More than 170 workers will soon be out of a job at a Northern Colorado printing plant.
RR Donnelley announced this week plans to shutter its plant in southeast Greeley, closing its doors for good in the next 60 days. The company said the action was its “only option” to remain a leader in the “highly competitive commercial printing industry.”
The announcement is a blow to the city of Greeley, which right now has an 11.5% unemployment rate, significantly higher than the state’s 8.8%.
At a time when most people think about turning in for the night, Annica Trotter sits down at her computer to apply for jobs.
But it's almost impossible to apply for anything these days without going online, and that's where Trotter hits a snag. The 25-year-old is only able to apply for jobs when her boyfriend, Greg Perine, and his cell phone are home.
This week we visited a job fair in Larimer County where a number of frustrated job seekers were still struggling to find work, even as the economy appears to be headed toward recovery. Today, we check in with prospective job seekers about to enter the market for the first time. KUNC's Kirk Siegler visits a job fair at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where things appear to be looking up.
A recent poll by the Associated Press says more than half of all Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's handling of the economy. That news comes just before he delivers his State of the Union speech, which will emphasize job creation.