Colorado is hard up for teachers. Graduates from the state’s teacher prep programs are down by 24 percent.
Enrollment has almost doubled in an apprenticeship program run by the Colorado chapter of Independent Electrical Contractors over the last six years, but the industry says it still can't keep up with the demand for skilled labor.
With 1 in every 7 Colorado adults using marijuana, even the most conservative employers are having to rethink their testing policies.
The airport recently launched a website listing all job openings, and some businesses are offering “sign on” bonuses as incentives.
- “[Colorado] will be one of the top 10, maybe even a top 5 growth state in 2017," says Rich Wobbekind of the CU Business Research Division.Read more
Colorado's Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, just 15 months old, strives to create well-paying jobs across the state and works with companies to expand the industry's economic impact.