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Heading into the third week of Workforce Development Month, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) will highlight key industries in the state’s workforce across social media including: cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing and transportation. All three areas were among industry sectors with significant job gains in August: professional and business services (~2,900), manufacturing (~1,900), and trade, transportation, and utilities (~2,100). 

There are currently hundreds of job postings related to both cybersecurity and advanced manufacturing on Connecting Colorado and nearly 14,000 in transportation. Notably, the transportation industry saw a 7.8% increase in employment growth from July 2021 to July 2022.

Throughout Workforce Development Month, CDLE has been highlighting the myriad of services provided in partnership with Colorado’s Workforce Centers across the state that contribute to a thriving workforce development system. Workforce Centers statewide are hosting a variety of events to celebrate the month including job fairs, hiring events, workshops and training opportunities.

Upcoming events include:   La Junta Workforce Center Open House
The La Junta Workforce Center is hosting an open house for employers and job seekers. Attendees will learn about the variety of services available to them including support in identifying open positions for job seekers and recruiting support for employers.

WHEN: Monday, September 19 at 8 a.m.
WHERE: La Junta Workforce Center 
308 Santa Fe Ave.
La Junta, CO 81050

Tree Care Career and Apprenticeship Information Session
Employers, job seekers and educators are encouraged to attend and learn about the Arborist Pre-apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Programs. Job seekers will hear from green industry professionals about this rewarding career. Employers will hear from shops who host apprenticeships.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 20 at 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Front Range Community College 
Rocky Mountain Room
3645 W 112th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031

Careers in Tech Job Information Session
Denver Workforce Services hosts informational sessions about careers in the Tech industry every Wednesday from 1 – 1:30 p.m. Attendees can explore a variety of industry career paths and learn how to achieve tech career goals.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 21 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Attend virtually: Register here.

Fill Your Talent Pipeline
Employers struggling to find top talent are encouraged to attend and learn why building a talent pipeline across generations is a smart strategy. Participants will leave with concrete steps and strategies to start strengthening their workforce now. This event is presented by Changing the Narrative, the Broomfield Workforce Center and Workforce Boulder County.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 21 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Attend virtually: Register here.

Sterling Hiring Event – Express Employment Professionals 
WHEN: Thursday, September 22 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: Sterling Workforce Center
100 Broadway St.
Suite 24
Sterling, CO 80751

Resume, Cover Letter and References Workshop
The Broomfield Workforce Center is hosting a workshop for job seekers to review resume and cover letter writing skills and offer support in identifying references.

WHEN: Friday, September 23 at 10 a.m. 
WHERE: Attend virtually here.

A variety of events celebrating Workforce Development Month are published on