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The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the results of its Tools for America's Job Seekers Challenge. Recommendations have been tallied, and the top-rated sites in each of six categories — general job boards, niche tools, career tools, career exploration tools, Web 2.0 and "other" — are now available.
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Planning is essential for a successful career or job change. Online resources are available to assess your interests and aptitudes, explore career options, research industry sectors and wage trends, find education and training or build a resume or portfolio.
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New job opportunities exist in a number of high growth, high demand sectors of Colorado's economy. Economically vital fields like healthcare, information technology and biotechnology have good jobs and solid career paths for qualified individuals.

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PPWFC has satellite offices in Calhan, Cripple Creek, Fountain, Monument and Woodland Park. For hours and locations, click here.  The Monument office is temporarily closed and is expected to reopen at a new location. As soon as we have details regarding the reopening, we will post the information here.
 
FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT

You may file for unemployment insurance using any computer that is connected to the Internet. To file for unemployment in Colorado, click here. You are not required to visit our office in person to file a UI claim. 
 
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY UI SESSIONS 
 

UI Reps from Denver are at the Workforce Center on Tuesday and Wednesdays, starting at 8 a.m.  Claimants are seen on a first come, first served basis.  Please be prepared to wait to speak with a Rep. A Hotline to the UI office is available on Fridays only at our main location, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road; 9 a.m. – 12 Noon, walk-in only, first come first served.
 
WORK NOW PROGRAM

Are you newly unemployed, laid off through no fault of your own? Filed for, or receiving unemployment benefits? If yes, you may qualify for:

- One-on-one intensive services with a Workforce Specialist to polish your resume and perfect your interview skills
- Help developing a job search plan and guidance from a Business Specialist to reach out to key employers
- Access to hard-to-find information to guide your employment search

If you fit the description above, please contact James at jamesjohnson@elpasoco.com for more information and for an application for PPWFC's Work Now program.
 
PPWFC is now accepting applications for financial aid for CDL Class A over-the-road truck driving students. If interested, please pick up a WIA application at the PPWFC front desk.  More info can be found by clicking here

April Job Fairs for Young Adults (16 through 21);   April 30 in Cripple Creek.  More information.  For Express registration, click here.
 
Thursday, April 24, SPRING JOB FAIR, over 100 hiring companies and organizations.  To reserve your spot and see the list of employers, click here
 
Thursday, April 24,  the PPWFC Main office will be closed so that Staff can assist at the Spring Job Fair!
 
Friday, April 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kelly Services Hiring Event.  For more info, click here.
 
Tuesday, April 29, Discover Goodwill Hiring Event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. For more info, click here.
 
Career Scene Investigation (CareerScope) is a computerized interest and aptitude assessment and exploration tool to survey interests, occupations, required training, wages and labor market information for clues to your career plan. PREREQUISITE: Must have basic computer and internet skills. Available during Open Lab hours: Monday: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday: 9:00 to 12 Noon Wednesday: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Thursday: 9:00 to 12 Noon Friday: 9:00 to 2:00 p.m.
 
Ask A Career Consultant Have you attended PPWFC’s workshops for help with career planning, job search, resume writing, and interviewing skills but still not met with success? Career Consultants are available to answer your questions and offer suggestions. The H.I.R.E.D. orientation is a prerequisite to see a Career Consultant. To reserve your spot, click here
   
ON-THE-JOB TRAINING -  The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is bringing employers and job seekers together to participate in an On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program. OJTs help job seekers bridge the gap between their current skills and the skills employers are seeking. It gives job seekers the opportunity to improve and/or gain new skills while being employed and earning a regular paycheck. Qualified job seekers for this program must be unemployed for least 19 weeks. For more information and to apply, click here.


No need to register, just visit our main office, Educational Services Department during Open Lab hours listed above.
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center has received funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide education and training to highly-skilled employed workers in the Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Professional Scientific/Aerospace industry occupations. The Advanced Technical Training Grant has a special emphasis on veterans, women and minorities pursuing careers within these industries. Employers may request additional information and application materials from Linda Johnson at lindajohnson@elpasoco.com
PPWFC has satellite offices in Calhan, Cripple Creek, Fountain, Monument and Woodland Park. For hours and locations, click here. 
 

 
 
 
 
















We do NOT Handle Unemployment Claims. You must go to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment site...
 for UI claims.
 
To view the "Basic Facts about Unemployment Insurance" video, go to e-colorado.org. 
 
 
Veterans and other covered persons are entitled to priority of service in all U.S. Department of Labor funded employment and training programs in accordance with Public Law 107-288   
  
 
 
 
 
 
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