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Business Services

Our Business Services Team provides a robust variety of no-cost services to help employers meet their recruitment needs and develop a qualified, talented workforce. Our team is focused on providing our local businesses with recruitment assistance, candidate screenings and assessments, labor market information (LMI), training and retention for your employees, and connection to other local resources to support your business needs.

We are here to offer your businesses the support it needs to plan for a thriving future. Contact us to talk more:

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  • We can conduct initial evaluations of applications or resumes to assist your business in the recruiting process and increase the quality of referrals.
  • We administer assessments to further screen your talent pool.
    • As the employer, you can design the assessment or choose from screening tools available.
    • Assessments range from general reading skills to industry specific knowledge standards.
    • Results from assessments can identify areas of improvement, determine promotions or are used in the hiring process to determine the best candidate for a given position.
  • We can help your business identify, attract and select the best qualified candidates for your unique needs.
  • Connect to Connecting Colorado (add link here). Through the statewide job database for Colorado Workforce Centers, businesses can post open positions and search through thousands of applicants state-wide.
  • We host and facilitate hiring events customized for a single employer to assist with recruiting, interviewing and hiring.
  • We design and plan Job Fairs for multiple businesses including those targeting youth or are provided as an on-line virtual event (includes chat rooms, teleconferencing, webcasts, training and workshop videos, webinars, businesses’ online hiring sites, and email to exchange information about job openings and resources).
  • Our Business Services Team has access to labor market insights through Economic Modeling Specialist International (EMSI) a data system that provides tailored labor market information to provide up to date information to key businesses. We can work with your business to gather LMI that targets your needs and interests.
  • Labor Market Information (LMI) includes information on:
    • Industries, occupations, characteristics that make up our local workforce
    • Identified skill needs for businesses
    • Employer wage and benefit trends
    • Short and long-term industry and occupational projections
    • Local worker supply and demand
    • Job vacancies
    • And more!
  • We have supported several industry sector requests with EMSI data, including IT reports, Healthcare Industry Profile, Green Jobs Information and Early Childhood Education Industry Profile.
  • We can help your qualified workers obtain training funding for certification, improving value to both the employee and you, the employer.
  • Our on-the-job training program can pay a portion of a new hires’ hourly salary during the first few months. This can offset your expensive training costs.
  • We can facilitate business education trainings, including:
    • Seminars provided by subject matter experts
    • Roundtable discussions on specific employment needs, challenges, and/or learning and practicing skills
    • Focus groups to obtain input on specific business needs or emerging issues.
  • We can serve as a ‘think tank’ with you to strategize solutions to your employee retention needs, including flex scheduling and telecommute options.
  • When needed, we can offer your business access to our facilities (including computers, copiers, scanners, etc.) to support your meetings, trainings, orientations, interviews, etc.
  • Our ‘Rapid Response Services’ aid businesses facing restructuring and downsizing. We can provide onsite workshops for employees in transition, career coaching, and information on unemployment benefits.
  • Workforce offers paid work-based learning opportunities (such as internships) that can be a win-win for both employers and people seeking to grow their job skills!
  • Internships help people gain workplace skills, improve confidence, and build community networks and can serve as a solution to your unmet business needs!
  • Interested in becoming a worksite for an internship to support your business and our community? Reach out to us! wfbiz@bouldercounty.org

This is a list of local, state and federal resources that could aid community businesses in dealing with COVID-19. Please note some of these services have been in existence before the pandemic, and some are new. Please use this list for your own reference, and if you know of any business services resources to be added, please email wfbiz@bouldercounty.org

Contact Us


Boulder Office

1333 Iris Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
720.776.0822
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Longmont Office

St Vrain Community Hub
515 Coffman Street
Longmont, CO 80501
720.776.0822
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