enhttp://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/category/candidatesJ. Kent Staffing : Headlines : What's New For Candidates Denver’s Minimum Wage Could Increase to $13.80 Effective Jan. 1, 2020 http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/denver-s-minimum-wage-could-increase-to-13-80-effective-jan-1-2020 http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/denver-s-minimum-wage-could-increase-to-13-80-effective-jan-1-2020/comments 2019-10-14T00:00:00-05:00 What's New For Candidates http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/denver-s-minimum-wage-could-increase-to-13-80-effective-jan-1-2020 <p> In 2019, through HB19-1210, the Colorado legislature gave local governments the power to set citywide minimum wages at a higher rate than the statewide minimum wage. Currently, the Colorado statewide minimum wage is $11.20 per hour, set to increase to $12.00 per hour on Jan. 1, 2020. No city i Event Season is in Full Swing in Denver and at J. Kent Staffing! http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/event-season-is-in-full-swing-in-denver-and-at-j-kent-staffing http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/event-season-is-in-full-swing-in-denver-and-at-j-kent-staffing/comments 2019-08-06T00:00:00-05:00 What's New For Candidates http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/event-season-is-in-full-swing-in-denver-and-at-j-kent-staffing <p> We are currently in the heart of Denver&rsquo;s busy event season, which typically runs from May through October of each year. J. Kent Staffing and its temporary employees love to keep busy with a variety of events - from sporting events, to concerts, to fairs, to trade shows, and conventions. Two Perks That Your Employees Want the Most http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/two-perks-that-your-employees-want-the-most http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/two-perks-that-your-employees-want-the-most/comments 2019-06-18T17:00:00-05:00 What's New For Candidates http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/two-perks-that-your-employees-want-the-most <p> Over the past decade we have been witnessing a shift away from the traditional 8:00 AM &ndash; 5:00 PM workspaces. Technology has helped pave the way for this, but the increasing need to both attract and retain top talent requires companies to consider changing their ways in terms of offering Pins For A Purpose - J. Kent Staffing Supports Special Olympics Colorado http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/pins-for-a-purpose-j-kent-staffing-supports-special-olympics-colorado http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/pins-for-a-purpose-j-kent-staffing-supports-special-olympics-colorado/comments 2019-05-19T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Candidates http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/pins-for-a-purpose-j-kent-staffing-supports-special-olympics-colorado <p> According to <a href="http://specialolympicsco.org">specialolympicsco.org</a>, &ldquo;The mission of Special Olympics Colorado is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving th New Announcements from Corporate Retailers on Increases in Minimum Wages http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/new-announcements-from-corporate-retailers-on-increases-in-minimum-wages http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/new-announcements-from-corporate-retailers-on-increases-in-minimum-wages/comments 2019-04-15T17:00:00-05:00 What's New For Candidates http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/new-announcements-from-corporate-retailers-on-increases-in-minimum-wages <p> With unemployment at historic lows, retailers are under pressure to find qualified employees and have been raising pay to lure or keep hourly and part-time workers, resulting in the following minimum hourly wage increases:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Target Corp</strong> &ndash; raising the mi J. Kent Staffing Wins ClearlyRated's 2019 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/j-kent-staffing-wins-clearlyrated-s-2019-best-of-staffing-client-and-talent-awards http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/j-kent-staffing-wins-clearlyrated-s-2019-best-of-staffing-client-and-talent-awards/comments 2019-03-19T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Candidates http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/j-kent-staffing-wins-clearlyrated-s-2019-best-of-staffing-client-and-talent-awards <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <span class="red"><strong><em>Earned by less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada</em></strong></span></p> <p> <strong>DENVER, COLORADO &ndash; MARCH 19, 2019 -</strong>&nbsp;J. Kent Staffing, a leading temporary, t No Job Opening, No Problem... Hiring the Best Without an Open Position http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/no-job-opening-no-problem-hiring-the-best-without-an-open-position http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/no-job-opening-no-problem-hiring-the-best-without-an-open-position/comments 2019-03-18T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Candidates http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/no-job-opening-no-problem-hiring-the-best-without-an-open-position <h2> Have you ever stumbled across or met with a great candidate for your company, but didn&rsquo;t hire them because you didn&rsquo;t have a current opening?</h2> <p> In today&rsquo;s continued tight candidate market, many companies are actively embracing a new strategy of stockpiling those co Bills for Colorado Employers to Watch this Legislative Session http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/bills-for-colorado-employers-to-watch-this-legislative-session http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/bills-for-colorado-employers-to-watch-this-legislative-session/comments 2019-02-12T17:00:00-05:00 What's New For Candidates http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/bills-for-colorado-employers-to-watch-this-legislative-session <p> <em style="color: rgb(138, 30, 23); font-size: 11px;">J. Kent Staffing is pleased to share this white paper authored by LaRona Mondt, Esq. and Wayne Penebaker, Esq., corporate attorneys with Messner Reeves LLP. Messner Reeves is a Denver-based full service business law firm.</em></p> <p> In Minimum Wages on the Rise - January 2019 Update http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/minimum-wages-on-the-rise-january-2019-update http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/minimum-wages-on-the-rise-january-2019-update/comments 2019-01-08T16:00:00-05:00 What's New For Candidates http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/minimum-wages-on-the-rise-january-2019-update <h3> Colorado&rsquo;s Minimum Wage - $11.10/hour</h3> <p> Effective January 1, 2019, Colorado&rsquo;s minimum wage has increased to $11.10/hour, a $.90/hour increase from $10.20 in 2018. Since the 2016 passage of The Colorado $12 Minimum Wage Amendment (also known as Amendment 70), Colorado&rsq Voting Leave (Colorado Law) and Politics in the Workplace http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/voting-leave-colorado-law-and-politics-in-the-workplace http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/voting-leave-colorado-law-and-politics-in-the-workplace/comments 2018-10-30T17:00:00-05:00 What's New For Candidates http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/voting-leave-colorado-law-and-politics-in-the-workplace <p> Fortunately, there are many options available today on how and when to vote (mail-in ballot is my personal favorite). But, as we all know, some people just like to head to the voting centers on Election Day and then proudly display their &ldquo;I VOTED&rdquo; sticker on their lapel. Employers What Is Your Company's Minimum Wage? http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/what-is-your-company-s-minimum-wage http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/what-is-your-company-s-minimum-wage/comments 2018-06-21T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Candidates http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/what-is-your-company-s-minimum-wage <h3> <strong>State &amp; Locale Minimum Wages on the Rise</strong></h3> <p> News articles and reports of minimum wage increases are a frequent occurence today. Some of the most notable are Seattle, with a current minimum wage of $15.00 per hour, and San Francisco&#39;s will increase to the same Starting Salaries on the Rise for New Bachelor Degrees http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/starting-salaries-on-the-rise-for-new-bachelor-degrees http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/starting-salaries-on-the-rise-for-new-bachelor-degrees/comments 2018-05-23T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Candidates http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/starting-salaries-on-the-rise-for-new-bachelor-degrees <h2> <strong>Congratulations to the Class of 2018! </strong></h2> <h3> <strong>Starting Salaries on the Rise for New Bachelor Degrees</strong></h3> <p> As Denver Recruiters, J. Kent Staffing has a strong niche of placing new grads into professional jobs. Good timing is certainly on their sid Don't Forget About the "I" in D&I http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/don-t-forget-about-the-i-in-d-i http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/don-t-forget-about-the-i-in-d-i/comments 2018-04-19T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Candidates http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/don-t-forget-about-the-i-in-d-i <h5> &nbsp;</h5> <h5> <span class="med-bold-red"><strong>D&amp;I = Diversity &amp; Inclusion</strong></span></h5> <p> Most companies today understand both the benefits and importance of recruiting and hiring a diverse workforce that includes a range of ages, ethnicities, religions, social cl Test Your Knowledge - 10 Interesting Denver Facts! http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/test-your-knowledge-10-interesting-denver-facts http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/test-your-knowledge-10-interesting-denver-facts/comments 2018-02-20T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Candidates http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/test-your-knowledge-10-interesting-denver-facts <div style="text-align: justify;"> <em><span class="med-bold-red"><span class="med-red">2nd Edition - Denver Fun Facts Quiz</span></span></em></div> <div> As a woman-owned Denver staffing agency since 1979, J. Kent Staffing loves the rich history of Denver and the new milestones that are contin