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Colorado Employment Situation – August 2022

September 16, 2022

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2022   12,400 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in August;Unemployment Rate Increases to 3.4%     Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in August to 3.4 percent. The number of unemployed individuals rose by 4,600 over the…

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Colorado Employers Encouraged to Enroll in No-Cost Good Jobs Pilot Program to Improve Job Quality

September 7, 2022

In honor of Workforce Development Month, the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) and its partners are launching a campaign to encourage employers to participate in its no-cost Good Jobs Pilot. The pilot is aimed at helping employers assess the quality of the jobs they provide and learn what concrete steps they can take to improve…

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Colorado’s Office of New Americans Establishes Global Talent Task Force

September 6, 2022

The Office of New Americans (ONA) within the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has established a Global Talent Task Force (GTTF). This task force will review existing workforce pathways and consider opportunities to improve economic integration for New Americans in Colorado.  On June 3, 2022, Governor Jared Polis signed SB 22-140 into law.…

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Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Celebrates the 3.25 Million Coloradans Participating in the Workforce this Labor Day

September 6, 2022

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) celebrates the 3,250,500 Coloradans actively participating in our workforce this Labor Day. The state’s labor force participation rate remains at 69.5%, the highest it has been since March 2020. During this first week of Workforce Development Month, CDLE is highlighting the myriad of services provided in partnership…

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Highlands Ranch Senior Center groundbreaking ceremony set for September 19 

September 1, 2022

The Highlands Ranch Metro District will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the future Highlands Ranch Senior Center on Monday, September 19. The ceremony will celebrate breaking ground on the senior center this fall, and will take place from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Mountainview Christian Church parking lot, 40 E. Highlands Ranch Pkwy.  The event will…

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Colorado’s Workforce System Celebrates Annual Workforce Development Month

September 1, 2022

DENVER — September is Workforce Development Month, and this year Colorado’s Workforce System is highlighting its people, programs and services that are helping our state’s workforce thrive. Each week during Workforce Development Month, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) will focus on topics or key industries that will shape our economy today and tomorrow. Week one…

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FAMLI Division Regulatory Update

September 1, 2022

After considering nearly 300 written and oral comments received on specific provisions of our benefits rules, we have revised and adopted 7 CCR 1107-3 Benefits and Employer Participation Requirements. The adopted rules will have an effective date of October 15, 2022, and a complete copy is now published on our rules page. Notable changes from…

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New signal ahead at Broadway and Plaza Drive

March 24, 2022

County Commissioners approve contract to replace aging signal in Highlands Ranch   Maybe you’re on your way to the movies in Highlands Ranch, or to exercise at the Northridge Rec Center. If you are, you likely pass through the intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Plaza Drive. This spring, it’s getting an upgrade. The Board of…

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New aerospace opportunities blast into Douglas County

March 9, 2022

Students excited about careers in aerospace and defense, or local businesses pursuing work in the industry will soon have those opportunities locally thanks to a new partnership between Douglas County and aerospace leader Lockheed Martin. During their regular business meeting Tuesday, March 8, the Board of Douglas County Commissioners approved an agreement with Lockheed Martin…

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Annual Breakfast Award Winners

March 7, 2022

Several announcements were made at the Northwest Douglas County Chamber and Economic Development Corporation’s recent Annual Breakfast, including the names of the 2022 Board of Directors and The Business of the Year award winners.  The event, which was sponsored by Seven Stones (www.discoversevenstones.com), took place on March 4 and also took the time to honor…

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