Construction Job Fair Looks to Ratchet Up Employment

Construction Job Fair Looks to Ratchet Up Employment

With dozens of construction cranes dotting the metro Denver landscape, there are numerous construction openings for Denver area job seekers. To assist in filling these positions, the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED), Division of Workforce Development and the Construction Career Days Committee are sponsoring the Construction Industry Job Fair, Wednesday, April 23, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the National Western Complex in Denver.
More than 50 construction companies and training programs will be on hand to recruit energetic persons at all levels, from no experience to highly skilled individuals, for exciting jobs and careers in the construction industry.
“Recent workforce studies show that construction is definitely one of the hot industries for employment in metro Denver,” said Paula Gomez Farrell, Ph.D., director of the OED Division of Workforce Development. “The construction industry presents a wide variety of positions for job seekers, as well as career ladders for individuals to advance into higher positions and build a rewarding career.”
Employers will conduct interviews at the fair for the following permanent and summer employment positions:
  • Estimators
  • Carpenters
  • Surveyors
  • Equipment operators
  • Welders
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • HVAC
  • Landscape contractors
  • Irrigation technicians
  • Field engineers
  • Project managers
  • Project administrators
  • Superintendents
  • Drafting
  • Laborers
  • Drywall finishers
  • Concrete
  • Testing technicians
  • Construction labors
  • Painters
  • Trades program apprenticeships
The fair will be held in the Expo Hall, level 2, of the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. in Denver. A limited availability of free parking will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The fair is open to anyone turning 18 years of age by June 1, 2008. Attendees are encouraged to bring a resume and a completed referral application available at For more information visit or call 720-913-1999.

Sponsors of the Construction Industry Job Fair include the Denver Office of Economic Development/Division of Workforce Development, Construction Career Days Committee, Constructors and Designers Alliance, and the companies that participated in the Colorado Construction Career Days.

The fair is made possible through financial support provided by the Workforce Investment Act through the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

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.

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 (Archive on Monday, January 01, 0001)
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