The Governor’s Job Hunt is a job-search assistance program offered by the Pikes Peak Workforce Center that matches young people’s skills and interests with employment opportunities. Employment services are available, at no cost, to both employers and young adults, ages 16 – 24.

Young adults, 16 – 24, interested in employment may call 719 667-3860 or visit the
Young Adult Zone at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.



Has it Been Successful?

More than 500,000 young people have found employment since the program began in 1981. The program serves as a national model, receiving Presidential Awards in 1983 and 1993, and has been replicated in several cities across the United States.

Who is Eligible?

Young adults, ages 16 through 24, are eligible to participate in the Job Hunt. Economic circumstances are not a consideration for program registrants. Proof of age and citizenship are required. This is a free referral service to young adults and employers. Other employment and educational opportunities may be available for qualified youth.

What Types of Positions are Available?

Employers throughout Colorado provide a diverse selection of jobs including clerical, customer service, labor, and sales. There are both full- and part-time jobs available for young adults.

How are Young Adults and Jobs Matched?

All young adults need to create an account in Connecting Colorado. The Governor’s Job Hunt staff at PPWFC will then assist you with essential job-search activities, such as developing a résumé, interview-skills training, clear guidance about professional conduct expectations while on the job, and other job-readiness tools.

Once a young adult has demonstrated their readiness for job placement, our staff will work to match the young adult’s skills and interests with an available job opening. When an appropriate match is found, the counselor will refer the young adult directly to the hiring employer. As always, the final hiring decision is made by the employer.


The Governor’s Job Hunt Program is sponsored by the Governor’s Office, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and the Colorado Workforce Centers.