Three Denver Workforce Centers to Remain Open on City Furlough Day
Three Employment Centers to Be Open for Business on March 27;
Centers to Mark the Date with Job Search Skill Building Resource Fairs at Two Locations
Three Denver Workforce Centers will remain open for business on the City and County of Denver’s furlough day, Friday, March 27. Funded largely with federal dollars provided through the U.S. Department of Labor, the City’s workforce centers connect job seekers with employment resources.
“Given today’s economic landscape and the challenging job market, our workforce centers are clearly an essential City service,” said Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. “It’s important for us to do everything we can to help dislocated workers find jobs as quickly as possible.”
The centers that will be open on March 27 are the Denver Workforce Center at Speer, 1391 N. Speer Blvd. Suite 500; Denver Workforce Center at Stapleton Plaza, 3401 Quebec St., Suite 7700; and the Denver Workforce Center at DIA, located in the main terminal of Denver International Airport. The Denver Workforce Center at Westside, located at 1200 Federal Blvd., will be closed on the furlough day.
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 March 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic will be held at the Mi Casa Resource Center, 360 Acoma St., 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 www.ConnectingColorado.com. 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) works to create a local environment that stimulates balanced economic growth through job creation, business assistance, housing options and neighborhood redevelopment.