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 Ray

Workforce Challenge
Ray is a veteran who worked for a local non-profit for 17 years after retiring from the military. When he was laid off from his non-profit job, Ray was a mature worker who was not sure how to conduct a job search in today's market. Other than the military and non-profit experience he lacked diverse work experience and did not have an updated resume.

Workforce Solution
Ray was enrolled in the Dislocated Worker program at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. He received assistance updating his resume and preparing for interviews. Ray says, "The class on resume and interviewing highlighted the importance of networking. Networking is what helped me achieve my employment." Ray was also enrolled in LEAN Six Sigma classes that the workforce center provides for veterans.

Outcomes & Benefits
Ray attended the LEAN Six Sigma program offered to veterans through the Workforce Investment Act program. This is a four-day, 32-hour class held at the Workforce Center. Shortly after attending the training, Ray accepted a job with a local warehouse. Ray says, "Connecting to the Workforce Center was very important to the start of my job search."

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