I want to…
Find qualified applicants
Schedule a job fair
Find and apply for grants
Find minimum wage posters
Find Colorado and Federal law affecting posting requirements
Find information about Youth labor laws
Find information about Occupational wages
Contact my local Business Services Representative
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for Connecting Colorado?
Where can I find a list of Human Resources Labor Standards?
Commonly used links:
- Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) & Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit (W2W)
- Department of Labor Federal Bonding Program
- Labor Market Information
- Colorado Wages
- Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
- Colorado Workforce Centers – Contact Info.
- National Labor Market Information
- U.S. Department of Labor — Labor Statistics
- Occupational Outlook
- Connecting Colorado
- Occupation(s) Abilities, Work activities, etc.
- Career One-stop Centers Locator
Federal Bonding Program
The Federal Bonding Program provides individual fidelity bonds for applicants who have a firm job offer but are (or may be) denied coverage by a commercial insurance company because of:
- Record of arrest, conviction, or imprisonment
- History of alcohol or drug abuse
- Poor credit history
- Lack of employment history
- Other special situations
For more information: Call 303.413.7555
Labor Certification / Prevailing Wage Program
Before an employer can import and hire alien workers, he must submit an application for labor certification and attempt to recruit qualified U.S. workers. Employment Programs assists the employer by:
- Processing the employer’s labor certification request
- Advertising the job opening with Workforce Centers to recruit U.S. workers
- Calculating the prevailing wages for the occupation based on surveys conducted
- Gathering the information needed to grant or deny labor certification
For more information: Call Colorado Dept. of Labor and Employment, 303-620-4200
Seasonal Farmworker Program
Provides recruitment of temporary agricultural workers and sheepherders by Workforce Centers from outside the area of intended employment. Employers are required by law to provide no-cost or public housing for these workers if it is not to return to their place of residence the same day. Additional Services are provided by MSFW (Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers) located at the Brighton-One-Stop office at: 33 N. Main, Brighton, CO 80601 Phone: 303-659-4250.
WOTC (Worker Opportunity Tax Credit)
Replacement program for the TJTC (Targeted Jobs Tax Credit) program. The program is a federal tax credit for employers who hire certain categories of disadvantaged workers. For more detailed information, please refer to the Federal WOTC page – http://www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax/, or call a WfBC Employer Services Representative at 303.413.7555 (Boulder) or 303.864.6684 (Longmont).
Hiring and Retaining Employees with Disabilities
The National Organization on Disability
Disability Employment 101
A publication from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Education. This guide includes information about how to find qualified workers with disabilities, how to put disability and employment research into practice and how to model what other businesses have done to successfully integrate individuals with disabilities into the workforce.
Rocky Mountain DBTAC (Disability Business Technical Assistance Center):
Provides information and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Job Accommodation Network
A free consulting service that provides:
1) Individualized worksite accommodations solutions
2) Technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation
3) Education to callers about self-employment options
A national consulting and employment firm that works with corporations committed to diversity by assisting them with integrating, accommodating and employing the Untapped Workforce.