Connecting Talent With Opportunity

The Colorado Workforce System provides individuals with the tools and resources they need to find and keep jobs that pay enough to support them and their families, and to meet the talent needs of local businesses. Services range from basic career services to individualized career services and training, and include assistance such as:

  • A database of job openings, job referrals, and job fairs
  • Résumé assistance and help with interviewing skills
  • Skill assessments
  • Work-based learning such as paid internships and apprenticeships
  • Classroom training that results in new skills, credentials and licenses

The workforce system provides basic career services at no cost to the general public. Individualized and training services are provided to targeted groups such as adults who are low income or need specialized assistance, and dislocated workers who lost employment through no fault of their own.

If you are a job seeker or an employer seeking talent, visit: Connecting Colorado. 

2014-2015 Results

The data used to measure success are collected on an on-going basis for everyone served by the Colorado Workforce System. The factors below, Entered Employment, Job Retention, and Average Earnings, show the impact that the workforce system had during program year July 2014 – June 2015 for the general public, Adults, and Dislocated Workers.  

Entered employment rate

This rate refers to the percentage of individuals who find a job as a result of services provided through the workforce system.
General Public

62.04%

Adult Program

85.34%

Dislocated Worker Program

86.90%

Job Retention Rate

This rate refers to the percentage of individuals who are employed 6 months after they start a job.
General Public

82.02%

Adult Program

88.90%

Dislocated Worker Program

90.39%

Average Earnings

Average earnings refers to the average annual salary individuals earn after they find a job and start work.
General Public

$32,788

Adult Program

$39,304

Dislocated Worker Program

$43,330

Meet William

Meet Janice

Workforce Challenge
Workforce centers aren't just for the unemployed or the underemployed, they are also for those who might be working but want to find their "dream job" in another field - just ask Janice!
Janice, a veteran of the United States Navy, spent two long years working jobs that paid the bills but really didn't give her much internal satisfaction.

Workforce Solution
But Janice wouldn't give up; she was a real trooper as she diligently searched for her dream job as an alcohol and drug abuse case manager at the Canon City Workforce Center, polished her resume, participated in mock interviews, networked, took countless assessments, and relentlessly used the computers at the Resource Center in her job search.
Janice passionately wanted to make a difference in people's lives and help them succeed.
She was convinced that helping people was her life's calling and the Navy veteran just couldn't give the dream up.

Outcomes & Benefits
Finally, after two years of relentless searching, Janice found her dream job as a drug and alcohol counselor at a nationally recognized health care facility in Canon City, Colorado.
Diligence, tenacity and hard work finally paid off!
"Most importantly," Janice said, "it was the team at the Canon City Workforce Center that kept me going with their encouragement, friendly customer service and helpful demeanor. Canon City Workforce Center is a fantastic resource. It is the largest source of jobs in the area, maybe even in the nation. I give it a ten in the area of customer service and always felt welcome."
Congratulations to Janice as she reached for her employment stars and was finally able to catch one.

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