Recent hail storms means auto body shops in the area have no shortage of work, and they can pay more than RTD.
According to U.S. Department of Agriculture officials, the privatization is on hold while they consider their role in operating the centers.
The center educates and employs rural youth. Its director says 46 employees there will lose their federal jobs. She says they may reapply for them, but they would work for a private contractor.
The upward pressure on incomes is, in large part, a reflection of the state’s tight labor market.
Colorado Springs' job market grew by 16,100 jobs and Fort Collins' by 7,300 jobs.
There are few comparisons in Colorado’s history when it comes to the performance of the job market in 2018.
Since the shutdown began, federal workers in Colorado have filed more than 2,000 claims. They make up more than 20 percent of unemployment claims filed since the shutdown began.
Apple says it plans hundreds of new jobs in Boulder.