New Laws Designed To Help Job Seekers Also Benefit Businesses, Help Find The Right CandidatesFamily medical leave for state employees, sick time for even part-time employees, and new requirements of employers all began Friday, Jan. 1. New rules around job postings will play an important role as Colorado looks to recover from COVID-19 job losses.
Denver's Minimum Wage Increases To $14.77 Per HourDenver's minimum wage increased to $14.77 per hour on New Year's Day. The scheduled raise was approved by Denver City Council in 2019. 
COVID In Denver: Restaurants Hoping For Boost After Move From Level Red To Level OrangeNew Year’s Eve also brought word that Denver would make an effort to join the Five Star Program that allows businesses to earn greater certification and more capacity – at least in theory.
COVID In Colorado: No Level Yellow Restrictions Under 5 Star Program- YetGov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday that Colorado’s counties in Level Red on the COVID-19 dial are going to Level Orange on Jan. 4, 2021.
Colorado Breweries Coping With Shortage Of Aluminum Cans"What we've seen is not necessarily a change in the total level of beer consumption, but a huge shift in where people are drinking beer."
Nearly 45K Coloradans Filed For Unemployment In Past WeekAlmost 45,000 Coloradans filed first-time claims for unemployment last week -- and more than 265,000 people filed continued claims.
State Approves Arapahoe County's Variance Request To Launch 5 Star ProgramBusinesses in the county can begin applying for the program on Thursday with inspections scheduled to start next week.
Douglas County Gives Huge Financial Lifeline To Restaurants And Other BusinessesDouglas County has given out $13.7 million so far to 160 businesses out of 222 applications.
Colorado Woman Receives Dozens Of Unemployment Debit Cards In The MailWhen the first white envelope showed up, she didn't think much of it, other than to return it to sender, but then more showed up.
Report: Colorado Was 9th Worst Economy Among States In 3rd QuarterA new report says Colorado has gone from having the 10th-best economy among states in the second quarter to being the ninth-worst economy in the third quarter.
Community Pitches In To Keep Longtime Bar & Music Venue From ClosingOne of Denver’s oldest bars and music venues is turning to the community to avoid closing down for good, after months of struggling to pay the bills due to COVID-19 restrictions.
'Wildly Out Of Your Comfort Zone': Unlikely Colorado Airport Ramp Agent Finds PurposeA college student who was looking for work over winter break has been holding her own at the Vail Valley Jet Center and has a message for those looking for work during the pandemic.
Denver Zoo Needs Help To Feed Animals After 'Taking Major Financial Hit' During PandemicThe animals haven't missed a meal yet, but the zoo needs help to keep feeding more than 3,000 animals.
Centennial Named One Of The Country's Best Cities For Remote WorkersCentennial is considered one of the best cities to work from home in, according to RetailMeNot.
COVID In Colorado: Freelance Worker Says Relief Bill Extension Is Urgently NeededNew stimulus checks for many Americans could start to go out next week.