Press release: AIR FORCE CUTS AFFECT 49 CIVILIAN POSITIONS AT CANNON

(From U.S. Air Force) CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – On Nov. 2 the Air Force announced several adjustments to the civilian workforce.

Workforce board negotiating service contract

Argen Duncan Representatives of the Eastern Area Workforce Development Board are negotiating a contract for fiscal and administrative services and renegotiating the lease for the Clovis One-Stop Career Center, according to information from the board’s meeting Tuesday in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. The board previously put out a request for proposals […]

Information on re-entering workforce features on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living Information on women re-entering the workforce, collar applications and making quick and nutritious dips will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lance Heft, a businessman, author and entrepreneur, has written a book titled “Your Turn to Win.” Heft will talk about tips […]

Workforce ready

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File photo Students of the building trades program at Mesalands Community College, build a house as part of their hands-on training. This house was being built earlier in the year. The construction is scheduled to last for two semesters. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Area community colleges are offering programs designed to help students […]

Workforce Connection hosting free effective work search skills class for women

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (November 9, 2009) — Looking for employment is never easy and can prove to be even more difficult when you have been out of the workforce for many years.

Cummins Natural Gas Engines cuts workforce

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CNJ Photo: Tony Bullocks Cummins Natural Gas Engine has a 40-year history with Clovis. The company laid off 16 employees last week because of economic hardship. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Cummins Natural Gas Engine laid off approximately 30 percent of its workforce last week. Sixteen employees — a dozen hourly workers assigned […]

Cannon looking to fill civilian positions

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base maintained a higher than expected civilian workforce during its transition to a special operations wing. The Civil Service workforce at Cannon dropped from 730 in 2006 to 570 at present. However, the civilian personnel office is looking to fill 50 positions on base, according to Cannon Public Affairs Spokesman […]

Adjusting wage rates hinders U.S. workforce

Freedom New Mexico Earlier this month, many people with

Workforce One Stop Center launched

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Liandro Castillo researches truck driving positions Tuesday in the career resource center at the New Mexico Workforce Connections One Stop Center. An official estimates about 600 people will use the center each week. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Local and state officials and business people gathered Tuesday morning for […]

Local Roundup: Thomas’ status to be discussed

CNJ staff Clovis city commissioners will go into an executive session in today’s meeting to discuss personnel matters regarding City Manager Joe Thomas, Mayor David Lansford said. The meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lansford said the Commission will discuss Thomas’ status as city manager, but […]

Labor chief visits Clovis today

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor New Mexico Labor Secretary Betty Sparrow Doris is in Clovis today as part of a two-day visit to eastern New Mexico to lay groundwork for a more integrated approach in meeting the state’s employment needs. Doris met Tuesday in Portales with members of the Eastern Area Workforce Development Board. […]

Main Street building sparks interest

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A local workforce training organization is interested in buying a building on Main Street to unify its resources, according to officials. The Eastern Area Workforce Development Board is negotiating the purchase of the old Ace Pawn Shop on First and Main streets, according to Board Chairman Jimmie Shearer. Federal […]

Workforce assessment tricky job

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer More than half of 29 Clovis employers who participated in a Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce survey believe the area lacks a skilled workforce. Survey respondents also indicated that communication is the skill most lacking in job applicants and work ethic and drug use are the two biggest issues […]

Workforce development workshop Tuesday at Chamber of Commerce

CNJ staff The Clovis Industrial Development Corp. and the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will host a free workshop about workforce development from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Chamber’s offices. “Developing a Workforce for Tomorrow” is designed for employers to discuss workforce needs and identify and target occupations important to the county, according […]