A second disturbance will bring another round of snow showers to the Front Range this afternoon and early evening. While not as heavy as yesterday, some additional light accumulations over the higher terrain will be possible, including Teller and Northern El Paso Counties. Highs in the 30s and 40s will feel colder when factoring a blustery northwest wind. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
The California-based Atmel manufacturing plant laid off 140 workers in Colorado Springs Tuesday.That's in addition to 60 employees that were laid off in December of 2012. A spokesperson for the company says it is because of "weak economic conditions".
The company says the plant has been operating between 70 and 80 percent capacity for more than a year now, and the economy has not allowed them to rehire.
Barry Pettis, a former computer programer for Atmel, says "It's really scary, I mean the bills still have to get paid. I dont know what I'm going to do."
Atmel Corporation specializes in microcontrolers, and touch screen technology. In December of 2012, the company employed around 1,300 workers in Colorado Springs.
A spokesperson notes that they are trying to help the workers they lay off find another job, and plan to rehire when the economy improves.
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