Public Invited to Pueblo Meeting on Delivering Quality Workforce Services to Disabled Job Seekers

(DENVER) -- In March, Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation into law that will transfer the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) from the Department of Human Services into the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE).

The legislation mandated that public meetings be conducted throughout the state to allow the public, including individuals with disabilities, opportunities to provide input. A meeting has been scheduled in Pueblo on October 13.

            When:     October 13, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
            Where:    Pueblo Workforce Center
                    212 West 3rd Street, Pueblo, CO

“The meeting will continue an important dialogue between the Department of Labor and Employment and the disability community,” says Executive Director Ellen Golombek “The information shared with us at this meeting – and what we have learned at other meetings -- will help guide our work in developing legislation that will complete the transition and ensure its success.”

For more information about this meeting, visit or call 303-318-8008.

Note: American Sign Language interpretation and wheelchair access have been arranged. Reasonable accommodation or the services of a spoken language interpreter will happily be provided on request by contacting Lara Lemley at or 303-318-8008.

Although we welcome these requests anytime, providing adequate notice increases our ability to effectively meet your needs. For those who use public transportation, please contact Pueblo Transit 719-553-2725 to plan your trip.

For Immediate Release

Date:    September 23, 2015
Contact:    Office of Government, Policy and Public Relations
Phone:    Bill Thoennes at (303) 318-8004 or Cher Haavind at (303) 318-8003