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September proclaimed Workforce Development Month

Posted on 09/03/2020
September proclaimed Workforce Development Month

September is National Workforce Development Month and the Board of County Commissioners joined in the recognition by reading a proclamation into the record at Wednesday’s Board Meeting.

To celebrate this month, Employment Services of Weld County (ESWC) is teaming with the Department of Labor and Employment to offer a variety of events throughout September, including a virtual job fair, webinars and a fall fest. ESWC will spotlight a wealth of services and resources during these events, which are available to both job seekers and employers alike. For a complete listing of upcoming events, view the calendar at

“Workforce is now, more than ever, experiencing things differently as COVID-19 has rippled throughout the community,” said Tami Grant, Department of Human Services Deputy Director. “Our team has been diligent about working around not having in-person workshops and has moved to employer and job seeker webinars and hosting virtual job fairs online.”

The hard work by Employment Services staff to meet the needs of Weld County’s workforce is evident by the numbers. During the last program year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020), ESWC:
• Saw 76 percent of individuals who went through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs remain employed thereafter
• Provided basic career services to 16,000 citizens
• Posted 11,000 jobs to Connecting Colorado, a website for job seekers to connect with employers

“Thank you for all the work you do throughout the year, but particularly this year,” said Commissioner Coordinator Barbara Kirkmeyer. “COVID-19 has brought on a lot of unemployment this year, and you’re doing the work it takes to help residents connect with needed jobs.”

Employment Services of Weld County is a comprehensive workforce center which connects residents with resources for employment, education and training. ESWC provides a wide variety of services to veterans (who receive priority access), adults and youth, including labor exchange, job referrals, skills assessment, training programs and eligibility screenings for career counseling. ESWC also offers self-service resources, promotion of personal and career development, access to internet tools for employment and training opportunities, GED preparation, and information about both local and regional employers, in addition to other labor markets. Local and regional employers are also assisted with applicant referrals and other employer-specific services. Learn more about Employment Services of Weld County at