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About Colorado: Southern Colorado Region

Photo of Pueblo region

The largest city in this region is Pueblo, which boasts a diverse industrial base that includes Vestas, the Professional Bull Riders Inc., Atlas Pacific Engineering, EVRAZ Steel and TRANE. It is known for its rich culture and heritage as well as the recreational opportunities Lake Pueblo State Park and White Water Park offer for kayakers and river surfers. Those regional draws make Pueblo a hotspot for festivals like the annual Chile Festival and the Historic Arkansas River Project (HARP), which attract thousands of visitors to the area. Colorado's largest annual event, the Colorado State Fair, calls Pueblo home; in 2010, it exceeded a half-million attendees. Pueblo is also known as the "Home of Heroes" because it has more Medal of Honor recipients per capita than any other U.S. city - photos of the recipients are showcased at the Center for American Values along the HARP Riverwalk.

Workforce Training and Educational Resources

The organizations and resources listed below could help you return to the job market or gain new skills to make you more qualified for jobs in the 21st century economy.

Newly Unemployed
Register with the Colorado Workforce Center closest to you. Here are the Workforce Centers in northeastern Colorado:

Workforce Centers can direct you to employment and job training opportunities in the area.

Job Training
If you need any additional job training or if you are a veteran, Workforce Center staff will connect you with Rocky Mountain Service, Employment, & Redevelopment, or RMSER. RMSER staff will work with you to develop job training tailored to your unique skills and previous work experience. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment also offers a broad array of services and resources for job seekers.

For opportunities to improve your education, the Southern Colorado region hosts several well-established institutions. Colorado State University - PuebloPueblo Community CollegeOtero Junior CollegeTrinidad Junior College and Lamar Community College offer two- and four-year degree programs in technical and academic fields that can make you more competitive in today's economy. Each of these campuses offers night classes and flexible schedules, as well as staff to help determine if you might be eligible for financial aid.

Still need help? Feel free to contact my Southern regional office: 719-542-1701

Regional Blog

  • Remembering Ludlow

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    The Centennial State’s roots date back to the mining booms of the 19th century — a history the Colorado Capitol’s golden dome reflects. The men and women who settled the frontier and founded cities Huerfano, Leadville, Ouray and Trinidad laid the foundation for everything we’ve accomplished and what’s to come. However, as we look back, it’s also important that we acknowledge the darker chapters of our history, including the Ludlow Massacre.

  • Preparing Our Homes for Wildfire Season

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Colorado has repeatedly broken the "most destructive fire in state history" record over the last several years, from the High Park and Waldo Canyon fires of 2012 to the Black Forest Fire of 2013. This cycle of increasingly destructive fires has made it clear that the question is not if, but when, we’ll have another catastrophic megafire.

  • WHAT I'M WORKING ON: Making Every Drop Count

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014
  • WHAT I'M WORKING ON: Keeping our Forests Healthy

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Regional Offices

Northwest Region
P.O. Box 866
Clark, CO 80428
P: 303-650-7820

Northeast Region
801 8th Street
Suite 140A
Greeley, CO 80631
P: 970-356-5586

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West Slope Region
400 Rood Avenue
Suite 220
Grand Junction, CO 81501
P: 970-245-9553

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Denver Metro Area Region
999 18th Street
Suite 1525, North Tower
Denver, CO 80202
P: 303-650-7820

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Southern Colorado Region
107 West B Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
P: 719-542-1701

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Four Corners Region
954 East 2nd Avenue
Suite 106
Durango, CO 81301
P: 970-247-1047

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Pikes Peak Region
2880 International Circle
Suite 107
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
P: 719-471-3993

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San Luis Valley Region Office
609 Main Street
Suite 205
Alamosa, CO 81101
P: 719-589-2101

Regional Information

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