April 15, 2020

Virtual job fairs and Colorado Springs’ job openings

While the past month has been a whirlwind, we know many residents are searching for jobs in Colorado Springs in response to the closures that have hit across the country. The region is experiencing a hard time, and our city is doing everything we can to lift up everyone’s spirits and offer assistance during this time. From resource pages, to virtual jobs fairs, there is a plethora of information available to assist during this difficult process.

Some local businesses are hiring and resources such as resume support and virtual networking tips have become available to support those looking for work in Colorado Springs. We have collected primary resources for job seekers across industries to assist in your search as well as providing some current job openings for consideration.

Job search resources and career fairs

The Pikes Peak Resource Center offers workshops, training opportunities, resume reviews, and mock interviews for individuals looking for Colorado Springs’ jobs. The resource center will continue their job fair virtually, with dozens of employers remaining online through the end of April. Head over to their site and let the career assessment workshops help you determine your skills, interests, and occupations that might be a good fit for you.

Another great option available is the Springs Careers site connecting quality employers and job seekers in the Colorado Springs area. They also host Colorado Springs’ job fairs and events that are now all completely virtual in addition to a variety of online resources from resume writing to landing the right job.

Some additional resources include the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment page, which provides online resources for resume support, job search, and networking and the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, which has started an Artist Recovery Fund in response to COVID-19 crisis. Not an artist, but need business support? See our recent blog, “Breaking down government support and funding” for more information.

Businesses currently hiring in Colorado Springs

While the unemployment numbers creep up steadily, there is still hope and opportunities in the Colorado Springs region. In addition to assisting your neighbors and lending a helping hand –virtually, of course – there are open positions in our area that may be right up your alley. From the foodservice industry to engineering and IT careers, your next path could be right around the corner.

  • Right now, you can apply for a career with L3Harris Technologies, an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, as they currently have over 100 positions open from engineering to finance. Another defense technology firm, Bluestaq, is also hiring a number of engineering positions.
  • Looking for a career in healthcare? Rocky Mountain Health Care Services, a proud non-profit in Colorado Springs, is hiring for a variety of healthcare positions and is offering sign-on bonuses. The Independence Center is also hiring a number of healthcare positions. Through a local grant, they’re also able to assist a limited number of students to get their CNA training for a cost of only $200 instead of $950.
  • Opportunities in sales, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain await at Philips. If you are ready to join a team looking to improve the quality of people’s lives through meaningful innovation, a career with this flourishing company awaits. Explore the job offerings and select industries here.
  • Looking to flex your muscles in the kitchen and enjoy some tasty offerings on the side? Buffalo Wild Wings is currently hiring to match demand, apply here. Although we typically don’t think of franchises as local businesses, many of the owners, and their employees, are local residents and have similar needs of small, independent restaurants – especially in times of crisis. Here are some additional spots to keep in mind for careers or simply your next take-out order this weekend.
  • Lastly, ADD STAFF is helping a number of local companies fill positions.

The Colorado Springs community is resilient, and we will come out of this stronger than ever before. To learn more about resources available during this time, visit our resource page, www.supportthesprings.com, or contact us for any questions, concerns, or novel ideas.