Press Releases

Call for Applications: Funding Opportunity to Launch and Expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs Statewide

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s (CDLE) Office of the Future of Work (OFOW) is encouraging employers, registered apprenticeship sponsors, intermediaries, and education or training providers to apply for the Scale-Up Grant Program, a multi-round funding opportunity that will support the growth of registered apprenticeship opportunities statewide.

Press Release: Deadline Is Feb. 2 For Those Affected By Marshall Fire To Apply For Disaster Unemployment Assistance

(DENVER) — The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) today reminded those impacted by the Marshall Fire in Boulder County that the deadline to apply for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits is Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

Press Release: New Pilot Program Provides Customized, No-Cost Career Services to Workers with Disabilities as Their Unemployment Rate Surges

To address the high unemployment rate for workers with disabilities and the increased demand for skilled workers by employers, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s (CDLE) Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and Workforce Development Programs (WDP), along with local workforce areas, are launching a program to better connect people with disabilities to training and employment opportunities.

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.