Employment

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DATE: Sept. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Job fair to be at DoubleTree

Four Corners Expos is hosting its third Durango Regional Job Fair on Wednesday at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio in Durango. “It’s a good event for people to find work,” said Sharon...

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

9-R finds it hard to hire

Even as one of the better-paying school districts on the Western Slope, Durango School District 9-R finds it difficult to fill entry-level positions. Jobs for cooks, bus drivers and custodians go...

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

Where do you park?

Parking to work in downtown Durango can eat up a worker’s income. Figures from the Durango Chamber of Commerce show that more than 9,800 people work in the Central Business District as full-time,...

DATE: July 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado, county see job growth

Colorado’s unemployment rate dropped in June to 5.5 percent, three-tenths of a percentage point lower than May’s rate of 5.8 percent, according to a news release issued Friday by the office of...

DATE: July 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local unemployment rate is down in May

This month’s unemployment numbers are in and things are looking bright in La Plata County. The unemployment rate in the county in May was measured at 4.3 percent, a decreased from April’s 4.5...

DATE: June 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Program helps seniors get back on their feet again

A truck driver, a wrangler and a jack-of-all trades all found a new start through a federal job training program for older workers. Joe Miller, a former truck driver, lost his job during the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Experience not always required

Army Staff Sgt. Michael Downin joined the military at the tender age of 17, wanting to leave his small Ohio town to explore and serve his country. Wednesday at a job fair at the DoubleTree Hotel,...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Labor days of love

If you go to a coffeehouse for breakfast and a Mexican restaurant for lunch, it’s not unusual in Durango to pay the same person behind the cash register. Brett Johnson, 31, is typical of the...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County unemployment down, again

La Plata County is far outpacing Colorado and the nation in lowering its unemployment rate, according to the latest data released from the state. The county’s not-seasonally adjusted unemployment...

DATE: April 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado on track to recover jobs lost during the recession

Colorado is on pace to recover all of the jobs lost during the Great Recession by April or May of this year, according to the state economist.If sequestration – $85 billion of automatic,...

DATE: March 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News