May 28, 2020

Job Seeker Resources in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs talent network at a job event

As unemployment rates continue to climb nationwide, the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC introduced a new webpage dedicated to helping residents find a career. This new page has the best career resources in one place, including a list of employers who are actively hiring as well as resources to help you learn more about opportunities in the community. From aerospace and defense to the latest healthcare opportunities, hundreds of companies in the Pikes Peak region are hiring, let us help put you in touch.

Jobs board Resources Guide

The new easy-to-use job search guide showcases employers throughout the Pikes Peak region that are actively hiring and looking to share more information with interested candidates. There are over 2,000 different positions available right now across Colorado Springs’ various key industries. In addition, there are several essential businesses keeping Colorado Springs running that are looking to fill needs immediately such as King Soopers, Goodwill, Natural Grocers, Petco, and CVS Health Retail.

Key industries in Colorado Springs

Key sectors such as aerospace and defense, cybersecurity, medical technologies, healthcare, and food & beverage are just some of the industries that make Colorado Springs a desirable place to do business. In the aerospace and defense fields alone, our region has over 250 companies with over 100 positions available. The Colorado Springs’ cybersecurity ecosystem is on a continued path of growth due to the worldwide increase in online activity due to the pandemic. Take a look at these resources to learn more about the nearly 400 cybersecurity employment opportunities with prominent companies like Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Root9B. With promising signs that the cybersecurity industry will continue to buck the unemployment trend plaguing industries right now, communities with a strong cybersecurity presence, including both company presence and available training programs to fuel a talent pipeline, will have an advantage in the post-COVID economic recovery. Look no further then local programs at UCCS and Pikes Peak Community College to get started on your new career.

In addition to cybersecurity, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an urgent demand for healthcare workers in Colorado Springs. Find your next career path with over 450 open positions in the healthcare field including registered nurses and homecare providers.

A great city for Veterans

Business Insider recently ranked Colorado Springs in the top 10 best U.S. cities for veterans to live in. With multiple military bases in the area, the region’s ex-military population is an important demographic for Colorado Springs’ cybersecurity ecosystem – as well as the aerospace and defense industries. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) is another important tool for veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce. Consistently ranked as a top military-friendly school, nearly 20 percent of the schools’ student body has some sort of military affiliation. Local organizations like Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center have an abundance of employment resources for veterans in Colorado Springs like job boards, local events and information about Peer Navigator – a Veterans Integration Program.

You have the will, we have the way

Colorado Springs has had an active and data-driven response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit this page to learn more about the tools and resources city leaders created to help guide you through this time. Services include:

  • Guidelines to reopening your business
  • COVID-19 Hotline
  • Apply for grant funding
  • Apply for SBA loans
  • Safeguard your workplace
  • Unemployment resources
  • Food and Bev and Healthcare Resources

Additional state resources are also available through the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment and Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center. If you have questions regarding the jobs board or need any further assistance in your search, contact us for more information.