Governor Hickenlooper Declares November "Hire a Veteran First" Month

For immediate release

Date: November 9, 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


Governor Hickenlooper has declared November “Hire A Veteran First” Month. With Veterans Day falling every year on November 11, the month has long been a time to honor our veterans and ensure they are returning home to opportunity. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and its network of veteran employment specialists in Workforce Centers throughout Colorado will be hosting events to help connect veterans with employers and training resources to lead to good paying jobs.

CDLE’s veterans employment specialists provide assistance to veterans in finding employment, acquiring skills and planning for the future.  Each year, these specialists – who are themselves veterans – offer a full spectrum of services.  So far this year, almost 19,000 veterans have received services through their local Workforce Center.

This November, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) is also helping make those connections with the redesigned Hire a Colorado Vet website. This website provides veterans with employment and training information and provides employers with information on the benefits of hiring those who have served.

At the site, veterans can also learn about hiring events and resource fairs in November including those below.

Job Seeker Online Workshops for Northwest & Rural Resort Region: Sign up for these free weekly online job seeker workshops each Tuesdaybeginning at 2pm. You can attend in person at the Workforce Center or login from your home PC or personal device. These workshops provide individual career coaching, networking ideas & making a great first impression!

Thursday, November 16: Fort Carson Mini-Job Fair: Don’t miss this hiring event at Fort Carson where Department of Defense Operation Warfighter and Education and Employment Initiative Regional Coordinator Craig Whiting will be available to discuss employment opportunities or other resources.

Employers interested in learning more about hiring veterans and what these job candidates can contribute to a business should contact their nearest Workforce Center or go to http://hireacoloradovet.gov/ for more information.