Hiring & Training

Resources to grow, train, and develop your workforce.


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The TalentFOUND gateway connects businesses with the most relevant tools and resources of the Colorado talent development network, helping employers create their own unique paths to business success. Recruit skilled workers, train existing team members, and build your talent pipeline. 

Connecting Colorado
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Employers can post a job to the job boards for free on Connecting Colorado, which is a website managed by the State of Colorado.

Talent Consulting
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The Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center runs custom database searches in Connecting Colorado to source candidates for employers. They also work with their Career Coaches to promote positions to candidates that are best suited for your open positions.

Host a Job Fair/Hiring Event
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The Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center can help you plan, coordinate and execute a job fair or hiring event. These events take place in the community, at your workplace or online. We even help spread the word about it to job seekers.

Colorado Bioscience Association Career Center
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Members of the Colorado Bioscience Association (CBSA) are able to reach a greater talent pool by posting their job listings on the CBSA online job board.

Customized Trainings
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The Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center may be able to create a customized training for your organization.

Apprenticeship Program
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Apprenticeships offer businesses a flexible training solution, resulting in a well-skilled, well-rounded worker ready for a professional career in your company. 


  • Develop highly skilled, highly productive employees
  • Reduce turnover rates
  • Increase productivity
  • Lower recruitment costs
  • Increase safety in the workplace
  • Create a more diverse workforce and new pool of workers

A Business Services Representative can help you:

  • Understand the apprenticeship training and employment model
  • Identify roles within your organization that may benefit from an apprenticeship program
  • Connect you with appropriate resources to create and maintain a program
  • Assist you with recruiting candidates

Layoff Support
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The Business Services team at the Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center offers resources to businesses restructuring or downsizing and are laying off or terminating staff. They recognize these situations are incredibly stressful for both the business and staff and are available to lend support to make the transition smoother. You can rest assured that the information shared remains confidential. Their team is available to respond quickly and offer support within 24 hours of being notified. \nSupport includes:

  • Reviewing your plan to share the news with staff, including those being let go and those staying onboard
  • Explaining to staff how to file for unemployment benefits
  • Connecting employees to a Career Coach to learn about job search and placement assistance
  • Sharing information about workshops and training
  • Linking individuals to financial resources, educational and mental health resources within the community
Start 2 Home
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Designed to help you and your employees happily settle in your town! Start 2 Home can help you with employee retention and attraction.  Through a partnership between Jeffco EDC and Cornerstone Home Lending Inc., you and your employees can enjoy a smooth, stress-free move with Start 2 Home.

The Relocation/Refinance Benefits:

  • Dedicated teams completely focused on your employee, the buyer
  • Reduced costs with discounted home buying, lending and moving fees
  • Lender-paid credit from Cornerstone
  • Reduced mortgage insurance (MI) premiums
  • Rebates provided to homebuyers after the real estate closing
  • Exclusive access to HomeScout, a next-generation, immersive real estate search app featuring 100% MLS data for the entire country
  • Vast network of service providers, including landscaping, home improvement, pet care, plumbing and more
On-The-Job Training Program
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Businesses of all sizes may be eligible for the On-The-Job-Training grant program. Businesses may be eligible to receive up to 50% wage reimbursement, while a new employee is being trained. This program is intended to offset the risk of hiring and training new staff by bringing on a new employee that has most of the skills, but not all, a company needs. The Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center will work with your office to develop a training plan to help make a new employee successful.

Executive High School Internship Program
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(Jeffco Public Schools) will provide high school seniors who are accepted into the program the opportunity to gain exposure to a career field they hope to pursue after graduation. The interns complete 100 non-paid hours at their internship site, complete weekly summaries and hourly reports, obtain sponsor approval of time sheets every four weeks and complete the final project as assigned by the Program Director. Jefferson County Public Schools insurance covers interns while on site at their internship location. Interns receive one-half academic credit for the internship and one-half credit for the workplace readiness as a letter grade on their transcript.

CareerWise Colorado Youth Apprenticeships
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Finding qualified early-career talent is increasingly expensive, competitive, and time-consuming. CareerWise Colorado provides a talent solution for companies of all industries and sizes. From financial services, to advanced manufacturing, information technology, and more; they deliver a nationally-recognized program designed to meet the most pressing talent challenges facing companies today.
Job Training Incentive Grant
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The Job Training Incentive Grant provides financial assistance on a reimbursement basis, to encourage the hiring and training of a local workforce. The program reimburses up to $5,000 if hiring from an existing local workforce, or $6,250 if hiring a recent graduate from a Westminster institution. Qualifying applicant industries include: manufacturing, technology and innovation, financial services, aerospace/defense and business support services. Retail and restaurants are not eligible for this grant.

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Work Based Learning Incentive Program
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WBLI will provide funding to help with the start-up costs of developing work-based learning programs, including training dollars that could be used in partnership with institutions of higher education or other training providers. WBLI provides financial reimbursements of up to $10,000! Rural and/or small businesses are eligible to earn additional incentives of $100. Applications are now open and will be collected on a rolling basis and funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds run out. The program runs through May 2024.

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Get a customized list of support programs, resources, and incentives to accelerate your business. Simply answer a few basic questions about your business and the goals you have, and we'll do the rest!

Visit the Colorado Bioscience Association Career Center
Get Pre-Approved for Enterprise Zone Tax Incentives
Explore industry partnerships with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)