Lamar Workforce Center Holding Customer Appreciation Day Sept 6


Workforce Center is Located at the Senior Center in Lamar

Workforce Center is Located at the Senior Center in Lamar


(DENVER)  — Governor John Hickenlooper has declared September as Workforce Development Month in Colorado. 

During the next four weeks, 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. 

Elva Macias from the Lamar Workforce Center for the Southeast Region of Colorado has announced that a Customer Appreciation Day (employers and job seekers) will be held Friday, September 6 from 7:30am to 10am at the Center at 405 East Olive Street in Lamar.  Everyone is welcome to attend and visit with the Workforce staff and learn about potential job listings in the area.  Call 719-336-2256 for additional information or visit the website: 

Workforce Development Month began modestly in 2004 with a handful of events.  Now in its tenth year, the annual series of events has grown to include a wide array of workshops, open houses, hiring events, employer seminars and online features. 

Throughout September, Colorado’s state and county-run Workforce Centers will be teaming with the Department of Labor and Employment to provide a variety of special activities, including: 

§         Innovative New Services:  Web-based services will be launched soon as the Department of Labor and Employment introduces the Employer Toolkit, a feature that allows businesses to file wage reports, respond to job separations and pay unemployment premiums online. 

§         Job Fairs:  Virtual job fairs will be held online to connect employers and job seekers in Colorado Springs, Rocky Ford, La Junta, Glenwood Springs, Weld County and Fort Morgan. 

§         Special Events:  In the weeks ahead, Workforce Centers in Cortez, Durango and Trinidad will hold Customer Appreciation Day Open Houses and the Rocky Ford Workforce Center will stage an event to recognize the importance of the agriculture industry to their community. 

§         The Workforce of the Future:  Construction Career Days will give high school students in Adams and El Paso counties opportunities to explore the construction trades.  In late September, the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt will conclude its 33rd season with an awards reception to honor the exemplary teens and the businesses that hired them this summer. 

§         Strengthening Workforce Development Nationwide:  In September, policy makers from across the country will convene in Denver as Colorado hosts the 77th annual conference of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies.  At this event, workforce development professionals will share best practices and addresses the challenges ahead. 

These are just some of the events taking place in September.  Workforce Development Month will be filled with events and initiatives that showcase how the Department of Labor and Employment and Workforce Centers across Colorado can help businesses and workers succeed. 

It is a time to focus on creating a stronger and more competitive Colorado.  In his proclamation, Governor Hickenlooper notes that as the economic recovery gains traction, “workers, students, learning institutions, government agencies and employers be united to meet current and future labor needs by promoting communication and collaboration and offering educational opportunities to address the challenges ahead.”


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