For Employers

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. New to Denver Workforce Development? Read on for a summary of our services.

With four Denver Workforce Centers in convenient locations, we have the ability to recruit large pools of applicants for every position through a variety of recruitment options, from company-specific recruiting events to large job fairs. All of our services are provided at NO COST to you. Our Workforce Centers offer individual assessment and pre-screening of applicants to present you with the most qualified candidates for each open position. We are active participants in Colorado's statewide database of job seekers and job postings, representing every skill level from entry level to management (connectingcolorado.com).

Below is an overview of the recruitment services we provide. To request our assistance, please use this recruitment request form.

Job postings: Listing your job on ConnectingColorado is our fastest recruitment solution for businesses that wish to get their opportunities out to the public as soon as possible.  Click here to list your position now!

-- Your positions are posted statewide within 24 hours. 
-- You select your preferred method of contact from interested candidates (phone, fax, email, walk-in).
-- This option is perfect for entry-level, trade, and mid-level management positions or for companies with a large number of vacancies.

Screening and assessments:  If you're looking for something more than a "come one, come all" recruitment solution, we pre-screen and assess candidates for qualifications, skills, and eligibility. This service is designed for businesses who want to take the time to find the right candidate for their position and is best suited for businesses seeking candidates with a higher-level skill set to occupy hard-to-fill vacancies.

-- We quickly assemble a recruitment team to conduct an extensive skills match within our database of job seekers.

-- We pre-screen interested candidates for qualifications and eligibility prior to being referred to you.
-- You select your preferred method of contact from interested candidates (phone, fax, email, walk-in).

Hiring events:  Are you opening a new store or office and need to fill positions at every level? Or, are you a fast-growing company needing to fill a lot of vacancies? Our on-site and direct recruitment and interviewing services might be the best solution for you.

-- You choose any of our Denver Workforce Centers to hold your event.
-- We promote your event on our website and to walk-in traffic to our Workforce Centers, as well as through our network of community partners.
-- You get to meet interested applicants face-to-face and conduct on-site interviews with high-level candidates.

Job fairs, live and online:  If you're opening a new business or expanding your business, if you are part of an industry that has a large number of vacancies, or if you are an employer located within a rapidly growing geographic area, our office can put together a customized job fair for you. We'll work with you to decide whether a conventional job fair or a virtual/online event is the right solution.

-- We recruit other interested employers within your industry or geographic area and coordinate the date, time, and location of the job fair.
-- We make and distribute all marketing and promotional collateral, again drawing on our network throughout the metro area.

For assistance with recruitment or other services offered at our Workforce Centers, please use the request form and/or contact Tony Anderson, Business Services Supervisor for Denver Workforce Development, at 720-865-5572 ortony.anderson@denvergov.org.

You may refer a job candidate or existing employee to a Denver Workforce Center to complete one or more assessment tools at no cost. The results are shared confidentially with you for determination of employment, promotion, or reassignment.

For example, we offer Kenexa Prove It!, which is a sophisticated online testing tool that can save you critical business resources.

  • Save Valuable Time: Tests are easy to use and administer.
  • Full Range of Quality Assessments: Hundreds of tests for clerical, software, industrial, healthcare, financial and technical job classifications.
  • Most Advanced Testing Engine: Randomization of questions, test and group customization capabilities, and enhanced reporting capability.
  • Instant Test Results: Available via email and/or the Internet upon completion of each test.
  • Measure Candidate Skills with Certainty: Kenexa has a thorough validation process that adheres to EEOC guidelines.
  • Identify Highly Qualified Candidates Quickly and Easily: Detailed test results and reports are easily interpreted.
  • Recognize Training Needs: Develop a training curriculum by utilizing detailed test results.
  • Gain the Competitive Advantage: Improve your screening process by leveraging cutting-edge technology to achieve superior results. 

    For customized assistance with assessments other programs offered at ourWorkforce Centers, please contact Tony Anderson, Business Services Supervisor for Denver Workforce Development, at 720-865-5572 ortony.anderson@denvergov.org.


When it comes to hiring new employees, businesses have a unique opportunity to save money while providing career growth opportunities to individuals needing a boost. Qualified businesses can access wage subsidies in exchange for providing new employees with training and needed experience. No matter the size of your business, you may be eligible to access the Training Subsidy program. It is designed to reduce the burden of employee recruitment and additional costs on your payroll. 

After you have reviewed the information below, you must use this form to request a training subsidy.

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HOW IT WORKS

The Training Subsidy program offers 50% reimbursement of wages to businesses that hire qualified individuals to train in new career opportunities. New employees gain valuable work experience, increase their skills and obtain long-term employment. 

WHAT YOU GET

-- Pre-screened candidates that closely meet the requirements of your available position.

-- Reimbursement of 50 percent of a new hire’s wages for a period of up to six months. 

-- Participating businesses hold the final hiring decision on every pre-screened applicant.

-- We provide ongoing support and assistance during the entire placement period.

HOW TO QUALIFY

-- Have a new, full-time position available that provides at least 32 hours of work per week.

-- Be established in Colorado for at least 120 days.

-- Pay into workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance.

-- Not have experienced layoffs within the past 60 days.

-- Be able to provide on-the-job training to help increase the skill set and growth opportunities of your new employee.

-- Pay wages at the current industry standard for the position.

-- Agree to retain the employee following the training period, so long as the individual successfully completes the training.

-- Have a flexible timeline for starting participation in the program. (The process of obtaining subsidized positions can take up to 3-4 weeks. Reimbursement of wages to you can take up to 30 days after we receive your invoice.) 

CURRENT STAFF

The Training Subsidy program also benefits businesses needing to increase the skills of their existing employees. If your business requires staff training in order to remain competitive, you can apply for subsidies covering up to 50 percent of the training costs. Training must relate to the introduction of new technologies, the introduction of new production or service procedures, and/or additional skills required to upgrade to a new job/classification. 

For customized assistance with training subsidies or other programs offered at our Workforce Centers, please contact Tony Anderson, Business Services Supervisor for Denver Workforce Development, at 720-865-5572 or tony.anderson@denvergov.org.

For more information:

Training Subsidy Reference Guide

Training Subsidy Program Overview

Interested in developing or enhancing a Veterans hiring initiative for your company but don't know where to begin?

Start by reading this excellent flyer, "Hire a Veteran," from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

A free, downloadable Toolkit is available. It is designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning Service Members, Veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.

The U.S. Department of Labor recognizes that employers can sometimes find it difficult to navigate the plethora of Veterans hiring resources available to them. This Toolkit was developed to simplify the process and put valuable resources at your fingertips. It serves to pinpoint helpful tools and outline some important steps to take when designing a Veterans hiring initiative that works for your particular business.

Recognizing that each employer is unique, this guide allows you to select from promising practices and other resources that employers are using to successfully welcome talented and skilled Veterans into their companies. Whether you are looking to create a plan from scratch or retool existing efforts, we encourage you to reference this guide and design an initiative that works for you.

View and download the Toolkit here.


The Denver Office of Economic Development is an Equal Opportunity Agency and, in accordance with the Jobs for Veterans Act (Public Law 107-288), the Denver County Workforce Centers provide veterans priority of service for all program services that are directly funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. Accommodations provided upon request.

Through our network of public and private partners, along with our professional team of OED economists, we can provide businesses with valuable research on labor availability, wage and benefits information, regulatory assistance, cost of living statistics, and Colorado occupational projections. By tapping into our resources for research, a business can save literally thousands of dollars.

Below are a number of links to provide labor market facts and figures:

Denver Workforce Centers

1391 N. Speer Blvd. Suite 500
Denver, CO 80204
14th & Speer, in the Parkway Professional Building above King Soopers 
Weekday Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm
Phone: 720.865.5619
Fax: 720.865.5685
1200 Federal Blvd., 1st Floor
Denver, CO 80204
Located in the Denver Department of Human Services building
Weekday Hours: 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Phone: 720.944.1615
Fax: 720.944.4131
4685 Peoria St., Suite 251
Denver, CO 80239
Weekday Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm 
Phone: 720.865.4800
8500 Pena Blvd.
Main Terminal - Fifth Floor
Denver, CO 80249
Weekday Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm 
Phone: 303.342.2590

Upcoming Workforce Development Events

     
Event StartTitle
3/31/2015 9:00 AM Kenexa/TABE
3/31/2015 2:00 PM Acing the Interview Part 1
3/31/2015 2:00 PM Recurring Event: until 3/31/2015 (total 9 events) One-on-One Lab

 

 

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