WORKFORCE PULSE Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Development Board - September 2023

Next Meeting Date & Location

Thursday, October 5, 2023: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: TBD

Workforce Development Month

Workforce Development Month is a nationwide celebration to showcase the opportunities that Workforce Development offers for Americans to develop workplace experience and skills that employers value.

Throughout the month of September, leaders in business, labor, workforce, education, and other critical industries have the opportunity to showcase their workforce development programs, participants, and facilities in their local communities. Additionally, program participants have a platform to share their experience with workforce services and programs, and how it has transformed their lives.

Open Houses

Join Arapahoe/Douglas Works! in celebrating workforce development at our Open House Event, on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Additionally, Arapahoe/Douglas Works! will be hosting a Community Partners Open House at Centennial Workforce Center - located at Lima Plaza Campus, 6974 S. Lima Street, Centennial, CO 80112 on September 21st from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m..

Business Services Manager

We're excited to announce that Jamie Fisher is now the Business Services Manager at A/D Works! leading all business and economic development services! Contact Jamie at 303.636.1619 or JFisher@arapahoegov.com.

Upcoming Business Education Events

Discovering Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Business Services

This webinar will provide you with an overview of what the Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Business Services team can offer you. Some topics that are discussed include the following: job postings, email blasts, screenings, hiring events, job fairs, recruiting military veterans, work-based learning, business information, labor market information, use of facilities, business education, rapid response services, and assessments.

Hosted virtually the third Wednesday of every month from 12 pm - 1 pm. RSVP to Stephanie Garno at sgarno@arapahoegov.com.

Automation: Strategies for a Scare Labor Market

A panel of experts from the Colorado Small Business Development Center, other industry leaders, and A/D Works! Business Services staff will lead a discussion about innovate ways to incorporate automation into your business. September 20th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m..

Reducing Turnover and Improving Retention

Gain insight into strategies and best practices to improve retention and reduce turnover. September 26th from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m..

2023 Workforce Development Showcase

Explore Alternative Concepts and Filling Talent Pipelines in Today's Workplace. Don't miss keynote speaker Nicole Overley from Deloitte as she presents on Global Workforce Trends on Wednesday, September 27th from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m..

Upcoming Job Seeker Events

FedEx Ground Hiring Events

American Automation Services

WSi Healthcare Personnel Hiring Event

Douglas County Schools Hiring Event

  • September 26th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Castle Rock Sturm Campus
Strive for Better

Mark your calendars as we come together to network and celebrate pioneers in the Fair Opportunity Hiring movement, hear from Breakthrough participants on the power of employment in a successful reentry, and learn more about how your or your business can get started down the path to becoming a Fair Opportunity employer and enhance your DE&I efforts.

September 21st from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Checkr Offices: 1621 18th Street, Denver CO

Please reach out to Ashley Furst, Director of Marketing, at ashley@timetobreakthrough.org with questions about the event

Navigating the Labor Market: Arapahoe/Douglas Works!' Industry Profiles

A/D Works!' new industry profiles provide comprehensive insights into various sectors within the Colorado Urban Front Range. These profiles encompass a range of critical data points, including historical trends, employment statistics, and demographic information. They also delve into the evolving landscape of telework and automation strategies, shedding light on how these technologies are impacting the local workforce.

Additionally, the industry profiles offer valuable information on wage trends and highlight the top occupations within these industries, making them an invaluable resource for businesses, job seekers, and policymakers in the region.

Profiles available for Bioscience, Construction, Finance & Insurance, Hospitality, Information Technology, and Manufacturing. Profiles coming soon include Aerospace & Aviation, Air Transportation, Broadband, Engineering, Healthcare, and Retail.

Wage Report

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employments Office of Labor Market Information (LMI) has released its annual Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) Report. This report provides a comprehensive overview of Colorado’s occupational employment and wage dynamics statewide. The report includes information such as average hourly and annual wages for the top 20 Colorado occupations, the 20 highest- and lowest-earning occupations in Colorado, and more. Here is a link to the report: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Wage Report

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Employment First Career Fair

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! hosted the annual Employment First Career Fair on July 12, 2023 at CentrePoint Plaza, and it was successful for the job seekers and employers who attended! There were over 130 enthusiastic attendees from various Arapahoe/Douglas Works! programs including Employment First, Parents to Work, Colorado Works, and WIOA, along with general jobseekers. Read Full Post

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center Dashboard
PY22 Central Planning Region Labor Market Information* - June 2023
Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Development Board Task Forces are Seeking Members

Marketing/Outreach/Engagement Task Force

This task force is focused on enhancing the efficiency and reach on marketing efforts. The objective is to deliver a unified and impactful message that resonates with the target audience and promotes the objectives of the Workforce Development Board and Arapahoe/Douglas Works!. This task force is committed to continuously evaluating their approach and market data-driven decisions to ensure their marketing efforts are as effective as possible.

Mental Health Task Force

This task force aims to improve awareness and support for mental health. The objective is to collect and provide resources and best practices that enhance the understanding of mental health and promote its importance. The task force is committed to spreading awareness and educating the public on the significance of mental wellness.

Young Adult Engagement Task Force

This task force is dedicated to increasing the engagement and enrollment of young adults (age 16-24), in workforce development services. The objective is to develop effective strategies to reach and motivate this demographic to take advantage of available opportunities and resources. The task force is committed to creating innovative approaches that resonate with young adults and support their career development, empowering them to achieve their professional goals and success in the workforce.

Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Development Board High Performing Board

The Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) has identified key performance indicators to be designated as a High Performing Local Workforce Development Board. The Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Development Board strives to maintain a high-performing status, which qualifies us for additional grant money to provide members an opportunity for professional development, industry knowledge, and community awareness. In order to help us be recognized as high performing by CWDC, please click http://bit.ly/LWDBReporting to report any talent development system events or community events that you have attended while representing the board.

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Events

We have several events posted on a monthly basis on our website targeted for our Board Members, Business Partners and Community Partners. We also have a Job Seeker event calendar. Check back regularly as events get added daily!

If you have an event you would like to be added to our calendar please email adwmarketing@arapahoegov.com

"Business Buzz"

The Business Services Team at Arapahoe/Douglas Works! is here to help!

Call 303.636.1359 or email Business.Solutions@arapahoegov.com to get started today!
For additional information, please contact: Business Services Team at business.solutions@arapahoegov.com or apply online

Connect with a Business Services Representative today!

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