Clovis One-Stop Career Center renegotiationg services, lease

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 […]

ENMU to receive funding for Hispanics

Eastern New Mexico University will receive $280,000 to help serve underserved students and develop workforce skills, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. As one of the state’s four Hispanic-serving institutions, ENMU will receive federal grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Between ENMU, the University […]

Portales Workforce Connections office closed temporarily

The New Mexico Workforce Connections One-Stop office in Portales is temporarily closed because of a transition in staffing, but all services are available at the Clovis office. Matt Barela, manager at the Clovis office, said Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso began a contract to staff the office July 1, and the office closed that day until […]

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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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Area community colleges are offering programs designed to help students earn state certification allowing them to enter the workforce with more opportunities. For many, a traditional four-year college education such as programs offered at Eastern New Mexico University is just not an option. While ENMU has adjusted to offer […]

Mayor to join workforce board

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Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. has been appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson as a member of the New Mexico Workforce Development Board through Dec. 31, 2012. Ortega was sworn in by City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry at City Hall on Thursday. The board exists in state and federal statute to ensure workers across the state have […]

Workforce center holds open house

Employers in the Portales area are invited to the New Mexico Workforce Connection-Roosevelt County center for an open house 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, 100 S. Avenue A, Suite 110. The center has new staff members and a new conference room that employers may use for interviewing job candidates. Staff members are offering presentations […]

Cummins Natural Gas Engines cuts workforce

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Clovis’ Cummins Natural Gas Engine laid off approximately 30 percent of its workforce last week. Sixteen employees — a dozen hourly workers assigned to the shop floor and four office workers —were let go, according to a company spokesman. The reduction brings the plant’s workforce to 39 employees. Cummins […]

Civilian employment at CAFB higher than expected

Freedom New Mexico 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 […]

Events Calendar July 27, 2008

TuesdayWorkforce meeting — 4 p.m. Roosevelt County Enterprise Center, 100 S. Ave. A. Information: 356-8541. FridayOld Lincoln Days — 8:30 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067. SaturdayOld Lincoln Days — 8:30 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067. SundayOld Lincoln Days — 3 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting […]

City backs down from workforce housing proposal

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The city of Portales backed away from the table Tuesday where they had been studying the feasiblility of workforce housing. In a unanimous vote during their regular meeting Portales city councilors decided to withdraw from a program that would have built 150 units of workforce housing on city-owned land […]

Career center unites programs

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter Individuals can receive a variety of services to better their future at the New Mexico Workforce Connection/Roosevelt County One-Stop Career Center. The two programs available to assist area residents are the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program. Clients for the TANF […]

Housing could be on city’s horizon

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer If the mayor and out-of-state developer UniDev have their way, hundreds of units of affordable housing could be on the horizon for Portales. UniDev, a housing developer from Maryland, made a presentation Thursday morning at Portales City Hall that included specifics about a possible workforce housing residential community. According […]

N.M. Labor Secretary visits region

By Jean Verlich: Freedom Newspapers 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. She […]

State gets funding to help job transitions

Staff and Wire Reports The U.S. Department of Labor has decided to award the state $1 million in job transition funds since it could be affected by the Pentagon’s plans to close Cannon Air Force Base and transfer jobs from White Sands Missile Range. The funds would be used in eastern New Mexico to support […]