Impacting the Community by Investing in Students

Denver South-based Mikron provides machines, money and time in support of the region’s future workforce. Mikron, a Swiss-headquartered company located in Arapahoe County, doesn’t just talk about the workforce gap it foresees in the advanced manufacturing sector. It’s proactively working to address it.  Over the past year, the company has been creating its future workforce […]

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The Changing Face of Economic Development

It used to be that people moved to where the companies and jobs were located. But times have changed and relocating to land a job is not as common. Individuals and families are moving to attractive regions like Denver South that offer a strong quality of life, therefore creating densities of skilled workers. What we’ve […]

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Career Training in Denver South: Non-Traditional Schools for Non-Traditional Students 

Back to school in the Denver area means more than just fresh loose-leaf paper and sharpened pencils. Two new state-of-the-art facilities in the area are seeking to change the way that we approach education, from simply getting the grade to learning hands-on skills. Both the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus in Centennial and Arapahoe Community College’s […]

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A New Approach to Workforce Development: Resources in Denver South

In the modern economy, workforce development is much more than a job board. It means continually helping job seekers and current employees alike to hone new skill sets and in doing so, enhance their value in the workplace. Modern workforce development requires helping job seekers to advance from exactly where they are. While this might […]

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What does work-life balance even mean anymore?

Arianna Huffington turned some heads earlier this month when she said, at a conference of Human Resources professionals in Las Vegas, that she believes there is no such thing as work-life balance. “I’m passionate about never using the word well-being without using the word productive next to it,” she told the audience at the SAP […]

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How college aged students can prepare for the modern workforce

Next time you hear a recent college graduate complain that they’re having a hard time finding a job in their field, believe them. Because the competition out there is stiff. According to the U.S. Department of Education, about 1.9 million newly minted college graduates are expected to hit the job market this year, on top […]

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5 things business should know about hiring recent college graduates

If there’s one constant in the field of workforce development, it’s change. Markets change. Opportunities change. Workforces change. In fact, according to Pew Research, some 10,000 Baby Boomers retire from the U.S. workforce every day. It’s been this way since 2011, and researchers expect the trend to continue until 2030. This is a massive shift […]

How to get more labor in the workforce

The unemployment rate is a funny thing. As of October 2018, the national U.S. unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, meaning that more than 96 percent of the U.S. adult workforce that wanted to be was employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the same time, more than 250,000 new jobs were created in […]