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Workforce Center Offices will be CLOSED on June 29th from 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
The Fort Collins and Loveland Workforce Center Offices will be closed for a staff meeting today, Thursday, June 29, 2017, from 2:30 PM-5:00 PM. This closure includes both computer labs. Offices will re-open on Friday, June 30, 2017, at 8:00 AM. For questions please call: Fort Collins – (970) 498-6600 Loveland – (970) 619-4650 Thank you!
Workforce Center Offices will be CLOSED to recognize Independence Day, July 4th 2017
The Fort Collins and Loveland Workforce Center Offices will be CLOSED to recognize Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. Our offices will be closed from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. This closure includes all computer labs. Our offices will re-open on Wednesday, July 5th at 8:00 AM. For questions please call:
Fort Collins: (970) 498-6600
Loveland: (970) 619-4650
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Transitions, Layoffs & Separation
The only constant in life is change. Over time, your business may experience transitions which cause stress and lost productivity, and at other times, open the door to new opportunities. If your organization is preparing to transition or lay off employees, it is vital that you make well-informed decisions. Consider your options and tap into the services offered by the Larimer County Workforce Center (LCWC) and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE).
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LCWC Rapid Response Coordinators:
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Transitions, Layoffs & Separation Resources
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In most cases, employers are required to continue group health coverage for 18 months after separation. Employers are not required to continue to pay into the dislocated worker’s health coverage, which may result in higher premiums for the individual.
Compare addition health insurance options at the websites listed below.
Layoff Alternatives: The Work-Share Program
The Work-Share Program offers an alternative to employers who are considering a reduction in workforce. Employers may be eligible to reduce and “share” employee hours rather than layoff. To compensate for the reduction in hours, employees may receive part of their regular unemployment benefits.
Rapid Response is a pro-active, business-focused, flexible strategy designed to respond to layoffs and plant closures. Rapid Response coordinators from the LCWC and CDLE work with employers to provide services to affected workers.
- On-site transition information session and job search workshops.
- Information for the business related to the Unemployment Insurance Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification (WARN Act).
- Information on job search, Unemployment Insurance, and community services available to employees.
Connect for Health Colorado
The Connect for Health Colorado Insurance Marketplace is now available for individuals, families and small employers across Colorado. This one-stop online marketplace includes a customer support network of Customer Service Center Representatives, Health Coverage Guides and licensed brokers to help Coloradans find the best health plan for their needs. Connect for Health Colorado is the only place where Coloradans can find out if they are eligible for income based federal financial assistance.
Visit Larimer Health Connect for a list of Larimer County’s Certified Assistance Site Locations: (970) 472-0444
Unemployment Insurance Resources
Unemployment Insurance through the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) provides temporary and partial wage replacement to workers who have become unemployed through no fault of their own.