Variety of Activities Offered During Second Week of Workforce Development Month

For immediate release

Date: September 7, 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


September has been declared Workforce Development Month by Governor John Hickenlooper and each week during the month state and county run employment offices called Workforce Centers are partnering with the Department of Labor and Employment, spotlighting a variety of services and resources available to job seekers and employers.

Among the free workforce development events scheduled for the second week in September are these:

September 11:  The American Job Center Serving Jefferson County (3500 Illinois Street in Golden) will hold a recruitment event for Sodexo from 11 am to 3 pm.  Come meet with a team member to talk about their open positions!

September 12:  Every Tuesday afternoon in September, the Craig, Steamboat Springs, Frisco and Glenwood Springs Workforce Centers hold workshops for job seekers.  The 1-hour workshops focus on such topics as how to make a great first impression, how to best utilize the services offered at your local Workforce Center, effective online job search techniques, resume building tips and more.

Participants can either attend in person (for the addresses of the Northwest and Rural Resort Workforce Centers, go to Colorado.gov/cdle/wfc) or they can log in from home on a PC or mobile device.  To register for an upcoming workshop, go to www.connectingcolorado.com.

September 12:  The American Job Center Serving Jefferson County (3500 Illinois Street in Golden) will hold a recruitment event for Kleen Tech from 10 am to 2 pm.  Come meet with a team member to talk about their open positions!

September 13:  The Montrose Workforce Center (504 N. 1st Street) will hold a hiring event for Russell Stover Candies.  of the Among the events taking place during this first week in September will be an online workshop 

September 14:  Fueled by a shortage of qualified workers in home building, leaders in Colorado’s construction industry has launched the Colorado Home Building Academy, a school that will elevate and support youth and adults interested in careers in home building.  On September 14, representatives of the Home Building Academy will provide an overview of their efforts.  The discussion runs from 9 am to 11 am at 445 West 53rd Place in Denver.

September 15:  Arapahoe/Douglas Works at 6974 South Lima Street in Centennial offers a workshop about the Americans With Disability Act from 10 – 11 am.  If you have questions about employer and/or employee responsibilities or what reasonable accommodations are, this workshop, conducted by counselors from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, can answer those questions.  To register, go to adworks.org and click on “Upcoming Events.”

There are also several virtual job fairs taking place right now and throughout the second week of September at www.connectingcolorado.org.  For details about these and other events, see the Department of Labor and Employment’s calendar at https://www.colorado.gov/cdle.  Events will also be posted to Facebook and Twitter.

Workforce Development Month is a time to focus on creating a stronger and more competitive Colorado.  In his proclamation, Governor Hickenlooper notes that “In working together, we can solve the toughest problems.  Colorado is finding approaches that will expand apprenticeships, encourage more diversity in hiring, enhance regional workforce development and ensure that Colorado is the best place to work in America.”