February 2012

Is Colorado Springs Improving Job Market?

 

For many who living and work in Colorado Springs, it really does not matter what the national jobs report indicates. That is because many in the city are not seeing the addition of jobs as fast as they would like to. It is clear that there is a demand for more jobs and better paying, career type positions. Yet, the national reports are indicating improvements. Are you seeing those improvements on a local level though?

Jobs on the Rise

Colorado Springs May Get New Wal-Mart's

 

News out of Colorado Springs job market centers on the expansion of Wal-Mart. The company has announced it will be moving ahead with its places to open several smaller grocery stores throughout the area. In doing so, it will create jobs; though no official number has yet been given to the number of jobs the expansion will offer to the Colorado Springs job market.

The company purchased the former King Sooopers building located on Platte Avenue and Murray Boulevard. The company paid $1.65 for the purchase and made that purchase on January 20th of this year. The information is publically available with the El Paso County Clerk's Office. The company officially says it will take the existing structures and then remodel them into new stores. This building has stood vacant since 2006 when the previous company shuddered its doors in the wake of the recession.