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. 

2016-2017 Results

The data used to measure success are collected on an ongoing basis for everyone served by the Colorado Workforce System. The factors below, Employment Rate - 6 Months, Employment Rate - 12 Months, and Median Earnings, show the impact that the workforce system had during program year July 2016 – June 2017 for the general public, Adults, and Dislocated Workers.  

Employment Rate - 6 months

This rate refers to the percentage of individuals who are employed 6 months after they complete workforce services.
General Public

62.60%

Adult Program

79.73%

Dislocated Worker Program

80.63%

Employment Rate - 12 months

This rate refers to the percentage of individuals who are employed 12 months after they complete workforce services.
General Public

60.18%

Adult Program

73.79%

Dislocated Worker Program

75.82%

Median Earnings

Median earnings refers to the middle value of the annual salaries individuals earn after they find a job and start work.
General Public

$22,472

Adult Program

$30,464

Dislocated Worker Program

$35,916

Meet William

Meet William

Workforce Challenge
William is a 64-year-old jobseeker who has been actively looking for employment since he was laid off in January 2015. He has many years of work experience however he feels employers hesitate to hire him because of his age. While he feels that his greatest challenge is his age, he is determined to find work.

Workforce Solution
The Durango Workforce Center has been instrumental in helping William with his resumes, cover letters and navigating employer websites to apply for jobs as well as providing him with assistance copying, faxing and e-mailing applications. Staff was also there to give him positive feedback and encouragement during his job search.

Outcomes & Benefits
After approximately nine months of job searching, William obtained employment as a school bus driver for the Durango School District. He has remained positive, motivated and determined throughout his job search. He is very happy with the assistance the workforce center staff provided him.

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