Mesa County Workforce Center Newsletter-May 2019

May, 15th, 2019


Diesel Doctor is hiring for several positions! Check out the flyer to learn more about the event: Diesel Doctor Flyer

Gonzo Energy Services is seeking hardworking individuals to join their team! Learn details about the event by opening the flyer: Gonzo Energy Services Flyer

Seeking employment in the medical field? SummitWest Care is hosting a hiring event. Join us: SummitWest Care Flyer


Attention Teen Job Seekers!!! If you are needing guidance on finding a Summer job, please come down to the Workforce Center or call 970-248-7560 to make an appointment with the Youth Employment Specialist!

LinkedIn Workshop: During this 1 hour and 15 minute workshop, you will learn how LinkedIn can you help you network effectively and make professional connections during your job search process.  Detail about registering for this event on the flyer provided: LinkedIn Flyer-May

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Job Search Toolbox Workshop: Come learn the fundamentals of job searching, resumes and cover letters, and interviewing. The Job Search Toolbox Workshop is offered every Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Contact the Job Services team at: (970) 248-7560 to register!


We are dedicated to  helping businesses across Mesa County succeed and thrive through our network of resources. We provide up-to-date economic, workforce, labor market data, and recruiting trends that allow you to make informed business decisions that impact your bottom line.

Upcoming Events Free Events: 
The Impact of Legalized Weed in the Workplace– Find out what you need to do in light of the changing landscape of legalized marijuana in Colorado.
Vance O. Knapp, Esq. and Armstrong Teasdale
Registration is required! 
How to Communicate in Funkytown-What to Say & How to Say It- This presentation will provide employers with both the empowering context and the tangible tools to create open and honest communication about a drug free workplace.
Kris Boesch
Registration is required!

‘Why Do You Want This Job?’ Is A Trick Question — Here Is How To Intelligently Answer It

When Experience Is Not Enough — Recruiters Reveal Why Qualified Candidates Do Not Get The Job


What is Priority of Service?

At the Mesa County Workforce Center, Veterans and their eligible spouses receive Priority of Service in all federally funded programs. But what exactly qualifies an individual as a Veteran or eligible spouse?

To receive Priority of Service (go to the head of the line) as a Veteran, you need to have at least one day of active duty and anything but a dishonorable discharge. An eligible spouse is the wife or husband of a Veteran who served at least one day of active duty and received anything but a dishonorable discharge. That is all you need to receive Priority of Service at the Mesa County Workforce Center.

Federally funded programs such as the Career Development Program, TANF, and Employment First have eligibility requirements as well. You may qualify for Priority of Service but if you do not meet the eligibility requirements of the program, you cannot participate in that program, regardless of your Veteran status. However, should you meet the eligibility requirements for the program, and qualify for Priority of Service, you will go to the “head of the line”.

Veteran Priority of Service – one of the many ways we say “Thank you for your service” at the Mesa County Workforce Center.


Mesa County jobless rate drops