SERVING EMPLOYERS, JOB SEEKERS & YOUNG ADULTS

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center connects vital businesses with work-ready job seekers and employer-driven services. We help residents of El Paso and Teller Counties with career transition, whether they are unemployed, underemployed, or employed.

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center connects vital businesses with work-ready job seekers and employer-driven services. We help residents of El Paso and Teller Counties with career transition, whether they are unemployed, underemployed, or employed.

At PPWFC, employers are the #1 priority! PPWFC helps employers find the right person for the job by searching our database of job seekers and matching their skills and education with those required by the employer. From free job posting to training grants, PPWFC has it all to help businesses succeed!

Adults, ages 18+, we have computers you may use to create your résumé and for job-search activities; plus we have a variety of programs that you may be qualified for. Are you interested in On-the-Job Training, Internship, or Apprenticeship opportunities?  Or perhaps you need assistance with training, certification, and/or licensure. If you’re ready for your next step, speak with a Career Counselor in our front office to discuss your options!

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center offers a wide variety of free services to registered job seekers.  Visit our office and have access to resources and staff to help you get started.  Free workshops are offered to assist job seekers with computer skills, job searches, career assessments, résumé writing and effective interview skills. Other specialized opportunities provide qualified job seekers with more intensive training and supportive services.
PPWFC has programs for Young Adults, ages  16 to 24, who are having trouble achieving academic or employment success. Out-of-school young adults who may not have completed their diploma requirements can find help getting their GED or getting back into school.  If eligible, young adults may receive help with career assessments, tutoring and study skills, tuition assistance, leadership training, mentoring, occupational training, apprenticeships and more.

All local young adults, 16 through 24, may participate in the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt program–a free job-referral service–and are welcome to attend workshops on job-search skills. Young adults interested in employment can go to any American Job Center located throughout the state. These offices, including the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, are a place where young people can meet with a career specialist who will assist them with job-search activities and referrals.

For Veterans, we offer a myriad of employment-related services designed to assist you in transitioning from the military to a civilian career. Your military service entitles you to Priority of Service in American Job Centers, including the Pikes Peak Workforce Center.  Federal law mandates you be served ahead of, or instead of, all others seeking assistance, notwithstanding any provision in federal law. You served us, now let us serve you!
  •  $126.8 million aggregate economic impact of PPWFC (new worker earning spent on local goods/services & contributing to tax base) (July 2017 – June 2018)
  •  $7.2 million received by PPWFC in federal & state funds. (July 2017 – June 2018)
  • Every dollar’s worth of services PPWFC provides yields $17.51 in benefits to the community. (July 2017 – June 2018)
  •  $14,983 individuals PPWFC placed in jobs, with average annual wage of $41,172. (July 2017 – June 2018)
  •  11,661 open jobs in El Paso & Teller counties (August 2018)
  • 0.68 people in Colorado Springs looking for work per each open position. (2018)
  •  High-demand sectors in the region: aerospace, IT, cyber security, manufacturing, construction & trade, transportation, utilities, health care, education, financial, leisure & hospitality (July 2017 – June 2018)
  •  6,057 actual new jobs in El Paso County (Q4 2016 to Q4 2017)
  • 274,536 people employed in El Paso County (2018)

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