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Job-seekers find help in personality test

Job-seekers find help in personality test

Paula Walker looks forward to switching careers. After a career in property management, sales and customer service, she’s ready for a change. “It’s so stressful,” Walker said of property management. “My doctor said I needed to do something different.” After being away from work to care for her health, she said, “it’s time to get… Continue Reading Job-seekers find help in personality test

The Pikes Peak Workforce Investment Board hosted the inaugural State of the Workforce event Friday, Sept. 5, at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Library 21c. Dana Barton, director of business relations and employment development for the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, shared the center’s accomplishments for its recently-ended program year 2013. “The mission of the PPWFC… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Workforce Investment Board hosts inaugural State of the Workforce event

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Fountain PPWFC to move

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Fountain PPWFC to move

On Wednesday, June 4, the Fountain office of the Pikes Peak Workforce Center will begin the move of its office located at the Lorraine Community Center in Fountain to Peak Vista’s new health center at 350 Lyckman Drive. Due to the move, the workforce center will be closed on Monday June 9 and reopen at… Continue Reading Fountain PPWFC to move

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Companies search for employees at job fair

For its Spring Job Fair, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center has lined up more than 100 companies, all of which say they are hiring for open positions. The Center estimates some 2,500 jobs are available. The job fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 24 at the Hotel Eleganté Conference and… Continue Reading Companies search for employees at job fair

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DOL launches Flood Recovery Jobs Program

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DOL launches Flood Recovery Jobs Program

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has received a $4.6 million National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to launch a Flood Recovery Jobs Program. Nine counties were designated by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to receive public assistance. The program will enable the DOL to hire about 230 temporary workers for… Continue Reading DOL launches Flood Recovery Jobs Program

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AspenPointe’s Peer Navigator Program will partner with Pikes Peak Workforce Center for its annual “Hire Vets First” job fair for veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Twenty-eight companies will meet with veterans to discuss employment opportunities, and AspenPointe will give each… Continue Reading PPWFC, Aspen Pointe host veterans job fair Tuesday

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Pikes Peak Worforce Center hosts job fair

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The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is hosting a spring job fair tomorrow, April 18. The job fair is set up to help “adults who are looking for a job or for a better job,” according to the center. Some of the featured employers include Engineering Systems Inc., Advantage Sales & Marketing, The Mining Exchange Wyndham… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Worforce Center hosts job fair

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The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is calling for employers to participate in youth summer employment fair. The center’s Youth Zone is hosting a job fair at The DoubleTree Hotel Thursday, March 7 and urges any El Paso or Teller County employers who pay at least the minimum wage of $7.78 per hour to participate. There… Continue Reading Workforce Center seeks employers for youth job fair

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Thanks to a state effort, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center added more than $2 million to the local economy and helped 837 people find job training. The Colorado Enhanced Approved Training Program allows people in the state who are receing unemployment benefits to receive 50 percent more a week if they are attending a traning… Continue Reading Workforce program adds $2 million to local economy

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Employers line up for summer workers

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The Springs’ only five-star hotel and its newest bowling lane are among the employers looking for summer workers at the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt tomorrow at Stargazer’s Theater. The Broadmoor hotel and the Brunswick Zones are only two local employers seeking help from teenagers 16 to 21. Other companies include Bison Media, Keller Homes, the… Continue Reading Employers line up for summer workers

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