Governor’s Summer Job Hunt Program Wraps Up 37th Year

For immediate release

Date: October 5, 2017
Contact: Office of Government, Policy and Public Relations
Bill Thoennes at (303) 318-8004 or Cher Haavind at (303) 318-8003
Fax: (303) 318-8070
Web:  www.colorado.gov/cdle


(DENVER) – With school back in session, summer has come to its inevitable end. To mark the transition back to school, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) held a fall celebration in late September to honor some of the 2017 successes of the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt program, Colorado's oldest and most successful job placement service for young people.

Every year since its inception in 1981, the program has promoted the successful entry into the workforce through education and workplace experience.  In 2017, the workforce centers in Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Broomfield, Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Gilpin counties served more than 7,700 young people.

“Work experience is the best preparation for a successful transition from school to career and the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt is providing that experience for young people,” said CDLE Executive Director Ellen Golombek.  “It is helping them succeed in becoming lifelong learners, productive workers and self-sufficient citizens.”

At the annual fall celebration, held at the Governor’s Executive Residence, state and county-run employment offices called Workforce Centers honored 7 businesses for their mentorships and 12 young people for their exemplary work ethic.