by Pam Zubeck
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center has an additional office in Fountain and also announces a "Strategic Staffing Hiring Event" in which a company is seeking to hire more than 100 remodel workers for a retail and warehouse remodel project in the Southern Colorado Springs/Fountain area.
The satellite office opens Wednesday, June 15, at the Lorraine Center run by the Fountain Fort Carson School District. The center also houses a satellite office of the El Paso County Department of Human Services and is located at 301 E. Iowa in Fountain.
The services from the Pikes Peak Workforce Center will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
From the county's press release:
“In 2010 more than 5,000 customers traveled to the main Pikes Peak Workforce Center offices from Security, Widefield and Fountain,” said Commissioner Dennis Hisey. “This new location will better serve the residents in Southern El Paso County by decreasing their commute for job search assistance and career guidance.”
One person will manage the office and assist job seekers with online job searches and unemployment insurance questions. The office will also have a resource room equipped with computers with Internet access for job search activities such as; researching companies, filing for unemployment benefits, setting up an email account to submit applications and receive responses to job postings, accessing Connecting Colorado (state job search database). The computers also have resume writing software and the resource room has a resource library, printer, copier and fax machine.
The job fair for the remodeling jobs will be held tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon at the Workforce Center, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave. According to the posting, previous experience in warehouse, retail, or remodeling is a plus, but not necessary. Multiple shifts are available, but workers must be able to work forty hours per week and have no missed time during project. Applicants must be 18 and should bring two forms of ID with you — Social Security cards and picture IDs are recommended.