It has been a while since we had any sizable civilian job announcements in the Springs. While growth at Ft Carson is very welcome and needed, it is the civilian sector that generally provides the best stability and long term growth prospects. Yesterday it was announced that Affiliated Computer Services is opening an operation here with 600 new employees, the largest single new civilian job announcement in ages. The Gazette is reporting that they will move into the Verizon campus at the end of Garden of the Gods road, on the west side, and hiring immediately. They will be ramping up to full staffing by the end of August. While these will not be the highest paying positions in town, jobs have been a little scarce lately, and this will be a nice little ‘picker upper’ on the economic front.
We are having a wonderful summer here in Colorado, with our traditional cool nights, sunny mornings, and late afternoon /evening thunderstorms. Today will another beautiful day for a morning walk. The wildflowers are blooming and it is really beautiful.
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