Job Seeker Services
Workforce Centers provide a variety of free services that support our goal of connecting you to the best possible job out there. Services include providing computer and internet access for job-search activities, assistance in updating or creating resumes, interview practice, job search strategies, career counseling, training opportunities and connections to a larger job pool.
Workforce Center staff provide personalized, expert support for your job search and career development journey.
Contact your local Workforce Center today, and let us help you find the next step on a career path you'll love.
Apprenticeships provide individuals the opportunity to obtain knowledge, education, experience, training and other valuable skills to prepare them for a career in their chosen industry. Individuals who participate in an apprenticeship program receive hands-on career training while earning a paycheck, reducing their need to take on debt while working toward their future career. Whether you are just starting a new career or are looking for a change, an apprenticeship can help you find a well-paying job while gaining hands-on experience. For more information about apprenticeships contact your local Workforce Center.
Our highly trained career coaches are here to connect you with a great job and a career you love. Our services, which are always free, include:
Creating a career portfolio
Work-based learning opportunities
Training & Education
Job leads and labor market information
Résumé preparation and review
Education and career assessments
Intensive job search assistance
Workforce Centers do not handle unemployment claims. For all unemployment-related questions, please contact the Unemployment Division of the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment by calling 303.318.8000 or click the link below. Workforce Centers are able to assist with re-employment services, including the requirement that those receiving unemployment be registered in Connecting Colorado. We can also support you in completing work search activities required for those collecting unemployment, and are here to help you on the path toward a new job or a new career.
Veterans who have served at least one day of active duty receive Priority of Service in Workforce Centers and have the opportunity to work with highly skilled staff to find a job that maximizes their potential. Veterans receive the first notice of all job listings and get priority access to job fairs and events. Employment specialists assist veterans, transitioning service members, and eligible spouses facing significant barriers to employment with specialized job-seeking services and training opportunities.
Young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 who are motivated and need to learn job readiness and occupational skills may be eligible for assistance through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth program. Youth program participants work with a career coach to create a plan for success, including supplementing their reading and math skills. Youth clients are also eligible to participate in the Summer Job Hunt. This is a free referral service for young adults and employers. Other employment and educational opportunities may be available for qualified youth.
Job-seeker Workshops and Slide Decks
*NOTE: Work search activity credit is only available by attending live workshops, NOT viewing a workshop slide deck.
The application process has changed a lot in the past few years. Make sure you're up-to-date on resume trends, can navigate applicant tracking systems and understand the role of assessments in application screening.
Portfolios aren't just for artists and designers. A professional portfolio gives every job seeker a competitive advantage. Learn to create a portfolio that showcases your skills, education, and accomplishments for potential employers.
What do today's employers want? Strong communication, teamwork, and emotional intelligence are among the skills businesses rank as critical. This workshop will enhance your essential skills and increase your value to employers.
A professional, updated online presence gets you noticed by businesses and shows you have some of the technical skills today's employers are seeking. Learn how to create a LinkedIn profile or update an existing profile for ideal networking and job placement.
There are many things to consider when exploring remote work opportunities. Learn the pros and cons of working from home and how to find remote work opportunities, be productive without direct supervision and avoid scams and pay-to-work requirements.
Communication skills are essential to your success on the job. From your first interview to your latest promotion, strong communications skills are key to getting ahead and creating a productive work environment. In this workshop you will learn several strategies you can start using immediately to build this critical skill in all aspects of your life.
Lost your job? This workshop is a collaborative effort delivered by the Northwest Colorado Workforce Center's job seeker workshop team. It is designed to help increase your resilience in tough times with a focus on job loss recovery.
This slide deck takes you through an online portfolio page by page to give you an idea of how you might create your own online career portfolio. To find out more about portfolios or to watch an online portfolio presentation register for the Portfolio I and II workshops.