Thursday, September 10, 2015

Can't pay the bills? Maybe this will help.

Posted By on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 12:41 PM

click to enlarge J. ADRIAN STANLEY
  • J. Adrian Stanley
According to a recent survey, rents in this city are pretty low — at least compared to other Colorado cities.

I actually wrote about the survey for the paper (read it here). Anyway,  I recently read through the Facebook comments on my article and, well, a lot of you are pretty pissed off. Rent may be lower in Colorado Springs than it is in Boulder, you pointed out, but that doesn't mean that every family can afford to pay it. 

I get it. The economy has recovered, but that doesn't mean most of us are seeing those improvements in our paychecks. If we even get a paycheck.

Which brings me to the point of this blog: There's a job fair coming up at the end of the month. Pikes Peak Workforce Center has lined up over 120 companies for the event, which will be held September 30 at the Hotel Eleganté Conference and Event Center.

If this one is anything like the last job fair I saw there, you may want to line up early. Best of luck to all of you!


SAVE THE DATE!
Over 120 Hiring Companies Onboard for
PPWFC Fall Job Fair


September 10, 2015, Colorado Springs, CO – Over 120 companies have signed up for the PPWFC Annual Fall Job Fair. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center says that companies must have open positions to attend the Fall Job Fair and estimates there are potentially over 3,400 open positions available to the job fair attendees. With unemployment rates decreasing and hiring increasing, discouraged workers and those looking for a better job are encouraged to attend the Fall Job Fair, which is sponsored by KKTV 11 News.

WHERE: Hotel Eleganté Conference and Event Center, 2886 S Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80906

WHEN: Wednesday, September 30, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Veterans, transitioning military and eligible spouses are allowed early entry
at 9:30 a.m.

WHO: For all job seekers, 18 years or older. Over 120 hiring companies are planning to attend. A list of those companies is attached. Estimated job openings per industry are:

• Transportation: 1,163
• Customer Service/ Hospitality: 1,062
• Healthcare: 346
• Financial: 150
• IT: 65
• Education: 63
• Manufacturing: 60

Please note that the above numbers do not add up to the total openings.

HOW: Job seekers should register by signing into their accounts at www.connectingcolorado.com. To prepare for the Job Fair, job seekers should:

• Attend the How to Make the Job Fair Work for You! Workshop
• Research companies and apply online before the job fair
• Dress in business professional clothing and
• Bring their PPWFC scan card for express entry into the job fair.

NOTE: All Pikes Peak Workforce Center’s offices will be closed on September 30 so that staff may assist at the job fair.

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