Denver Mayor Nominates Jaime Lewis as New RTD Board Member

Denver, CO – In response to the recent resignation of former RTD Board of Directors District A representative Kate Williams, Denver Mayor Mike Johnston has nominated Jaime Lewis to fill the vacancy. Lewis, a seasoned transit advisor for the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, has a wealth of experience advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. District A, one of RTD’s most populated public transportation service areas, encompasses nearly all downtown Denver’s business district and a significant portion of southeast Denver County. This area is vital to the city’s transportation network, featuring key routes such as the free 16th Street Mall ride, the RTD train business district loop, and numerous bus… Read More

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VF Corp

VF Corp Confirms Global Workforce Reduction, Including Denver Layoffs

Denver-based apparel giant VF Corp (NYSE: VFC) recently confirmed its decision to lay off approximately 500 employees worldwide as part of its new strategic initiative, “Project Reinvent.” This move aims to enhance brand-building efforts and improve operational performance, including eliminating 30 positions in Denver, where the company relocated its headquarters in 2019. VF Corp, one of the world’s leading apparel, footwear, and accessories companies, boasts a portfolio of renowned brands like Vans, The North Face, Timberland, and Dickies. However, the company faced challenges in its recent second-quarter fiscal 2024 results, reporting a 2% decline in revenue and a $1.16 per share loss. The company’s earnings report outlined the “Project Reinvent”… Read More

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Denver Real Estate: Growing Inventory, Slower Sales, and Rising Prices Create a New Landscape

Denver’s real estate landscape is shifting as inventory levels rise, sales slow down, and sellers accept less than their asking prices. Despite these changes, the dream of homeownership in the Denver metro area is becoming increasingly expensive. The monthly Denver Metro Association of Realtors Market Trends report for November, which covers October’s real estate activity, was released recently. This comprehensive report examines both monthly and yearly trends in the Denver metro area’s real estate market, spanning the 11-county metro Denver region, including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, and Park counties. One notable trend is the decline in new listings, which saw a significant drop… Read More

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Hiring event

Join the RTD Team: Hiring Event Oct 2-3, $4,000 Bonus for Bus Drivers, Mechanics & More

RTD is having a hiring event. Bus drivers, mechanics, and other frontline positions are being sought by the Regional Transportation District, which is offering a $4,000 hiring bonus. In Denver’s RiNo neighborhood, the two-day event will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3. Starting wages for RTD bus operators are $24.96, and no prior experience is required. General repair mechanics at RTD start at $31.46 an hour, while body shop technicians begin at $29.10. These key positions – and many others, such as signal power maintainers, electro-mechanics, and specific IT and cybersecurity roles – remain eligible for a $4,000 signing bonus.… Read More

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Denver Ranked as 4th Best City for Startups

Denver Startup Week just concluded and there couldn’t be better timing for the news: the Mile High City was just ranked as one of the top 10 rising cities for startups by Forbes magazine in partnership with Revolution.¬†Denver was ranked as the 4th best city for startups after Columbus, St. Louis, and Atlanta. Following Denver, other cities that made the top ten include Cincinnati, Baltimore, Portland, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, and Charlotte.

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