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Press Release: State Labor Department Highlights No-Cost Services for Employers and Job Seekers During Week Two of Workforce Development Month

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(DENVER) — During the second week of Workforce Development Month, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) will be highlighting the many no-cost services the 52 Workforce Centers statewide provide to both job seekers and employers alike. While the first week of the annual month-long celebration was all about the Future Of Work, week two will bring attention to how Colorado’s Workforce System gives employers a Competitive Edge by improving job quality to recruit the best talent and by giving job seekers the tools they need to  jumpstart their careers. 

CDLE recognizes Workforce Development Month every year by focusing attention on the critical role workforce development services play in Colorado’s commitment to support a thriving environment for workers and employers throughout the state. 

While many Coloradans may be familiar with CDLE’s suit of services for job seekers including the state’s labor exchange, ConnectingColorado.com, employers may not realize they have access to recruiting and hiring support in today’s tight labor market like the Job Quality Framework that provides practical steps employers can take to improve job quality. A highlight of additional resources are listed below:

Services for Employers

Services for Job Seekers

  • CO Career Trail Guide: Delivers data-driven career recommendations for you to explore new career paths that may leverage your skills in a new way, boost your income, or for which there are many jobs available in Colorado. 
  • Strengthening Photovoltaic and Renewable Careers (SPARC) Workforce Development Program:  Provides high-quality education and training opportunities to create high-paying jobs that ultimately support the protection of Colorado’s environment. 
  • Colorado Pathway Home Grant: Provide pre- and post-release employment and training services to justice-involved individuals. 
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA): Provides a variety of benefits for workers who have lost their jobs due to foreign competition including retraining, job search assistance, relocation assistance, extensions of Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits and/or a wage subsidy for those 50 years of age or older who  start a full time job that pays less than previous trade certified employment.

CDLE’s Workforce Development Month website has more resources for both job seekers and employers along with a calendar of workforce development events happening statewide. Among the events happening during the second week of September:

  • September 12 - 10:30 AM - 12 p.m.
    Resume and Cover Letter Workshop 
    Focused on the importance of customizing your resume, attendees will learn how to write effective accomplishment statements, how to produce a cover letter and a professional reference list. 
    Location: Broomfield Workforce Center
    100 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO

 

  • Wednesday, September 13 · 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    What is the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)? 
    Learn how the WIOA program serves eligible adults and youth by helping employers meet their workforce needs and providing workers with individualized career guidance, job search assistance, and other services needed to obtain and maintain employment.
    Virtual Event on Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/syg-pnrt-gdp
    Or dial: ‪(US) +1 413-284-2908‬ PIN: ‪964 509 371‬#

 

  • Wednesday, September 13 at 1 p.m.
    Digital Literacy Resources and Information Session
    Join the Broomfield Workforce Center and Broomfield Library to enhance your digital literacy skills. This session is perfect for anyone looking to reskill and upskill in the workforce. 
    Location: Broomfield Workforce Center
    100 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO

 

  • Thursday, September 14 at 10 a.m.
    Colorado Department of Corrections Hiring Event 
    Location:  Cañon City Workforce Center
    3224 Independence Road
    Cañon City, CO 81212
    Contact us at (719) 275-7408 or cdle_canon_city_wfc@state.co.us 

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