Job Search Skill Building Resource Fair to be Held May 22

Job Search Skill Building Resource Fair to be Held May 22

“The Skills Clinic” to Offer Resume Critiques, Job Search Workshops

To further educate the community about job search services and techniques available through the public workforce system, the Denver Workforce Centers will offer “The Skills Clinic,” a job search skill-building resource fair, on May 22, from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The clinic will be held at the Community College of Denver, South Classroom, 1111 W. Colfax Ave., and at the Colorado Community College System Lowry Campus, Lowry Conference Center, located at 1061 Akron Way.

The Skills Clinic will offer one-on-one resume evaluations with workforce development professionals, as well as a series of workshops on interviewing skills, green jobs and sector-transferable skills, layoff survival and networking, local labor market information navigation, business culture customer service, financial education and community re-entry services.

“In response to the rising number of job seekers visiting the Denver Workforce Centers, we’re proud to develop this community event to assist Denver residents with navigating through the challenges of a job search,” said Paula Gomez Farrell, director of workforce development for the Denver Office of Economic Development. “We’re offering a forum for job seekers to expand their knowledge and sharpen their career development skills.”

Individuals are encouraged to pre-register for The Skills Clinic at To participate in the resume critiques, individuals must bring a printed copy of their resume. Workshops are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Offered through the Denver Office of Economic Development, the Denver Workforce Centers serve as a full-service employment and training agency that meets the recruiting and training needs of businesses, job seekers and youth throughout the metro area. Each center provides individuals with job postings and free access to computers, copy machines, phones and fax machines for their job search needs.

The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity for the City of Denver, its businesses, neighborhoods and residents. Working with a wide variety of community partners, OED operates to create a local environment that stimulates balanced growth through job creation, business assistance, housing options, neighborhood redevelopment and the development of a skilled workforce.

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 (Archive on Monday, January 01, 0001)
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