Business briefs for Dec. 7, 2003

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Airport security jobs open at YVRA

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The Transportation Security Administration is accepting job applications for part-time security screener jobs with federal benefits at airports in Colorado, including Yampa Valley Regional Airport near Hayden.

"Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, TSA was able to keep the checkpoint lines for most passengers to under 10 minutes," said Adm. James M. Loy, administrator of TSA. "Additional part-time positions at various airports will help TSA to extend this success throughout the year."

For information on how to apply, visit www.tsa.gov and click on "Employment," or visit https://tsacareers.recruitsoft.com. Candidates can call TSA Recruitment Services at 1-800-887-1895.

Part-time security salaries will depend upon a screener's work schedule. Hourly wages can range from $11.30 to $16.96 depending on experience, plus locality pay. Part-time security screeners also are eligible for federal benefits including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, paid annual (vacation) and sick leave. The amount of the premium paid for both health and life insurance and retirement as well as accrued annual (vacation) and sick leave are based upon the work schedule.

Transportation security screeners' duties include providing frontline security and protection by identifying dangerous objects in baggage and on passengers. Their job is to prevent those objects from being transported onto aircraft by using diverse, cutting-edge electronic detection and imaging equipment, as well as using the lessons learned from a concentrated training curriculum.

Tourism slightly off

last year's numbers

The number of visitors expected in Steamboat Springs on Saturday was several hundred below the corresponding Saturday in 2002.

As of Wednesday, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association was projecting 4,600 people would spend the night in lodges here. That compares with 4,900 last year. Mountain hotels were expected to be 33 percent full and mountain condos were expected to be 25 percent full, several points below last season. However, downtown lodging properties were expected to be up 7 percent over last year at 18 percent full.

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