Thu January 27, 2011
Jobs and the Economy

Job Market Picking Up for Colorado Graduates

Mark Koepke, Latin America sales manager for Geo-Eye, says his company prefers to hire recent college grads.
Kirk Siegler

This week we visited a job fair in Larimer County where a number of frustrated job seekers were still struggling to find work, even as the economy appears to be headed toward recovery. Today, we check in with prospective job seekers about to enter the market for the first time. KUNC's Kirk Siegler visits a job fair at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where things appear to be looking up.  


Tue January 25, 2011

Poudre School District to Weigh Beattie Elementary Closure

Beattie Elementary School
Poudre School District

The Poudre School District Board will vote on a recommendation to close an elementary school tonight.

Beattie Elementary in Fort Collins has 282 students right now. If the proposed plan moves forward, the majority of kids would be absorbed into two other schools. The plan would save the cash-strapped district $363,000 per year.

“I have not thought a lot about those dollars that are going to be saved, even though they would be saved every year and would add up,” said PSD Board President Nancy Tellez. “For me the issue here is about what kind of education kids are getting.”

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Tue January 25, 2011

State of the Union to Stress Jobs while Unemployed Struggle

The Northern Colorado Networking Group's job fair attracted more than 300 people--100 more than organizers expected.
Grace Hood

A recent poll by the Associated Press says more than half of all Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's handling of the economy. That news comes just before he delivers his State of the Union speech, which will emphasize job creation.

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