Governor’s Summer Job Hunt Program Wraps Up 35th Year

(DENVER) – With school back in session, summer has come to its inevitable end.  And with the end of the season comes the conclusion of the 2015 Governor’s Summer Job Hunt.  Every year since its inception in 1981, the program has promoted successful entry into the workforce through education and workplace experience that leads to self-sufficiency.

“This year, Workforce Centers across Colorado provided almost 30,000 young people with assistance in résumé writing, interviewing skills, and job-search strategies,” says Department of Labor and Employment Executive Director Ellen Golombek. “State and county-run Workforce Centers connected many high school and college students with summer jobs thanks to community-minded businesses.  Every employer who hired a young person this summer was working in collaboration with our schools to build and strengthen our future workforce.”

In an awards ceremony held at the end of the program year, the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt presented awards to 9 employers and 7 teens at the Governor’s Executive Residence in Denver.

The Governor’s Summer Job Hunt offers more than job opportunities.  It gives them the tools and self-confidence to be successful.  And although the program’s 35th year has come to a close, the services are provided year round.  Workforce Boulder County offers workshops and counseling in résumé writing, interviewing skills and job search strategies to help young people gain a competitive edge in their job hunt.

For Immediate Release

Date:    October 8, 2015

Contact:    Office of Government, Policy and Public Relations

Phone:    Cher Haavind at (303) 318-8003 or Bill Thoennes at (303) 318-8004