Press Releases

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: CDLE Highlights Skills of Workers With Disabilities During Disability Employment Awareness Month

In recognition of the significant contributions of Colorado’s workers with disabilities, Governor Jared Polis signed a proclamation declaring October Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM), whose 2021 theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.”

Media Advisory: Division of Oil and Public Safety Releases Report of Findings on September 5th Fatality at Glenwood Caverns Amusement Park

(DENVER) - Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Division of Oil and Public Safety released the final report of findings on the fatality at the Haunted Mine Drop amusement ride at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. On September 5th, 6-year old Wongel Estifanos fell to her death on the Haunted Mine Drop ride.

Press Release: Colorado Employment Situation – August 2021 5,600 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in August; Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.9%

According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point in August to 5.9 percent. This marks the first time since March 2020 that the state’s unemployment rate has been below six percent. The national unemployment rate also declined by two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.2 percent.

Press Release: CDLE to Highlight Economic Recovery Resources for Workers and Employers During Workforce Development Month

In recognition of the critical role workforce development services play in advancing Colorado’s economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic, Governor Jared Polis signed a proclamation declaring September Workforce Development Month. The signing follows the passing of 53 bills to support Colorado’s recovery as part of its Colorado Comeback.

Colorado’s Workforce System Continues to Connect Job Seekers with Apprenticeships, Supported by $500 Scholarships for New Apprentices

Coloradans entering registered apprenticeship programs are now eligible to receive up to $500 scholarship through an exciting partnership with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and the state’s workforce system.