Observance highlights role of center

The Mesa County Workforce Center long has served as an important matchmaker in the Grand Valley in assisting businesses looking for employees and people looking for jobs.

The role of the center is highlighted in September, though, as part of the annual observance of Workforce Development Month in Colorado.

A series of activities are planned at the center, culminating with an event dubbed Jobfest 2014 on Sept. 30. At least 30 businesses are expected to participate, representing a cross section of industry sectors. Moreover, all of the companies will be actively recruiting to fill job openings, including seasonal and permanent positions.

Almost a week before Jobfest — on Sept. 24 — the center will join with the Western Colorado Human Resource Association in presenting what’s billed as a job fair boot camp. Local HR professionals will lead workshops on such topics as resumes, the job application process and what employers look for in applicants. The idea, of course, is to help job hunters prepare for the job fair.

The Mesa County Workforce Center offers a wide range of services to businesses and people, many of them free. The center serves as an important source of resources well worth tapping.