Where to Get Help
You can get help finding a job through community organizations and workforce centers.
Community Employment Organizations
Community employment organizations are great places to get help. Sometimes you can walk in and get a job right away, but you usually need to go through an orientation first. An orientation takes a couple of hours and covers a lot of ground. Pros will help you get ready for work, including training for soft skills. They’ll also help you find something you can do right away. Pros will also help you with computer skills, cover letters and resumes, talking about your background, and setting up an email account.
Call or drop by to register. If you don’t have your ID documents, you might get help here. Sometimes community organizations have training programs. Be sure to ask.
Click on the button below to see all of the locations of community organizations.
Almost every town has a workforce center where you can get free help finding a job. Most of them are run by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Workforce centers have computers for you to use and free computer classes.
Please note, when you're looking for a job, you'll probably need to talk about your criminal history with the workforce center job counselor. If you don’t, you might be sent to a job you’re not eligible for. Click on the button below to see a map of all workforce centers in Colorado.
A few ideas on where to find professional clothing: Dress for Success has clothing for professional jobs where you need to dress up. Your parole officer, re-entry specialist, or a community organization must refer you to Dress for Success. Some community organizations have their own clothing bank or can help you find one near you. If you have a little money, Goodwill and Arc stores are a place to start. Call 2-1-1 and ask about clothing banks in your area.