Press Releases

Press Release: State Labor Dept: Paid Sick Leave Continues in 2022, new requirements took effect Jan 1.

(DENVER) - The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) is reminding workers and employers about paid sick leave requirements under the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA). As of January 1, 2022, no employers — public or private, and any size or industry — are exempt (other than the federal government), and no employees are exempt either (other than some railroad employees).

Press Release: Colorado Work-Related Fatalities Decreased in 2020

The CFOI program conducted by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Office of Labor Market Information (LMI), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), reveals Colorado had 78 work-related fatalities in 2020. Nationally, a total of 4,764 workers died from a work-related injury in the U.S. in 2020, a 10.7 percent decrease from the 5,333 workers in 2019.

Press Release: Talent Pipeline Report Helps Advance a Data-Informed Economic Recovery

DENVER - Today, the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) released the eighth annual Talent Pipeline Report, which analyzes and explains relevant labor market information, highlights pandemic data and recovery strategies, and provides data-informed recommendations to enhance the talent pipeline in Colorado.

The 2021 Talent Pipeline report identifies:

Press Release: New Bill Will Help Coloradans Get High-Quality Jobs in Renewable Energy Sector

New Bill Will Help Coloradans Get High-Quality Jobs in Renewable Energy Sector To equip Coloradans with the skills they need to obtain jobs in the growing renewable energy sector, Governor Jared Polis signed HB21-1149 into law on June 16, 2021. The bill will also help ensure that employers in the sector have the talent they need long term; it also advances one of the governor’s “Wildly Important Goals:” to transition the state to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040.