Although the national unemployment rate dipped to 7.9 percent in January, the rate for the Colorado Springs area is 8.8 percent. This means that over 26,000 people in the Pikes Peak region are out of work. This number does not include those discouraged workers who have stopped seeking employment.
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC) and KKTV 11 News today announce the Spring Job Fair to connect businesses with work-ready job seekers.
WHERE: The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 1775 East Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Veterans are allowed early entry at 10 a.m.
WHO: For all job seekers. Companies planning to attend include:
ResCare HomeCare, Xerox, Phil Long Dealerships, Sinton Dairy Foods, LLC,
Clear Channel, ADD STAFF Inc., Goodwill Staffing, Itz Family Food and Fun, Colorado air National Guard, Avalanche Roofing & Exteriors, Time Warner Cable, Loaf N Jug, AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Services), First Command Financial Services, Inc., SOS Employment Group, Progressive Insurance, Appleone Employment Services, Timberline Landscaping Inc, Quantum Research International, GPS Source, Wells Fargo Bank, Batteries Plus, Intelligent Software Solutions (ISS), Aramark Pikes Peak, New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Ace Hardware, TCF Bank, Air Force Reserve, Express Employment Professionals, Luce Research, Kelly Services, TEKsystems, First Command Financial Services, Inc., Frito Lay, Interim Health Care, U.S. NAVY, Denver Department of Safety, May Trucking Company, WOW!, USAA, Colorado State Patrol, URS, Pennica Financial Group, Manpower, Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado Technical University, and more. As more companies register, their names will be added to the PPWFC website.
As more companies sign up their names will be added to the PPWFC website, www.ppwfc.org
NOTE: The Pikes Peak Workforce Center main office will be closed on April 18.
HOW: Job seekers should pre-register at www.ppwfc.org, research companies before the job fair, apply online before the job fair, and dress appropriately.