Where have Colorado’s workers gone? Some say: “We’re still here. Hire us!”
The labor market continues to get even more complex as employers and workers recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Data shows fewer workers are out there though. So, where did they go?
Housing demand is greater than ever but Colorado is building fewer homes than expected. Here’s why.
A pre-pandemic construction labor shortage intensified last year despite a strong real estate market. There’s just not enough workers to build what was planned. The industry is focused on attracting newcomers.
What’s Working: Colorado’s construction industry is short on workers as housing prices skyrocket
Plus: What construction jobs pay, Goodwill celebrates jobs and training and how to get a job in Antarctica this summer.
Thousands of new openings post to Colorado’s official job board each week. Here’s where they come from.
Not all jobs end up on Connecting Colorado. But finding a job or hiring for one in Colorado will always require a multi-search strategy to suss out who’s qualified and what jobs are legit.
What’s Working: Colorado’s job board has 82,000 openings. But are they real?
Plus, training options, new opportunities for small businesses and why calls to the unemployment helpline had just a 5-second wait on Friday.
Colorado needs more skilled workers. But the state provides little help to adults trying to earn a college degree.
A wide swath of Coloradans can’t access well-paying jobs to provide for their families, and employers can’t find workers with the skills needed for specialized jobs.