Hire a Colorado Veteran!

When leaving military service, having a job makes all the difference for veterans and their families. A great way to thank them for their contributions in defense of our freedom is to ensure that when they return home they are welcomed, respected, and employed.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and Colorado’s Workforce Centers are dedicated to helping employers and veterans navigate the challenging economic landscape. Whether you are an employer looking for a great employee or a veteran looking for work, we're here to help you.

Hire a veteran!

If you’re an employer with even one job opening, please consider filling that position with a veteran. It makes good business sense. They have the training, work ethic, and proven skills that will immediately add value to your operations. Equally important, when you put these men and women to work for your company you’ll be contributing to Colorado’s global competitiveness and the strength of our economic base.

Connecting Colorado Launch Connecting Colorado!

Simply click the button above and register with Connecting Colorado, a website that enables job seekers and employers to connect with each other. After registering, you can post a job listing or tap into information about more than 20,000 job seekers who are veterans.

Why you should hire a veteran:

Ability to learn new skills & concepts.
While in the military, Service Members undergo rigorous training programs to become experts in a wide-range of skills and concepts that can easily be transferred to a civilian work environment.
Strong leadership qualities.
The military trains Service Members to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation and inspiration in some of the toughest situations imaginable.
Flexibility to work strongly in teams or work independently.
The size and scope of military operations necessitates that Service Members understand how groups of all sizes relate to each other and support the overarching objective.
Diversity and strong interpersonal skills.
Service Members have learned to work side by side with individuals regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, economic status, and geographic origins as well as mental, physical and attitudinal capabilities.
Ability to work efficiently and diligently in a fast-paced environment.
Service Members have developed the capacity and time-management skills needed to know how to accomplish tasks correctly and on time, in spite of limited resources and immense pressure.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit

or as we call it, WOTC [watt-sea]

WOTC can reduce your income tax liability if you hire a veteran who meets certain requirements.

Find your local workforce center.

Workforce Centers located across Colorado have insights into each communities' economy and trends as no other employment agency does. The veterans selected for your position will be among the most qualified applicants you will see.

We can work with you at a Workforce Center or in your place of business to find a veteran. You can do business with us by phone, email, or face-to-face. Check the map to find the location nearest you. You can also call toll free 1-877-US-2JOBS (1-877-872-5627).

Map of Colorado

View the Colorado Veterans' Employment Offices in a full screen map.

Search for jobs!

Launch Connecting Colorado and complete a job application. As a veteran, you will have early access to new job listings.

Connecting Colorado Launch Connecting Colorado!

Begin by registering and providing some basic information about yourself and skills. Browse through the listings, utilizing a powerful search engine that makes the process fast and accurate.

Your online information will be the first the employer sees when searching for candidates.

Locate your
veteran representative.

Your local Workforce Center can help you get the job of your dreams. We're committed to understanding your career goals and to providing the training you'll need to reach them. The job search can be a stressful job in itself and careful thought in making the right decisions is critical. Let us help.

As a veteran, you get priority service and will see job listing first. Now, more than ever, the economic climate in Colorado demands that job seekers be prepared. Our staff has a long-standing commitment to deliver quality services to Colorado veterans.

Map of Colorado

View the Colorado Veterans' Employment Offices in a full screen map.