nothing under 75 K :
preferred quailifiucations :
Master’s degree At least 3 years of experience working with students with disabilities in inclusive settings At least 3 years of direct support in working with adults with disabilities; age 18-35At least 3 years of experience in working with teams
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Old 05-10-2021, 03:23 PM
 
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GIS technicians for mapping company Bachelors degree preferred $ 15 to 19 an hour in COS
Field data collector Associates preferred 15-17 an hour in COS
there are a lot of jobs right now if you can find somewhere you can afford to live in COS
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Old 06-10-2021, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Amazon hiring 2,500 for Colorado Springs distribution center

"Online giant Amazon said Wednesday it will begin hiring more than 2,500 workers Monday for its nearly complete 3.5 million-square-foot fulfillment center near the Colorado Springs Airport.

Amazon previously reported it would hire around 1,000 people."

"Amazon will begin posting the jobs Saturday and plans daily job fairs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays starting Monday through July 8 at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center location at 1049 N. Academy Blvd. Look for details in a Sunday feature on Amazon's extensive plans for Colorado Springs and how those facilities fit into its network of filling customer orders. Hiring will continue starting July 9 at the center's staffing office, 4222 Integration Loop, northeast of Powers and Grinnell boulevards.

The jobs start at more than $17 an hour, up to $1,000 in signing bonuses and include health care and other benefits as well as in-house training opportunities for other jobs at Amazon or elsewhere."
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Old 06-10-2021, 08:21 AM
 
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This is good news. Lots of new jobs at Amazon and it is only 45 miles to Pueblo where the employees can afford to live. I foresee a slight traffic problem.
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Old 06-10-2021, 08:45 AM
 
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This is good news. Lots of new jobs at Amazon and it is only 45 miles to Pueblo where the employees can afford to live. I foresee a slight traffic problem.
So you think at those wages people will drive 90 miles/day plus have the gas expense (which is not going to be under $3/gallon for quite some time, if ever) not to mention the time for the commute?

Very doubtful- the best that can happen is CO. ends the $300 federal UI benefit as some states are doing. Seems when that happens people actually go back to work.
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Old 06-10-2021, 10:46 AM
 
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yes , END the federal UI benefit, I need more employees
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