Workforce center moves to Kiowa

Site offers computer access, job listings, career counseling, other services

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A state-run workforce center in Elbert County has headed east.

The former Elizabeth Workforce Center has moved from 240 Elizabeth St. in Elizabeth to 75 Ute Avenue, Kiowa, which is about seven miles from the previous location, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

"The new Kiowa Workforce Center will be co-located with the Elbert County Department of Human Services," said Ellen Golombek, executive director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, which operates the workforce center.  “The Department of Human Services shares our commitment to strengthening the region's quality of life, so co-locating with them is a perfect fit.”

The state's workforce centers offer a multitude of free services — including job listings, computer access, career counseling and recruiting services — for employers and job seekers.

The center's new location opened March 22. The phone number has changed to 720-639-5859. Hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“The new location will allow us to more effectively balance resources in partnership with Elbert County Human Services and provide coordinated services for both employers and job seekers,” said Dawn Garcia, Eastern Region Workforce Center director.

“We want the citizens of Elizabeth to know that the same services we have provided them in the past will continue to be provided at our new location.”

An open house for the new location is planned for 3 to 6 p.m. March 31.

Find more information on the workforce centers at www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/wfc.

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