Latest News – June 25

Local News:

Horseshoe Market Hits a Ringer in Leadville

June 25 – On Saturday June 23, the Denver-based Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market made one of its “Roadside” stops in Leadville. The street fair was perched atop Capitol Hill with tents occupying the Healy House gardens. There were plenty of local vendors in the mix on a beautiful Saturday summer afternoon.

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First-Ever Virtual Job Fair Today: 9 a.m. – Midnight

Today’s Job Search: From the Comfort of Your Home (Computer)

June 25 – “Help Wanted” isn’t quite what it used to be. In fact, in today’s digital world posting a sign in your business’ window or even placing a traditional classified ad in the newspaper, isn’t always the best option for employers looking to find the best fit for a position. More and more companies are turning to the internet and all the new web-based technologies to recruit the best employees.

Sound intimidating? It doesn’t have to be. And now with the help of the Colorado Workforce Center, the First-Ever Virtual Job Fair is just a click away.

“We are hosting a Virtual Job Fair for the Lake, Summit and Eagle counties on Monday, June 25,” said Kim Rodriquez with the Leadville Workforce Center- Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. “Our main goal is to provide exposure for our local merchants and businesses as far as their employment needs without having to have a hands-on job fair.”

This new job search tool, which is free for employers and job-seekers alike, will be available to Lake County residents and registered businesses with current job postings through their workforce center office. The platform allows the 62 workforce centers around the state to host multi-day job fairs, or hiring events for individual firms, entirely online. Compared to so-called “brick and mortar” job fairs, this saves money for employers, the unemployed and the workforce center alike.

The platform works through Adobe Connect, a software program that facilitates interactive online meetings. Employers simply send their logo, company description, a link to their company hiring website, and additional content such as photos or videos to Colorado Workforce Center web developers, who post it for job-seekers to view. Through a special site created in partnership with, participating employers will be able to recruit perspective employees by the click of a mouse. Using web technologies is just one more way that CDLE is committed to their objective: “We Keep Colorado Working.”

For employers, the new Virtual Job Fair enables businesses to expand their recruitment pool statewide, rather than searching in one geographic area.
As for the job seekers, they can register at the Colorado Department of Labor’s job portal, Today job seekers can log on to the website and view job opportunities. Once they’ve clicked on individual companies, job-seekers can chat – or even video chat – with company representatives to set up in-person interviews or arrange to send a resume.

For more information contact the Leadville Workforce Center at 719-486-2428

Meeting for School Status Tonight

June 25 – The Citizens for Lake County Schools meets Monday, June 25 – at 6 p.m. at the school district office. This group was founded to address the current issues facing the buildings and facilities in the Lake County School District. The group is committed to keeping parents, students and the Lake County community informed about the status and progress of work and grant applications. Please join them tonight. For a full progress report, CLICK to Connect.

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