News from Mesa County Department of Human Services and Workforce Center
Monday, September 8, 2014
EVENTS FOR WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS TO HIGHLIGHT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MONTH
Mesa County Workforce Center to Hold Job Fair Boot Camp
Governor John Hickenlooper has declared September as Workforce Development Month in Colorado.
During the next few 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.
Workforce Development Month began modestly in 2004 with a handful of events. Today, ten years later, the annual series of events has grown to include a wide array of workshops, open houses, hiring events, employer seminars and online features.
For Workforce Development Month 2014, the Mesa County Workforce Center, in collaboration with the Western Colorado Human Resources Association and the Department of Labor and Employment’s Veterans Unit at the Mesa County Workforce Center is presenting the Job Fair Boot Camp on September 24.
During the day, four workshops will be led by Human Resource Professionals within the Mesa County community. Each workshop will teach you:
Determining what you want your resume to convey;
Learning how to refine your resume to reflect appropriate skills and language;
Understanding what an employer wants to see; and
What you need to know about the application process from submission to interview to job offer.
Each session is 20 minutes with a 10 minute question & answer period. The Job Fair Boot Camp will help prepare job seekers for the big Job Fest Job Fair on September 30.
A skilled workforce is a key to business performance and supporting Colorado’s competitive advantage and Workforce Development Month focuses Colorado on building that workforce. In his proclamation, Governor Hickenlooper notes that “breaking down the barriers that keep people from following their dreams and reaching their goals is critically important if Colorado is to remain economically robust and globally competitive.” Workforce Development Month is a time to begin focusing on those dreams.
Other Mesa County Workforce Development Events in September
-Customer Appreciation Hot Dog Day Sept 10th
-Anti-discrimination Workshop September 16th 7:30 to 9:30