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DOL announces procedural change in submitting temporary need documentation Email
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Tuesday, September 06, 2016 02:00 AM

H-2B action neededDepartment of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announced September 1st that it is streamlining the process for documenting and demonstrating the temporary need for workers. From ETA's final announcement:

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Internships pay off for students and employer Email
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 07:00 AM

Acevado and NatterScott Natter, general manager, L.I.D. Landscapes, Inc., Boulder, says his college internship experience set a benchmark for his own career. Now he wants to do the same for other young people entering Colorado’s landscape industry. He’s a willing speaker at colleges to promote the industry and opportunities waiting for students.

During the 2015 season, Natter and L.I.D. provided internships to two students – one from Colorado State University and the other from Front Range Community College. Both are back again this year.

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ALCC members climb the Inc. 5000 Email
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 06:00 AM

Inc. 5000Two ALCC member companies were recognized in this year’s Inc. 5000, a list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.

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Golf tournament is fun for a good cause Email
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 05:00 AM

Golf TournamentThe 2016 ALCC Golf Tournament took place Monday, August 22, raising funds for the association’s scholarship program. More than 100 players participated in the tournament, which was held at Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course in Castle Rock.

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Before you recruit, understand your employee needs Email
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 04:00 AM

Now Hiring signBefore you begin the search for an employee, you should have a clear idea of the job you wish them to do. A good job description is a useful tool for recruitment, hiring, and staff development.

It is important to keep in mind that the job description is considered a legal document. It should clearly define the role that an employee will play in the workplace. It should not contain any language that can be construed as discriminatory. Phrases related to race, color, religion, age, sex, ethnicity or nationality, or disabilities do not belong in the hiring process--they are illegal.

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