Business Services

Our business services staff members are highly trained, resourceful, out-of-the-box thinkers dedicated to businesses, community and economic development. We believe that thriving local economies are the best foundations for businesses to succeed, and that strong businesses contribute to thriving economies and meaningful employment. Our number one goal is to support businesses in attracting and retaining the talent they need to grow and thrive.

Our staff are experts in local labor markets and look forward to helping you with your workforce needs. Contact us to learn more about tailored services to support your business.

Our Region

In 2018, the CWDC released $350,000 in grants to Colorado’s local workforce areas to scale a promising practice or test a new model of service delivery that maximizes efficiency in serving customers. Three local workforce areas received Workforce Innovation Grants, and these resources highlight the innovative practices developed to help others replicate the successful practices.

Articles of Interest

Demographic Drought Report- click on image

This research highlights one of the most important issues in our lives: living in a world where there are simply not enough workers to manage and grow our companies. “Hire more people” has long been an axiomatic first step to growth. How will we adapt when we can’t take the “more people” part for granted??

Hiring Veterans

Honoring the Employers Who

Hire Our Nation's Heroes

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. Review the criteria for the 2022 award cycle.


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From creating a skills-based job posting, to applicant screening and testing, Colorado Workforce Center Business services staff can support businesses in all aspects of recruiting the workforce to meet your current and future needs. We can also support recruitment efforts through job fairs and hiring events.

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Train new employees or upskill your workforce through state and local programs designed to support businesses with technical or financial support. Other tools include: 

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The changing responsibilities businesses face can be complicated. Business services staff are available to provide information to employers, and host a variety of education events on workforce issues, wage and hour laws, legislative changes, onboarding and retention strategies, employment best practices and more. 

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Your region's business services representative can help you make data-based decisions by providing labor market information, wage analysis, industry and occupational growth projections, skills gaps and more. 

Business Services Team

Business Services Specialist
Pueblo  County
719.562.3741 |

Business Services Specialist
Pueblo  County
719.562.3744 |

Business Services Specialist
Pueblo  County
719.562.3742 |

Business Services Specialist
Chaffee and Park Counties
719.530.5980 |

Regional Veterans Employment Representative
Pueblo and Pikes Peak Regions
719.562.3762 |

  Effective January 1, 2022:  

Hour, Paid Sick Leave and Updated Vacation Pay Rule

from the CDLE Division of Labor Standards & Statistics

Colorado employers must post and provide to employees the newly published 2022 COMPS Order #38 and Colorado Paid Sick Leave & Whistleblower posters in accordance with Colorado law.

The Division has also published an update to Colorado Wage Protection Rule 2.17 to clarify the definition of “vacation pay” under Colorado law. Rule 2.17.1 now states that “‘Vacation pay’ is pay for leave, regardless of its label, that is usable at the employee’s discretion . . ., rather than leave usable only upon occurrence of a qualifying event (for example, a medical need, caretaking requirement, bereavement, or holiday).”  As a reminder, the Colorado Wage Act requires that all earned, unused vacation pay must be paid to employees upon separation of employment.  

For more information regarding labor law posting requirements and vacation pay, please refer to the Division’s website or call 303-318-8441 to speak with a Compliance Investigator.