September is Workforce Development Month in Colorado

The Western Colorado MSW continues to support regional workforce development in Health and Human Services across the Region.
From the Denver Post: RETRIEVED 9/16/2015 (10:37 AM MST)
Governor declares September as Workforce Development Month: Focus on variety of services for job seekers and employers
Staff report POSTED:   09/08/2015 07:05:00 AM MDT

Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring September as Workforce Development Month in Colorado. Throughout the month, state and county run employment offices called Workforce Centers will partner with the Department of Labor and Employment to spotlight a variety of services and resources available to the state’s 2.7 million men and women in the state’s labor force and the 170,000 Colorado businesses that hire them.

Workforce Development Month began modestly in 2004 with a handful of events. Now in its second decade, the annual series of events has grown to include a wide array of workshops, open houses, hiring events (both in person and online), employer seminars and more.

Hiring events will take place almost every day across Colorado. Some will be traditional, face-to-face meeting with employers; others will be virtual, online hiring events such as the one going on now and running the entire month of September, connecting job seekers with opportunities in Nebraska. The Sterling Workforce Center, located in Walker Hall on the Northeastern Junior College campus, will host Customer Appreciation Days Sept. 15-17. Stop in between 9 and 11 a.m. on any of those days to enjoy refreshments, meet our staff, and learn about our valuable and free job seeker services!
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Workforce Development Month will showcase how the Department of Labor and Employment and Workforce Centers across Colorado can help businesses and workers succeed. A full calendar of events is available Events will also be posted to Facebook ( and Twitter ( It is a time to focus on creating a stronger and more competitive Colorado. In his proclamation, Governor Hickenlooper notes that “breaking down the barriers that keep people from following their dreams and reaching their goals is critically important if Colorado is to remain economically robust and globally competitive.” Workforce Development Month provides an opportunity for Colorado’s workers and entrepreneurs to focus on those dreams.

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