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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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Job Seekers: Utilize Your Local Workforce Center and the WIOA Program

Job Seekers: Utilize Your Local Workforce Center and the WIOA Program If you’ve recently found yourself unemployed or underemployed, there are many resources available to you to aid in getting the skills you need to rejoin the workplace and land a viable job. Your local Workforce Center has many programs and financial aid grants to help you through this difficult time; it’s just a matter of taking advantage of the resources available to you.   Workforce centers are designed to ensure businesses have access to a trained workforce and Americans have the skills...

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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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Colorado Workforce Centers

Colorado Workforce Centers Connecting students in Colorado with the resources of the Colorado Workforce Centers With about twenty Colorado Workforce Centers spread out across the state, there is a committed effort by the Colorado state government to keep workforce development as one of its priorities.  After all, the goal of the Workforce Centers is to invest in its people instead of business interests. According to Wikipedia, Workforce Development in the United States as a whole “has evolved from a...

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