RELEASE: Denver Celebrates Workforce Development Month with Series of Events for Jobseekers and Employers Throughout September
|Denver Celebrates Workforce Development Month with Series of Events for Jobseekers and Employers Throughout September|
DENVER, CO — Friday, August 30, 2019 — Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) is celebrating Workforce Development Month throughout September with a series of more than 20 job fairs, free trainings, and workshops to help area jobseekers find new career opportunities. Events are also targeted to employers, to promote staff recruitment, retention and training services provided through DEDO’s workforce development division, Denver Workforce Services.
“Our programs are making a lasting difference at connecting residents to good-paying jobs and career opportunities, while helping employers with their talent needs,” said Tony Anderson, Director of DEDO’s Denver Workforce Services. “We’re looking forward to broadening our reach throughout the month to assist more individuals and employers.”
Notable events planned for September include:
Government Job Fair – In conjunction with neighboring counties, Denver Workforce Services is co-hosting a job fair on September 10, featuring hiring representatives from local, state and federal agencies. A separate resource fair is offered September 5, where tips will be offered on how to tailor your resume and prepare to compete for government positions.
Discover Denver Job & Career Fair – More than 20 employers will be on hand September 14, recruiting professional entry level positions and higher.
Path to Construction Job Fair – At this September 25th event, individuals can learn more about the many construction projects planned for Denver over the next several years, as well as associated job and long-term career opportunities. Training options will be detailed, including pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship trainings.
Path to Community Resource Fair – A number of support services and resources are available to individuals who may have barriers to employment. Learn more from over a dozen nonprofit and community organizations at this September 4th event.
Path to Payday Job Fair – This September 18th job fair will feature more than 20 employers, across a range of industries, who are hiring immediately for entry- to mid-level positions.
Employer Services Symposium – With services ranging from posting job openings, to customized recruitment events and training subsidies, Denver Workforce Services assists employers in a number of ways. This September 26th event will include information from Denver Workforce Services staff plus employers that have utilized public workforce system services.
Job Search for Older Adults – A free workshop on the AARP Foundation’s “Back to Work 50+” program offers tailored strategies and coaching to assist individuals to compete for full-time, in-demand jobs. Additionally, a “Job-Seeking in the 21st Century” workshop is presented by Senior Planet.
A complete list of Denver’s events for the month is available at http://bit.ly/WFMonth19
Denver Workforce Services connects local employers with a qualified and trained workforce, while providing job seekers with training and employment opportunities. Through three Workforce Center locations, Denver Workforce Services assists over 22,000 people annually, with two-thirds of all individuals holding down a job within six months of accessing services. Last year, Denver Workforce Services provided 3,325 employers with staff recruitment, retention and training services.
Denver Economic Development & Opportunity is leading an inclusive and innovative economy for all Denver residents, businesses, and neighborhoods. By supporting local and global business development, affordable housing programs, and stabilization efforts in Denver’s diverse neighborhoods, we are creating opportunity for everyone to make a home, get a job, and build a future.