Press Release: Colorado Workforce Centers and State’s Labor Department Partner to Host Virtual Job Fair Wednesday, February 24

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For Immediate Release
 

Date: February 22, 2021
Contact: Office of Government, Policy and Public Relations - cdle_pr@state.co.us
 

Colorado Workforce Centers and State’s Labor Department Partner to Host Virtual Job Fair Wednesday, February 24

(DENVER) -- Colorado Workforce Center in partnership with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) will host a virtual job fair on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 10 a.m. The job fair will be free for all Coloradans and can be accessed from any mobile device. Job seekers can also visit their local workforce center for help getting connected virtually. Nearly 400 businesses including Amazon, Centura Health and Waffle House have already signed up to participate. 

There are more than 150,000 jobs listed on OnwardCO.org and nearly 70,000 open jobs listed on ConnectingColorado.com right now. The industries with the most openings are:

  • Computer and Mathematical (21,411) 
  • Management (10,367)
  • Sales (8,171)
  • Food Preparation and Serving Related (2,843)

According to Emsi, the jobs listed most often in Colorado since the start of January are: 

  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers 
  • Retail Salespersons 
  • Computer Occupations 

 

The details for Wednesday’s job fair are as follows:

WHAT: A virtual job fair to help Colorado’s unemployed workers get connected to open positions.

WHEN: On Wednesday, February 24. Early access for Veterans at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and the general public access from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

WHERE: To attend the Virtual Job Fair,  job seekers can register for the event here.

Work search requirements were recently reinstated as part of the eligibility process to receive unemployment benefits as an added boost to get unemployed Coloradans closer to their career goals. Participating in this job fair is just one of many activities that would satisfy these work search requirements.

Colorado Workforce Centers hold regular, no-cost trainings and job fairs that can help unemployed Coloradans get rehired. Upcoming workshops and training opportunities are available on the CDLE website. Colorado Workforce Centers also offer free one-on-one sessions with career counselors, resume assistance and networking opportunities. Due to the current public health guidelines, job seekers are asked to call their local workforce center before visiting in-person. 
 
OnwardCO.org provides people affected by the pandemic housing, food, training, and employment. Job seekers can search for jobs and training using the OnwardCO.org intuitive system. My Colorado Journey connects job seekers and students to careers, education planning and support resources through a guided process that drives action and goal completion: Mycoloradojourney.com.

 

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