Press Release: Labor Department Hosts Job Fair Focused on Outdoor Recreation Opportunities Statewide

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Join us for the 2023 Statewide Outdoor Recreation Job Fair

(DENVER) — The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) is hosting a virtual job fair to connect job seekers with opportunities in outdoor recreation across the state. Scheduled just before the start of summer, attendees will get to speak with hiring managers, get application support and participate in on-the-spot interviews for positions across the recreation industry including lifeguards, umpires, referees and more. Attendees will be able to explore both seasonal and permanent opportunities with summer school programs, national and state parks, sporting venues, public and private recreation centers and more!

Public and private recreation districts across the state are eager to start their seasonal hiring after experiencing a lifeguard shortage last year. That shortage prompted Governor Jared Polis’ Pools Special Initiative 2022. 154 lifeguards were trained, hired and received an incentive payment as a result of last year’s program. Not limited to just lifeguard positions, this Outdoor Recreation Job Fair intends to ensure Colorado’s recreation industry is supported and properly staffed through Colorado’s summer season and beyond. 

“Our beautiful state has over 300 days of sunshine, and our citizens engage in recreation year-round as a result of our rich natural amenities and robust tourism industry,” said Colorado Governor Jared Polis. “Employers across the state are looking for the talent, skills, and experience from job seekers from all corners of the state to make Colorado a great place to live, work and play.” 

WHAT: Statewide Outdoor Recreation Job Fair

WHO: Jobseekers will get an opportunity to speak to the following employers about their open positions in outdoor recreation:

  • City & County of Broomfield
  • City and County of Denver-Department of Parks and Recreation
  • City of Englewood
  • City of Lafayette Parks, Recreation and Open Space
  • City of Pueblo-Civil Service
  • City of Woodland Park
  • Colorado Department of Natural Resources 
  • Conservation Legacy
  • Elk Creek Marina, LLC
  • Foothills Park and Recreation District
  • Garden of the Gods Resort and Club
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Impact Logistics, LLC
  • Town of Timnath


  • Thursday, May 4, 2023
  • 2:30 - 6 p.m.*
  • *Veterans and their spouses will be offered priority of service with early access. The event will start at 2 p.m. for veterans, active duty, guard, reserve and their spouses. The general public will be admitted at 2:30 p.m.


  • This is a Virtual Only event. Job seekers and employers can register here.  



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