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Unemployment Rate in Colorado

Unemployment Rate in Colorado Understanding the Unemployment Rate in Colorado It’s no secret, the State of Colorado has experienced great growth with many new residents and our expanding economy in the last several years. Large companies and startups alike have found this place a great place to stake a claim and center operations. There are many benefits of a strong economy, including a generally low unemployment rate in Colorado and the need for a skilled workforce. In fact, the unemployment rate in Colorado was just 2.9%...

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Top Jobs

Top Jobs Upskill to Land One of the Top Jobs in Northern Colorado The job market in Colorado has been incredibly strong in recent years, with very low unemployment rates compared to the national average. In fact, Monster.com recently said Denver, Colorado, is a “millennial hiring paradise.” And it’s true, Colorado has thousands of open jobs in a huge variety of industries. If you’re considering relocating to this beautiful state or are ready to switch careers, it might be time to look at the top jobs...

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Addressing Workforce Shortages in Northern Colorado: Talent 2.0

Addressing Workforce Shortages in Northern Colorado: Talent 2.0 In Northern Colorado, there are simply more jobs than capable workers. As a community we must begin addressing workforce shortages in Northern Colorado with strong measures, or our economy may very well suffer. Many have recognized the importance of this challenge, including those in the Northern Colorado business community.   To work toward a solution to maintain a viable workforce in Northern Colorado, a team of area businesses and community partners recently created Talent 2.0. This team...

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Case Study: Chris Upskilled His Resume at the DWC to Switch Career Paths

Case Study: Chris Upskilled His Resume at the DWC to Switch Career Paths After moving to Fort Collins, Chris knew he needed to upskill his resume to land the kind of job he was interested in. Chris was ready to switch careers and start something new.  “I had been wanting to strengthen my digital skills and heard about the Digital Workshop Center by word of mouth. I looked into it and it seemed like a great fit,” he mentioned. “I have always had digital skills and an interest in the field but I wanted to get better. And I wanted to have a certificate from a...

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What we learned from the Talent 2.0 report

What we learned from the Talent 2.0 report Interpreting the statistics on the Colorado workforce and the Talent 2.0 report Last month, the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, several workforce centers, and key educational institutions across the state held a meeting called ‘Talent 2.0’.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the findings of a Talent 2.0 report provided by the Fort Collins Chamber and many key partners. Some of these strategic partners include: Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce City of Fort Collins...

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