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Election results report for the landscape industry Email
Written by Hicks & Associates   
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 05:00 AM

Election results reportGreenCO/ALCC lobbyists Hicks & Company have issued an election results report as it relates to the Colorado green industry: 

There may be only one thing that everyone can agree on after these mid-term elections, THANKFULLY THEY ARE OVER! Here in Colorado the Democrats picked up the trifecta, by winning the Governor’s race and having the majority in both chambers in the General Assembly.....

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Changes to H-2B recruiting requirements announced Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 04:00 AM

H-2B visa programOn November 8, 2018, the US Department of Labor announced a proposal related to the H-2B visa program and the requirements for advertising available jobs to US workers. The proposal seeks to require online advertising for employers applying for temporary labor certifications.

Currently, the requirement is the publication of two print advertisements. The new rule would require an online job ad for at least two weeks (14 days). This would modernize the program and make recruitment requirements more likely to reach American workers. For many employers, online job listings are already part of current recruitment efforts.

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Colorado Springs Utilities scores first-ever Hire Vets Medallion Award Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 02:00 AM

hirevets.govALCC member Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) received an award for their efforts to recruit, employ, and retain U.S. veterans. CSU earned a Platinum Award (for large employers) in the Hire Vets Medallion Program.

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Colorado landscape companies receive Newman Awards for landscape architecture Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 02:00 AM

awardDesigns by Sundown and Designscapes Colorado received the two honors bestowed in the category of landscape architecture at the 2018 Newman Awards. The Robert & Judi Newman Awards for excellence in classical and traditional design honor the design achievements of those in a region that includes Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming. 

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Video: How to plant a tree Email
Written by CO State Forest Service   
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 01:00 AM

videoKeith Wood hosts this video from Colorado State Forest Service about the proper planting of a balled-and-burlapped tree. 

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