We know that building and running a business is more than a full-time job. Whether your firm is a start-up with just a few employees or a large corporate operation with thousands of professionals on your payroll, we can help with the critical business of finding, placing, training, and retaining your most valuable asset--your people.
At the left are links to specific employer programs. New to Denver Workforce Development? Read on for a summary of our services.
As a member of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s statewide network of workforce centers, we are proud to take our role seriously as your partner. Our goal is to perform as a responsive, professional, and highly cost-effective resource to all employers in Denver. Together, we can ensure that the entire region remains economically competitive with a highly educated, skilled, and motivated workforce.
We serve existing and prospective employers in Denver with these core business support activities as defined by CDLE. You may not realize the depth and value of what your local workforce center can do to strengthen your recruiting, screening, interviewing, assessing, training, re-training, or displacement support of workers. All of our services are provided at NO COST. Our services include:
We know how critical it is for you that the right people be placed in roles they will be successful in. We offer a range of online tools and tests used to measure the skills, interests, and personality traits of a job seeker, potential employee or current employee. Assessments are used to identify areas of improvement, determine promotions, or determine the best candidate for a position.
- Business information
Our goal is to bring a wealth of information to you on the many support services or incentive programs that are available to Denver employers. For example, we can help you with Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC); federal bonding; labor laws (child labor, wage and hour, sign posting); ONET; disability requirements and services; veterans information; unemployment requirements and services; youth employment and programs, including the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt; training programs (WIA, OJT, H-1B, etc.); workforce industry partner referrals; migrant services; and maximizing the value of our online job posting website, ConnectingColorado.
- Job postings
You can post your own job listings to Colorado’s statewide system that matches job seekers to your specific needs, or you can have our staff initiate a job order and file search. Either way, our goal is to put the best and fastest technology tools to work to meet your hiring objectives.
Our professional team can provide an initial evaluation of applications or resumes that assists you in your recruiting work, saving valuable time and money.
- Hiring events
Our workforce teams can design a customized event for you that assists with recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of one or more positions.
- Job fairs – live and online
We frequently produce job fair events for multiple employers for the recruiting, interviewing and hiring of one or more positions. We also offer virtual job fairs, which are online “events” in which employers and job seekers each meet in a virtual environment using chat rooms, teleconferencing, webcasts, training/workshop videos, webinars, employers’ online hiring platforms, and/or email to exchange information about job openings and other resources. Like a brick and mortar job fair, a virtual job fair has a limited duration.
- Training and retraining
As workforce development experts, we are ready to provide you with custom programs for the training or retraining of current or future employees. Such services include WIA, on-the-job training, work experiences, H1B, incumbent worker, or intern/apprentice programs.
- Labor market information
From federal, regional, state and local data, our staff economists can offer you the most current reports on labor market conditions; industries, occupations, and characteristics of today’s workforce; trends in skill needs; employer wage and benefit trends; short- and long-term industry and occupational projections; worker supply and demand data; and job vacancy survey results.
- Access to facilities
As a current or prospective Denver employer, you may use our Workforce Center facilities for a variety of activities, including meetings, training, orientations, interviewing, use of our resource rooms (computers, printers, scanners), and conferences. Our staff will coordinate with you in advance to ensure availability and meet your logistical and technology needs.
- Business education
Throughout the year, our Workforce Centers will host events for the purpose of giving and/or receiving timely information on employment and/or workforce-related topics. These sessions may include seminars, round tables/forums, workshops, or focus groups.
- Rapid response
We offer a variety of services to businesses that are facing restructuring or downsizing. Call on us to quickly coordinate and provide onsite workshops for employees in transition, job placement assistance, and information on unemployment benefits.
For customized assistance with these services or other programs offered at our Workforce Centers, please contact Tony Anderson, Business Services Supervisor for Denver Workforce Development, at 720-865-5572 or firstname.lastname@example.org.