Thursday, September 22, 2016



The Blue Eligibility Team in our Economic Assistance Division is asking for your help !!

DHS is looking for donations of any gently used/new children's books for any age child for a project that we are working on to benefit children.

Boxes will be placed in the Community Services Building and the Workforce Center.

The deadline is Friday, October 28th.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Mesa County Workforce Center Highlights Being A Work Ready Community

During September the Mesa County Workforce Center is highlighting their efforts to make Mesa County a Work Ready Community (WRC)

Since becoming a WRC Mesa County is finding and filling skill gaps and quantifying the skill level of the valley’s workforce. The Mesa County Workforce Center is achieving this through the use of the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) which offers to:
  • Help employers attract only qualified applicants for their open positions
  • Reduce the cost of onboarding new employees, while reducing turnover
  • Create career pathways to help inform students of growing industries
  • Identify Mesa County’s skilled labor force and market that to new potential employers
  • Help shrink Mesa County’s skills gaps
  • Allows Mesa County job seekers the ability to use the NCRC as a stackable credential in most industries
Being a Work Ready Community makes Mesa County even more attractive to businesses looking to relocate. Having an available, trained and ready workforce demonstrates that Mesa County is taking economic development seriously.” states Commissioner Scott McInnis.

The Mesa County Workforce Center has been preparing the business community through job profiling, which links job tasks with the NCRC by pinpointing benchmarks for hiring, recruiting, advancement, and training. Once the profile is completed, it is owned by the employer and is legally backed by ACT, a huge benefit for businesses when dealing with future hiring requirements.  

According to Mesa County Workforce Director, John Flanagan, “The Work Ready Communities program has been implemented in other states.  Mesa County has been the first to launch the program in Colorado, Flanagan says. “Mesa County is definitely the leader in this effort.”

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Statement In Regards to Angel Place Lawsuit

Statement via-Tracey Garchar, Executive Director of the Mesa County Department of Human Services. 
"Our sympathies go out to this family and all families who have lost a child due to abuse and neglect. We take all incidents of child abuse and neglect very seriously. Due to pending litigation we are unable to provide any specific response in regards to the Angel Place lawsuit."

Any further inquires on this matter need to be directed to the Mesa County Attorney's Office. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mesa County Workforce Center Celebrates Workforce Development Month

The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals has designated September as National Workforce Development Month to honor all those individual professionals who play a vital role in local economic recovery efforts.
The Mesa County Workforce Center is hosting several activities to recognize National Workforce Development Month during September.

Commissioner, John Justman states, “The Mesa County Board of Commissioners is proud to support National Workforce Development Month. Economic development and growth in Mesa County is our priority. The Mesa County Workforce Center is a vital component of the success of our economic development efforts. We encourage local employers and job seekers to take full advantage of all the quality services being offered this month and every month at the Mesa County Workforce Center.”

Events Planned for September:
New Workforce Center Website launched at
Job Fair Sept 27th -9:00-9:30am Exclusive to Veterans - 9:30am-2:00pm Everyone
Business Breakfast— Sept 28th 7:30-9am
Workforce Center Magazine Launch-Late September

“The Mesa County Workforce Center is a “One-Stop Shop” designed to efficiently serve the needs of businesses and job seekers in an effort to promote economic development and vitality. Our no-cost services, which include assessments, workshops, recruitment assistance, business services and much more, continue to propel our community into the future with education, training and resources invaluable in making our community prosperous and globally competitive.” according to the Mesa County Workforce Director, John Flanagan.

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