Press Releases

Press Release: CDLE’s Office of the Future of Work Highlights Employer Benefits of Apprenticeship During National Apprenticeship Week

In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s (CDLE) Office of the Future of Work (OFOW) will be highlighting how apprenticeships help employers address their skills gaps, future-proof their workforce, and improve their bottom line, serving both the supply and demand sides of the labor market to the benefit of workers, employers, and the economy. “Millions of workers nationwide are eager to upskill in order to remain competitive in a rapidly changing labor market. At the same time, employers are struggling to find the skilled talent they need to succeed,” said Katherine Keegan, Director of the OFOW. “National Apprenticeship Week gives us an opportunity to raise awareness of the employer benefits of hosting an apprenticeship program and we encourage employers to contact one of our Apprenticeship Consultants, who can help them determine if an apprenticeship program is right for their organization, and, if so, provide a wide range of services at no cost to employers, supporting them before, during, and after a program is launched.”

Press Release: Through Grant, Employers Can Find the COVID-19 Workers They Need, with Wages Covered 100%

Thanks to the COResponds grant, employers can mitigate the negative effects of the pandemic on their business by connecting with the temporary workers they need. In addition to providing employers with the talent they need to recover from COVID-19, the grant covers 100 percent of these workers’ wages.

Press Release: CDLE to Highlight Benefits of Apprenticeships to Employers and Workers During Apprenticeship Month

In recognition of the critical role apprenticeships play in strengthening Colorado’s workforce development pipeline and economy, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) will spend November celebrating Colorado Apprenticeship Month, which raises awareness of the benefits of apprenticeship programs to both employers and workers.

Press Release: As National Disability Employment Awareness Month Ends, CDLE Celebrates Shining Stars of Disability Employment

On October 29, 2021, the Colorado Division of Labor and Employment’s (CDLE) Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) honored employers and individuals who help advance workplaces inclusive of people with disabilities during its 5th annual Shining Stars of Disability Employment Awards ceremony.

Press Release: During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, CDLE Highlights Careers and Employment Opportunities for People With Disabilities

In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has chosen the week of October 25th to highlight careers and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Press Release: Education and Training Innovation Will Help Prepare Coloradans for the Future of Education and Work

In order to support the development of a career-responsive education and training system, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), in partnership with the Governor’s Office, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado Workforce Development Council, and business stakeholders, created the Office of Education and Training Innovation.

Press Release: During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, CDLE Highlights How Employers and Workers Can Create Inclusive Workplaces

In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has chosen the week of October 11th to highlight how employers and workers can create workplaces inclusive to people with disabilities.