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Welcome to the Larimer County Workforce Center!
Don’t Miss February’s Inside Edge on Hiring
Join us for February’s Inside Edge in Fort Collins! Learn what training opportunities these businesses offer. What are the occupations they hire? What are the best ways to get a foot in the door? Attend this panel presentation to meet representatives and learn the answers to these questions and more. Flyer below!
When: February 1, 2018 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Harmony Library Front Range Community College 4616 S. Shields, Fort Collins, CO
Youth Friendly Employers Update
NEW** UPDATED Youth Friendly Employer Listing
The Youth Friendly Employers List identifies 175+ local businesses that hire youth ages 14-18. Available in English & Spanish.
This information provided is subject to change.
Unemployment Insurance provides partial wage replacement to workers who have become unemployed through no fault of their own.
How to I File a Claim for Unemployment Insurance? (Apply)
1 (800) 388-5515 Toll Free
1 (303) 318-9000
1 (800) 894-7730 (TDD)
1 (303) 318-9016 (TDD)
What Information do I need to have available when filing?
- Your social security number
- Alien permit number (if not a citizen)
- Last employer’s name, address, dates employed, rate of pay, reason(s) you are no longer working, and last paystub or current W2 form
- You will need the names, addresses, and dates of employment for all employers you worked for during the last 18 months, including employment outside of Colorado
- If you were in the military or worked for the federal government, please have available such forms as DD214, SF 8, and SF 50
When Should I File a Claim?
On the first day that you are unemployed, or that your hours are reduced to less than full-time, you may file a claim for benefits. You cannot be paid unemployment insurance benefits for any time before the date you actually file a claim. We strongly recommend that you use the “estimate your potential benefits” tool on the www.colorado.gov/cdle website. This tool can help you determine the best time to file your claim. Sometimes waiting a week or two can actually increase your payments. Please be aware that the first week you are eligible for benefits is an unpaid waiting week.
What Should I Expect After Filing a Claim?
After your claim has been filed, you will receive various letters and forms in the mail, as well as an Unemployment Insurance handbook that explains your rights and responsibilities while receiving benefits. Please read the handbook carefully and follow the instructions in the letters and on the forms. Once your claim has been submitted to the Unemployment Insurance office, you will need to register with your local Workforce Center at www.connectingcolorado.com.