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September proclaimed Workforce Development Month

Posted on 09/09/2019
September proclaimed Workforce Development Month

Joining with the Governor of Colorado and the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, September has been proclaimed as Workforce Development Month by the Board of County Commissioners.

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 job fairs, hiring events, open houses and workshops. 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 www.eswc.org.

“We’re excited about the activities we have planned for this month, which will help to increase awareness throughout our community,” said Tami Grant, Employment Services Division Head. “With unemployment rates as low as they are right now (currently, the National Unemployment Rate is 3.7%, Colorado’s is 2.9% and Greeley’s is 2.6%), our whole team is working hard to provide services to our local businesses and residents to help meet their needs.”

The hard work by Employment Services staff to meet those needs is evident by the numbers. During the last program year (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019), ESWC:
• Enrolled a total of 661 participants in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs
• Provided basic career services to 9,668 citizens
• Hosted 358 customized recruitment events for employers

“It’s been my absolute pleasure to serve on the Workforce Development Board and to work with the amazing Employment Services staff,” said Commissioner Coordinator Scott James. “The State Demography Office is projecting the population of Weld County to more than double by 2050, and since more people equals more jobs, now more than ever we look to our Employment Services team to provide businesses with professional services to help them recruit and retain a competitive workforce while assisting residents with getting additional training and getting back to work.”

Employment Services of Weld County is a comprehensive workforce center which connects 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 www.eswc.org.