Gov. Jared Polis Joins 20+ State Agencies in Rural State Job and Resource Fair

For immediate release
Date: November 25, 2019\
Contact: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Amelia Tenne at 303.318.8004 or Cher Haavind at 303.318.8003

(Denver) -- This past Saturday, as part of his statewide listening tour, Governor Jared Polis joined more than 20 state agencies at a job fair in the Western Slope’s Montrose. The event, titled “State Agency Job and Resource Fair,” featured job opportunities with the state and educated attendees about the many no-cost resources workforce centers provide. The more than 100 attendees also took advantage of the pre-employment workshops available at the fair.

“We’re thrilled to see such interest in state and local government jobs and resources," said Joe Barela, Executive Director of CDLE. “Government benefits when Coloradans living in rural areas join civil service; in addition to the considerable talents these workers bring to the job, they also provide an important and unique perspective, as they know the needs of their communities better than anyone else."

Barela also noted that many attendees learned about local employment resources available: "As automation and artificial intelligence transform the way we work, it’s important that Coloradans know they don’t have to navigate this new landscape alone. Support is out there; through our many workforce centers, people can learn how to remain competitive in a changing labor market."