Employment

Build a Better Bayfield on Thursday

Looking for a Bayfield-area job? Need employees? How about activities for kids? What started as a job fair has grown into a combination of business and community expo, recreational and performing...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers come together to create jobs

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers had a bit of a “kumbaya” moment this week in touting bipartisan workforce development measures that aim to help connect Coloradans with jobs. The news conference...

DATE: March 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Challenges of recruiting

Facing a shortage of specialized workers, local companies use Durango’s quality of life, more competitive wages and other perks to recruit and keep qualified candidates. Mercy Regional Medical...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Thirty employers at FLC spring job fair

More than 30 national, regional and local employers will be at the Fort Lewis College spring job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 4. The fair is scheduled for the Student Union ballroom. Job...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cyprus Cafe owner broke labor laws

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division determined that Durango restaurateur Alison Dance violated minimum-wage, overtime, record-keeping and child-labor laws while operating Cyprus...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A raise for Durangoans?

Durango could be a prime candidate to raise its minimum wage if lawmakers remove a roadblock in state law. A law enacted in 1999 prevents local governments in Colorado from raising the minimum...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

A raise for Durangoans?

Durango could be a prime candidate to raise its minimum wage if lawmakers remove a roadblock in state law. A law enacted in 1999 prevents local governments in Colorado from raising the minimum...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Finding work in a budding industry

Garrett Smith has managed a bar and a medical-marijuana dispensary. “Running a dispensary is like running a pharmacy,” he said. “Running a bar is like running a bar – in a college town.” Smith, 33,...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

As a bartender, 31 years and counting

Roger Crossley, 83, in his 31st year as bartender at Elks Lodge No. 507 in Durango, keeps the beer cold, his repartee sharp and his longtime customers close. “As long as I can get out of bed and...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado creates 1,333 green jobs Green-job growth up

Colorado ranked fourth nationally in the growth of green jobs during the third quarter of 2014, Environmental Entrepreneurs, E2, reports. In the third quarter, Colorado picked up 1,333 new green...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Time is money

Before the invention of currency, humans from across the world exchanged goods and precious metals through bartering. In today’s world of tepid economic growth, several people nationwide have...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Get a tech job, get paid

DENVER – How can you boost your bottom line in 2015? A report released this week indicates the answer for some could be a career change. Technology careers are paying big dividends compared with...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News