Workforce Development in Colorado’s Grand Junction Area

Talent Grows Here

Between Grand Junction, the Town of Palisade to the east, and the City of Fruita to the west, the Grand Junction area offers a labor force that over 79,000 strong. The region’s unique quality of life provides the perfect place to raise your family, adventure, and work. With a variety of outdoor activities and an abundance of sunny days, the New West has drawn nationwide interest.

From preschool through grad school, local educational institutions are employing a maverick spirit to groom talent from a young age. Our education system ensures a steady stream of homegrown professionals that work hard in the present to shape a bright future for the valley.

Mesa County Labor Force Information

Talent is Groomed Here

Mesa County Workforce Center

The Mesa County Workforce Center is a resource for businesses and job seekers, offering no-cost services for career guidance and development, such as workshops, recruitment assistance, and business services. The Workforce Center collaborates with GJEP, as well as local education establishments, businesses, and other resources dedicated to economic development to grow and diversify the economy. A collaboration between our Workforce Center and our Department of Human Services— the only one like it in the country— means that we get more people back to work successfully than any other community.

Connecting Colorado

The Workforce Center is partnered with Connecting Colorado, operated by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, where employers can post jobs and find prospect employees looking for career growth across the entire CO.

Post a job and find employees at Connecting Colorado

Western Colorado Community

The Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) works with local employers to customize training for employees. The college also offers supervisor training, LEAN manufacturing training and certificate programs in a variety of industry clusters including process systems technology, manufacturing technology, and technology integration.

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