Local and Regional Annual Plan Public Comment Period is Open!
Larimer County and the Colorado Central Planning Region invite public comment on the updated four-year strategic plans required under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The plans outline strategies to develop, align and integrate service delivery across the local and regional workforce development system. Stakeholders and interested individuals can review the plans and provide feedback HERE. Thank you!
Welcome to the Larimer County Workforce Center!
Welcome to our resources section! Here you will find tons of useful documents, videos, audio, and more!
Workforce Board Regional Labor Market Reports 2016-2017
The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce brought together a group of partners to assess the region’s workforce, identify key challenges, and develop a regional talent strategy. This regional workforce strategy—Talent 2.0—is an extension of a study commissioned by the City of Fort Collins in 2014, also conducted by TIP Strategies.
Categorized in: Business, Labor Market Information
Business-Minimum Wage Order 2017
The Colorado Minimum Wage Order Number 33 (7 CCR § 1103-1), effective January 1, 2017 regulates wages, hours, working conditions, and procedures for certain employers and employees in Colorado. The Wage Order is promulgated by the Division. The Wage Order, in some instances, provides different requirements than FLSA. Contact the U.S. DOL for information on FLSA and federal wage and hour laws (www.dol.gov or 1-866-4USWAGE).
Categorized in: Business, Labor Law Resources
it’s your business, get connected: Business Newsletter (Monthly Archive 2016-2017)
Past issues of ‘it’s your business, get connected: Business Newsletter.
Categorized in: Business, Business Newsletter (Monthly), Labor Market Information
Workforce Center Spotlight (2015) Archive
Listen to archived audio interviews sponsored by KRFC and Larimer County Workforce Center.
Categorized in: Audio, Business, Labor Market Information
LCWC Annual Report 2014
Categorized in: Annual Report, Business
Labor Law Resources
Colorado minimum wage, labor law for youth and other labor law information.
Categorized in: Business Layoff Resources, Job Seekers, Labor Law Resources, Veterans, White Papers, Young Adults
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.
Categorized in: Business Layoff Resources, Community Resources, Job Seekers, Layoff Resources for Job Seekers
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.
Categorized in: Business Hiring Incentives, Business Layoff Resources, Unemployment Insurance Resources
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.
Categorized in: Business, Business Layoff Resources, Layoff Resources for Job Seekers, Unemployment Insurance Resources
Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl. (EMSI)
EMSI has integrated the best official data sources to take the guesswork out of economic research. Customized reports offer a wide variety of historic, current, and forecasted intelligence on the Colorado and Southern Wyoming regions. Contact a Business Development Specialist for more at (970) 498-6665.
Categorized in: Business, Labor Market Information
I-9 Work Documentation
To begin work, you must have proper documentation for employment. The following documents and handout explain in detail what you will need.
Categorized in: Business, Job Search Handouts, Job Seekers, Labor Law Resources, Young Adults
Registered Apprenticeship Programs
Registered Apprenticeship helps mobilize America’s workforce with structured, on-the-job training in traditional industries such as construction and manufacturing, as well as new high-growth industries such as health care, information technology, energy, telecommunications, advanced manufacturing and more. Registered Apprenticeship connects job seekers with employers looking for qualified workers, resulting in a trained workforce and employers with a competitive edge.
Categorized in: Business, Job Seekers, Registered Apprenticeships, Veterans, Young Adults