State Labor Department Supports Healthcare Talent Pipeline with New Website

(DENVER) -- Gov. John Hickenlooper has declared the week of April 4 as Careers In Healthcare Week. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is participating in the focus on healthcare by helping to educate Coloradans about the need for a strong workforce for the industry.

Careers in Healthcare Week runs from April 4 – 8 and as part of the week’s activities, the agency announced today the introduction of a new page of its website, designed to increase public awareness of the diverse careers in the medical profession.

The site offers an elegant, consumer-centric design that showcases the importance of the healthcare industry to Colorado’s economy and the personal benefits associated with choosing a career in healthcare.

The website, www.colorado.gov/cdle/healthcare-careers is a way to peruse current job listings posted at state and county employment offices statewide.  Some require a Ph.D. and others only need some on-the-job training. The site serves as companion pieces to three additional sites. Used together, they become a kind of healthcare careers toolkit.

The other three sites include:

LMI Gateway (www.colmigateway.com), where students and job seekers can explore healthcare careers and match skills with occupations.

College in Colorado (www.collegeincolorado.org) was initiated by the Department of Higher Education and helps Coloradans break down barriers to postsecondary degrees and create a plan for success. The website offers a one-stop resource to help students and parents plan, apply and pay for college.

Connecting Colorado (www.connectingcolorado.com) is the state’s largest online job board run by the Department of Labor and Employment. It connects job seekers with employers and to Workforce Centers where they can get the necessary education and credentials for well- paying healthcare jobs.


For Immediate Release

Date:    April 4, 2016

Contact:    Office of Government, Policy and Public Relations

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

Web:    http://www.colorado.gov/cdle