Latest News – May 17

Get a Job! Leadville Gears Up For Summer Work

The seasons are starting to turn, school will be getting out soon and thoughts turn to summertime . . . . jobs! According to the Leadville Workforce Center, summer jobs for local youth are beginning to increase and the Climax Mine has career opportunities within the local mining industry.Here’s a list of local jobs registered at the workforce center: LINK.

On the flip side of the labor coin, if you’re an employer and “need help finding and keeping  great employees” then be sure to sign up for next week’s webinar offered through the Leadville Workforce Center. Business Education Top 10 FlyerNext Tuesday, May 24 at 4 p.m. or Wednesday, May 25 at noon, you can watch a Business Education Webinar. The program will provide a variety of helpful tools and resources for Leadville and Lake County employers who want to connect with and hire the right people for the job. It’s a common challenge among local businesses: finding, and then KEEPING, qualified workers. So consider checking out this program, it shouldn’t take more than an hour. There will also be an opportunity to engage in conversation and ask questions.

 Oh, and in case you don’t feel like sitting and watching it from the comfort and convenience of your office, on your own computer, Leadville Labor & Employment Specialist Kim Rodriquez adds, “if business leaders need a break, they are always welcome to join me at the Workforce Center to watch the webinar.” Contact Rodriquez, at 719-486-2428 or stop in the workforce center at 115 W 6th Street.

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Job Fair in Neighboring Summit County Next Week

For those looking for work “over the hill,” then take note of the upcoming job fair next week in Summit. On Thursday, May 26, the Frisco Workforce Center will hold a Summit County Job Fair at the Community and Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place in Frisco from 3 – 6 p.m.

The event is anticipated to draw hundreds of job seekers to meet with representatives from more than 30 businesses with full-time and part-time positions to be filled.  In fact, many could land a summer job right on the spot!Connecting-Colorado_Workforce

Staff from the Frisco Workforce Center will be on hand to answer questions and address specific topics that will help teens get ahead such as how to do a successful job interview, money management, apprenticeships and more.

Having an account with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s job bank called Connecting Colorado is helpful but is not required.  People interested in attending the Summit County Job Fair can learn more by contacting the Frisco Workforce Center at 602 Galena Street.  The Frisco Workforce Center can also be reached at 970-668-5360 or via email at Frisco@state.co.us.

“Come prepared and hiring managers and recruiters will be impressed,” says Rosemary Pettus, Regional Director of the Frisco Workforce Center.  “Take notes and get your questions answered when visiting with recruiters.  If you’re ready, the Summit County Job Fair can be a major turning point for you.”

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