Variety of Activities Offered During the Third Week of Workforce Development Month

For immediate release

Date: September 15, 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

September has been declared Workforce Development Month by Governor John Hickenlooper and each week during the month workforce centers across the state will be hosting a variety of hiring events and resource fairs for job seekers and employers.

Below is a list of free workforce development events scheduled for the third week in September:

September 18:  Montrose Workforce Center Open House

The Montrose Workforce Center at 504 North 1st Street will hold an Open House from 2 to 4 pm on September 18.  The Open House will focus on the Adult Education services available from the Workforce Center.  If you are in need of skills sought by employers, visit with staff at this Open House and learn about the pathways to training programs they offer.

September 19:  Project Homeless Connect Resource Fair

Project Homeless Connect is a free resource fair for homeless and at-risk individuals and families. During this one day event (9 am to 3 pm at the Colorado Convention Center), clients are able to access an array of services ranging from ID services, housing services, clothing banks, vision check and healthcare to veterans services, childcare, pet care and much more.  Free child care is available during the event.  Representatives from the Denver Office of Workforce Development will offer résumé workshops, job search guidance and a job fair for those ready to make the step toward employment.

September 19: Customer Appreciation Events

The Alamosa Workforce Center (407 State Avenue, Suite C) and the Monte Vista Workforce Center (2079 Sherman Avenue) will both hold Customer Appreciation Events on September 19 from 9 to 11 am.  Meet the staff at both workforce centers and learn how they can help you meet your goals.

September 19:  3E Expo and Career Fair

The E’s in the title refer to Entrepreneurship, Education and Employment and this event helps connect people with all three E’s.  In addition to the Career Fair, there is an Expo that presents guest speakers and connects participants with a wealth of information about starting a business.

September 19: Workforce Development Trends

The Pueblo Workforce Center (212 West 3rd Street) offers this free seminar for job seekers from 1 - 3 pm. The seminar will cover the things job seekers need to know to be competitive in their job search and successful in their career.  Among the topics: workplace behavior, communication skills, resume writing, interviewing for a job and the use of social media. Contact the Pueblo Workforce Center at 719-562-3731 for more information or to reserve your seat for this training. 

September 19:  September Job Fair at Arapahoe/Douglas Works

There’s a hiring event at Arapahoe Douglas Works (6954 S. Lima Street in Centennial) almost every week but this is one of the biggest.  Among the participating employers will be American Family Insurance, Macy’s, Comcast, Dish Network, UPS and Sam’s Club.  The job fair runs from 10 am to noon at the workforce center.  To register, go to and click on “Upcoming Events.”

September 20:  Denver Path to Payday Job Fair

Join Denver Workforce Services at the Westside Workforce Center (1200 Federal Blvd.) on September 20 from 10 am to 1 pm for the Path to Payday Job Fair.  Be prepared to meet with employers that have immediate hiring needs from entry to mid level positions. Come dressed for success and ready to impress! For more information, call 720-930-4331.

September 21:  Montrose Hiring Event for Elwood Staffing

The Montrose Workforce Center at 504 North 1st Street will host a hiring event for Elwood Staffing from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  The company is seeking candidates for a number of positions including Manufacturing, Clerical, Production, General Labor, Concrete Labor, Secondary Machinist and Data Entry.

September 21:  Hiring Event for Clay Dean Electric

Representatives from this business will be at Arapahoe/Douglas Works, 6974 S. Lima Street in Centennial to talk with job seekers about apprentice and journeyman Electrician job opportunities.  They will also be collecting resumes and conducting interviews.

September 21:  Webinar: How Employers Can Earn Tax Credits

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit that encourages employers to hire targeted groups of job seekers. WOTC can reduce employer federal tax liability by as much as $2,400 to $9,600 per new hire. On September 21 at 2 pm, the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment hosts a webinar for employers to learn more about the program and how to apply. To register for this online event, go to

In addition, there are several virtual job fairs taking place right now at  For details about these and other events, visit 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.”