Friday, March 21, 2008

Holland & Hart launches blog on construction law

Law firm Holland & Hart's construction practice group has launched a blog featuring updates on Colorado construction law: Holland & Hart partner Timothy Gordon provides information on cases and decisions relevant to construction law in the state, including topics such as arbitration, change orders, claims, defects, economic loss rule, insurance and mechanics' liens. Holland & Hart's construction practice group has handled construction litigation throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Holland & Hart has offices in Colorado Springs and Denver.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Canon City gets its first Office Depot

Office Depot will celebrate the opening of its first store in Canon City with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday. As part of the celebration, the Office Depot Foundation will present $500 donations and children's backpacks to Starpoint, Family Crisis Services Inc. and Warm the World.

The store is at 2765 E. Main St. Hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Comcast offers new Internet pricing

Comcast is offering customers subscribing to its $42.95 a month "Performance" Internet service a price-for-life guarantee. Qwest has a similar offer for its DSL customers, but requires a two-year commitment - Comcast is offering its deal with no long-term commitment. Comcast says the Performance tier is its most popular Internet package.

Free copies on tax day

On April 15, two Colorado Springs Staples Copy & Print Centers will provide free copies (up to 20 sheets) to taxpayers who want to make a copy of their 2007 tax return.

The participating stores are:

  • 4520 Centennial Blvd.
  • 2955 New Center Point

CIOs remain optimistic about hiring

Chief information officers in the Denver area remain optimistic about hiring information technology professionals during the second quarter, according to a quarterly survey by Menlo Park, Calif.-based Robert Half Technology.
Fourteen percent of the 200 Denver-area CIOs interviewed expect to add staff during the April-to-June quarter, while 2 percent plan to reduce personnel, which is unchanged from the hiring outlook during the current quarter. The Denver results are identical to the national results from the most recent Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report.
The results in Denver reflect a two-quarter rolling average based on interviews with 200 CIOs from companies in the Denver area with 100 or more employees; the national results are based on results from 1,400 executives.
"Executives are taking a measured approach to hiring, making sure that there is an ongoing need for additional staff," said Katherine Spencer Lee, executive director of Robert Half Technology. "At the same time, CIOs are finding that competition is tight for IT professionals with experience in areas such as applications and web development, database management and network administration."
The California-based information-technology staffing company defines the Denver area as including much of northern and western Colorado as well as parts of Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The survey does not include Colorado Springs or Pueblo.
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Monday, March 17, 2008

Teen job fair participants weigh in

Pikes Peak Workforce Center hosted a job fair for teens March 7, and 900 to 1,000 youth attended, said Jeanne Cotter, spokeswoman for the employment service in Colorado Springs.

Several teens who blogged about their experiences on a Gazette-hosted blog, however, had no luck securing jobs from companies at the fair.

Names of those who reigstered will be placed on file to be referrred for jobs from other employers who announce openings in the next few months, Cotter said.