Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I register for Connecting Colorado?
- Where can I find a list of Human Resources Labor Standards?
- Where do I find minimum wage policy posters?
- Where do I find information about youth labor laws?
- Where do I find information about Occupational Wages?
Commonly Used Links
- Boulder Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
- Career One-stop Centers Locator
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
- Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
- Colorado Workforce Centers Contact Info
- Connecting Colorado
- Department of Labor Federal Bonding Program
- National Labor Market Information
- Occupation(s) Abilities, Work activities, etc.
- Occupational Outlook
- Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) & Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit (W2W)
Federal Bonding Program
The Federal Bonding Program provides individual fidelity bonds for applicants who have a firm job offer but are (or maybe) denied coverage by a commercial insurance company because of:
- Record of arrest, conviction, or imprisonment
- History of alcohol or drug abuse
- Poor credit history
- Lack of employment history
- Other special situations
For more information, call 303-318-8961.
Labor Certification / Prevailing Wage Program
Before a business can hire alien workers, it must submit an application for labor certification and attempt to recruit qualified U.S. workers. Employment Programs assists the employer by:
- Processing the employer’s labor certification request
- Advertising the job opening with Workforce Centers to recruit U.S. workers
- Calculating the prevailing wages for the occupation based on surveys conducted
- Gathering the information needed to grant or deny labor certification
For more information, call the Colorado Dept. of Labor and Employment at 303-620-4200.
Seasonal Farmworker Program
Provides recruitment of temporary agricultural workers and sheepherders by Workforce Centers from outside the area of intended employment. Employers are required by law to provide no-cost or public housing for these workers if it is not to return to their place of residence the same day. Additional Services are provided by MSFW (Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers) located at the Brighton-One-Stop office at 33 N. Main, Brighton, CO 80601. For more information, call MSFW at 303-659-4250.
Worker Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Replacement program for the TJTC (Targeted Jobs Tax Credit) program. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers who invest in American job seekers who have consistently faced barriers to employment. Employers may meet their business needs and claim a tax credit if they hire an individual who is in a WOTC targeted group.
Hiring and Retaining Employees with Disabilities
- Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Business Services
- Imagine!: Imagine!’s Supported Employment program has partnered with businesses for over 30 years in Boulder and Broomfield counties, employing individuals with developmental disabilities. With support from trained Imagine! employees, these hard working and reliable individuals are eager to jump into the market and prove their skills at your company!
- Ramble Collective: The Ramble Collective is an umbrella of community-based programs designed to turn disabilities into possibilities focusing on adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). We accomplish this through programs that create employment opportunities and access to affordable housing where adults with IDD can thrive in community.
- Rocky Mountain DBTAC (Disability Business Technical Assistance Center): Provides information and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Job Accommodation Network: A free consulting service that provides individualized worksite accommodations solutions, technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and education to callers about self-employment options.
- Hire Potential: A national consulting and employment firm that works with corporations committed to diversity by assisting them with integrating, accommodating and employing the Untapped Workforce.
- Tax Credit and Accessibility Information for Employers