Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mesa County Workforce Recruiting Manufacturers

The Mesa County Workforce Center is recruiting Manufacturing Businesses to participate in the 1st Career Connections Expo on April 12, 2016.

As part of the Mesa County Workforce Sector Partner Initiative the Workforce Center will assist manufacturing businesses with recruiting, training and funding internships or on the job training. This is an opportunity for manufacturing businesses to meet potential applicants and give job seekers a look at the manufacturing companies throughout Mesa County.

“We are offering area manufacturing businesses the chance to create growth and capitalize on what we do best here at the Workforce Center- connect qualified job seekers with businesses looking to grow and profit”, states Workforce Center Job Development Supervisor, Mark Fugere. 

Benefits to Employers
· Reimbursement of all or portion of employee wage for a set period of time
· Funds help offset extraordinary cost of training workers
· Assessment screening of skill levels and work values needed for job
· Worker receives knowledge and skills essential to needs of employer
· Workers become proficient in needed skills quickly
 · Spur economic growth


Interested Manufacturing businesses please contact Brianna Hofer at 970.256.2477 or email Brianna.Hofer@mesacounty.us

Calling All Manufacturing Employers!


Recruiting Manufacturing Businesses! 
Contact Brianna Hofer at 970 256 2477 or email her at brianna.hofer@mesacounty.us  

Monday, March 28, 2016

We Are Looking for Motivated Job Seekers!

The Career Development Program at the Mesa County Workforce Center has funding available to provide training towards employment opportunities for motivated job seekers. The Career Development Program is looking to partner with individuals who are seeking full-time permanent work in high demand careers such as: 

  • Certified Nurse Assisting
  • CDL Truck Driving
  • Manufacturing
This is paid work experience and On-the-Job Training. Contact the Mesa County Workforce Center at 248-0871, or come in person to 512 29 1/2 Road."

Friday, March 18, 2016

Official Statement Case of Shanna Gossett

The following is an official statement in regards to the ongoing investigation of :Shanna Gossett

This is currently an open child welfare investigation. For that  reason, until further notice the Mesa County Department of Human Services is unable to provide comment at the advice of the Mesa County District Attorney.

Any public information in regards to this incident is public information contained in the Arrest Affidavit on file with the Grand Junction Police Department. 


Thursday, March 17, 2016

A Reason to Celebrate! 35 Years of Service to Mesa County!


​35 Years of Service on St Paddy's Day.
Congratulations Sandy Sebold Case Manager with the Colorado Works team at the Workforce Center.
"Sandy has touched many lives within our community through the work she has done in her years with our agency.  Thank you Sandy, for all your hard work for the citizens of Mesa County!  Here's to many more! " By: Supervisor Shelley Grattan 

Sandy jokingly commented-"I was only 12 years old when I started, child labor laws were different back then." 

Congratulations Sandy! 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Grand Valley Catholic Outreach Adds a Representative to the Mesa County Workforce Center








In an effort, to better serve citizens in need in Mesa County a representative from Grand Valley Catholic Outreach (an organization that offers emergency services to people in need) will have a volunteer representative at the Mesa County Workforce Center every Monday from 9am-3pm. The GV Catholic Outreach volunteer will assist people in gaining some basic needs of housing, food and clothing. 

"Many times connecting people with services they need to become successful and self sufficient require trips all over the Grand Valley. By stationing a volunteer from Grand Valley Catholic Outreach at the Workforce Center we are making that trip to self sufficiency a quicker one", according to Executive Director Tracey Garchar. Catching the bus across town after visiting with one our Employment Specialists, when they need to get back to work can be a barrier to helping folks get back on their feet." Garchar added.  
GV Catholic Outreach volunteer will provide assistance on a walk in basis at the Mesa County Workforce Center 512 29 1/2 Rd GJ on Mondays between 9am and 3pm. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

LEAP Celebrates Leap Day

The Mesa County Department of Human Services LEAP energy assistance program took advantage of Leap Day to Celebrate.

 LEAP Team 2015-16

Colorado’s Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) accepts applications for energy bill payment assistance between November 1 and April 30. Click here or call toll-free 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) for an application.
Please note that Energy Outreach Colorado is not able to provide information or assistance with LEAP applications. LEAP is managed through the county offices of the Colorado Department of Human Services. For questions or assistance with your LEAP application please call toll-free 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435).
Energy Outreach and LEAP Partnership
Energy Outreach Colorado partners with LEAP to ensure that year-round heating bill payment assistance is available to limited-income Coloradans.
  • Each year between November and April, LEAP is responsible for distributing federal funding for energy bill payment assistance appropriated through Congress.
  • EOC raises additional assistance funds for Coloradans through nearly 18,000 individual, corporate and utility donors.
  • EOC typically makes a donation to LEAP to increase the average energy assistance benefit per household.
  • EOC also distributes millions of dollars in additional assistance funding through more than 100 emergency assistance organizations across the state, including the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities. Once LEAP stops accepting applications on May 1, the EOC-funded agencies are the only source of energy assistance throughout the spring and summer until the next federal funding cycle, which begins November 1. EOC can provide assistance to pay both heat and non-heat energy bills.
  • Many households that aren’t able to keep up with winter heating bills request help to get caught up before the next year of heating bills begin, so demand is high year-round.
Information about how to apply for assistance from LEAP and Energy Outreach is available at 1-866-432-8435 (1-866-HEAT-HELP).