General employment resources
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Information for those working in Colorado, including labor statistics, workers' compensation help and more.
633 17th St., Suite 201,
coworkforce.com Labor and Employment Department: Southern Colorado Field Office Handles complaints and concerns for those working in Southern Colorado.
1259 Lake Plaza Drive, Suite 120, 576-0447
coworkforce.com U.S. Department of Labor Provides assistance and resources for workers, employers and job seekers.
dol.gov Job resources and training
AARP Senior Community
Employment Program Helps lower-income seniors (age 55-plus) find employment in the El Paso County region.
1510 N. Hancock Ave., 635-3579 Air Force Academy Civilian Personnel Office The Air Force Academy employs citizens as federal civil servants for various positions. The Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas oversees all employment with the Air Force.
8034 Edgerton Drive, USAFA, 333-2753, 333-2222 (job information line)
ask.afpc.randolph.af.mil Army Community Services: Employment Readiness Program The Employment Readiness Program at Fort Carson is dedicated to helping soldiers, veterans, DOD civilians and their family members with all aspects of job searching.
6303 Wetzel Ave., Building 1526, Fort Carson, 526-4590
community.carson.army.mil/acs/index.html City of Colorado Springs Jobs The Colorado Springs Human Resources Department hires all city employees. Applications accepted online only.
30 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 105, 385-5904
springsgov.com/sectionindex.asp?sectionid=185 Colorado State Jobs Provides listings for state jobs as well as links to other employment postings.
colorado.gov/colorado-working Colorado Workforce Center Job Postings Allows employers to post jobs in Colorado and also provides a searchable listing of openings for job seekers.
connectingcolorado.com Ecumenical Social Ministries (ESM) Offering educational services and job placement for the low-income, jobless and homeless public to prevent the proliferation of poverty.
201 N. Weber St., 636-1916
ecusocmin.org El Paso County Employment Services Manages all employment for county positions.
105 E. Vermijo Ave., Suite 103, 520-7401
adm.elpasoco.com/employment_services Goodwill Industries Career
Development Center Provides economically disadvantaged individuals with the employment resources needed to become self-sufficient.
17 N. Spruce Ave., 444-5000 Job Corps Recruitment
and Placement Federally funded agency that provides services for youth ages 16-24 who are either struggling with, or have dropped out of, high school. Services include referrals and funding for vocational training.
320 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 200, 575-9895
dallasregion.jobcorps.gov Pikes Peak Community Action Agency Provides both logistical and financial assistance for lower-income El Paso County citizens seeking employment or job training.
722 S. Wahsatch Ave., 471-7870
ppcaa.org Pikes Peak Community College Career Services Center Offers practical instruction, from interviewing skills to rsum writing, to students and community members.
5675 S. Academy Blvd., 502-3232
ppcc.edu/studentservices/careerservicescenter Pikes Peak Workforce Center Services for job seekers include job search assistance, employability workshops, networking groups and more. For employers, PPWC offers business consulting that helps improve productivity and profitability.
2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 667-3700 (job seekers), 667-3751 (employers)
ppwfc.org Pikes Peak Workforce Center: Resource Room, Military Spouse Program and Veterans Assistance Focuses on supporting veterans and military spouses with employment issues.
Lorraine Community Center, 301 E. Iowa Ave., Fountain, 444-8302 Pikes Peak Workforce Center: Teller County Aspen Mine Community Center Offers job-search assistance, career counseling, onsite hiring events and more.
166 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-3584 Pikes Peak Workforce
Center: Youth Work Zone Offers various services for young people ages 14-21, such as help with attaining GEDs and/or diplomas, financial aid for higher education, job-search assistance and more.
8 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 101, 667-3860 Rocky Mountain SER Provides employment training and educational opportunities to Colorado's disadvantaged residents.
201 N. Weber St., 578-5444
rmser.org Southern Colorado
Educational Opportunity Providing free assistance and information about higher-education opportunities and financial assistance to first-generation college students and/or low-income adults in the community.
Pikes Peak Community College, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., Box C-21, Room A115, 540-7038 State of Colorado
Vocational Rehabilitation State- and federally funded organization helping disabled individuals find employment.
110 Parkside Drive, 635-3585 Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region, Inc. Services for adults include employment counseling, financial literacy programs, computer skills classes and more. Also offers services for family and youth.
125 N. Parkside Drive, Suite 201, 634-1525
ulcolospgs.org Women's Resource Agency Offering classes and counseling for women seeking economic independence.
2220 E. Bijou St., Suite 2E, 471-3170
wrainc.org Permanent and temporary employment agencies
Accountemps A division of Robert Half International, acting as a national temporary staffing firm for accounting and financial professionals.
5575 Tech Center Drive, Suite 110, 532-9100
accountemps.com AccountAbilities, Inc. Helps job seekers find work in a variety of positions from administrative to light industrial.
212 N. Wahsatch Ave.,
aabilities.com Accounting Access of Colorado A professional recruiting firm specializing in placing accounting and financial professionals in temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions.
5555 Erindale Drive, Suite 107, 535-0109
accountingaccess.com Accounting Principals National firm helping match financial and accounting professionals with companies in the area.
Wells Fargo Tower, 90 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 710, 635-3000
accountingprincipals.com Add Staff Staffing agency that connects job seekers with employment in a variety of professional fields.
2118 Hollow Brook Drive, 528-8888
addstaffinc.com Adecco Staffing National company providing staffing services for jobseekers and employers.
5526 N. Academy Blvd., 528-5353
3899 Hancock Expy., 390-2628
adeccousa.com Aerotek Technical staffing firm servicing job seekers and employers.
1025 Garden of the Gods Road, 277-6000
aerotek.com Ajilon Consulting A national IT consulting firm.
1155 Kelly Johnson Blvd., 260-0900
ajilonconsulting.com Alpine Staffing Provides staffing solutions for job seekers and employees in the Colorado Springs area.
3 S. Tejon St., 532-0700 Aorist Enterprises, Inc. Staffing agency matching job seekers with employment in such technical fields as graphic design, engineering and more.
5525 Erindale Drive, 593-2443
aorist.com AppleOne Employment Service AppleOne staffing views the job seeker as its primary client, offering employment opportunities in almost any field.
1155 Kelly Johnson Blvd., 536-9520
appleone.com Apprentice Personnel, Inc. Serves both employers and potential employees in the hospitality and light-industrial business sectors.
3134 W. Colorado Ave., 473-5800
apprenticepersonnel.com Boecore, Inc. Woman-owned engineering and IT services company headquartered in Colorado Springs.
90 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 610, 540-5635
boecore.com Goodwill Staffing Services The only nonprofit staffing agency in Colorado, seeking to bring together employers and job seekers in El Paso County.
25 N. Spruce St., Suite 301, 380-8855
Job Store Staffing
Denver-based, woman-owned staffing agency that provides a variety of companies with the workforce they need.
7222 Commerce Center Drive, Suite 170, 574-4200
jobstorestaffing.com Kelly Services Global staffing agency that connects employers with job seekers in a wide variety of fields.
6760 Corporate Drive, Suite 310, 528-5811
kellyservices.com Labor Finders Provides temporary staffing and labor services in the commercial, industrial and construction fields.
2828 N. Nevada Ave., 634-1699
1120 S. Tejon St., 630-1982
laborfinders.com Labor Ready Providing international temporary staffing services for manufacturing, construction, hospitality services and more.
2803 N. Prospect St., 471-7373
114 S. Sierra Madre St., 632-1883
laborready.com Manpower Provides international staffing solutions for companies and potential employees.
111 S. Tejon St., Suite 703, 633-7300
manpower.com Manpower Professional Provides international staffing solutions for companies and potential professional employees.
111 S. Tejon St., Suite 703, 632-8200
manpowerprofessional.com OfficeTeam A division of Robert Half International, providing temporary staffing for office and administrative professionals.
5575 Tech Center Drive, Suite 110, 532-9300
officeteam.com Per Diem Medical Staffing Provides employment in a variety of medical fields.
697 Citadel Drive East, 637-0000
Robert Half Technology
Offering staffing solutions for companies in technical fields.
5575 Tech Center Drive, Suite 110, 532-9100
roberthalftechnology.com Skill Staff Specializing in construction and manufacturing fields.
3852 Village Seven Road, 548-9606
skillstaff.net SOS Staffing Services Staffing agency that matches job seekers with employment in a variety of professional positions.
3366 Templeton Gap Road, 578-5478
7710 N. Union Blvd., Suite 101, 260-0950
sosstaffing.com Spherion A national staffing agency that matches companies with employees in numerous professional fields.
1901 N. Union Blvd., Suite 105, 636-1606
spherion.com Stetson Placements, Ltd. Specializing in finding work for long-term employment in sales, administrative and other positions.
6 S. Tejon St., Suite 416, 227-9131
1115 Elkton Drive, Suite 300, 277-6661
stetsonplacements.com Trojan Labor Staffing agency for skilled and unskilled laborers seeking short- or long-term employment.
3117 N. Hancock Ave., 578-5100
trojanlabor.com WSI Personnel Services, Inc. Offers employment in medical, pharmaceutical, dental and clerical positions.
5755 Mark Dabling Blvd., Suite 101, 630-7500
U.S. Air Force 1055 N. Academy Blvd., 597-9811
5719 N. Academy Blvd., 528-1722
airforce.com U.S. Air Force Reserve 800/257-1212
afreserve.com U.S. Air National Guard 866/462-6264
goang.com U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve 1055 N. Academy Blvd., 574-9562
goarmy.com U.S. Army National Guard 547 N. Academy Blvd., 596-7338
1800goguard.com U.S. Coast Guard and
Coast Guard Reserve 877/669-8724
gocoastguard.com U.S. Marine Corps 1055 N. Academy Blvd., 591-9416
5721 N. Academy Blvd., 592-9595
marines.com U.S. Navy 1055 N. Academy Blvd., 380-0026
Local Chambers of Commerce
The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Dedicated to promoting economic prosperity in Colorado Springs and the greater Pikes Peak region. Services include the Small Business Council, legislative advocacy, military support and much more.
2 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 110, 635-1551
coloradospringschamber.org Colorado Springs Black
Chamber of Commerce Building forums for the black community in social and business activities.
csblackchamber.org Colorado Springs
Downtown Partnership The Partnership's goal is to ensure that downtown Colorado Springs serves as the civic, cultural and economic heart of the city.
111 S. Tejon St., Suite 309, 886-0088
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
An organization dedicated to providing resources for all businesses and individuals, with particular emphasis on the Hispanic community.
912 N. Circle Drive, Suite 203, 635-5001
hcccs.com Korean Chamber
of Commerce Serving the Colorado Springs Korean community by providing resources for businesses and individuals.
225 S. Academy Blvd., Suite 200, 637-4909 National Association of Women Business Owners An organization that supports female entrepreneurs in economic, social and political spheres.
nawbodenver.com Southern Colorado
Women's Chamber of Commerce Dedicated to supporting and promoting Southern Colorado women in business through education, information exchange, partnerships and alliances.
scwcc.com Regional chambers of commerce
Council: GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) Chamber of Commerce Comprised of gay and gay-supportive business owners and professionals. Dedicated to promoting professional development, business diversity and personal enrichment.
coloradobusinesscouncil.com Cripple Creek Chamber
of Commerce Serving businesses in Cripple Creek and the surrounding area.
cripple-creek.co.us Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce Ensuring economic prosperity and a high quality of life, and promoting commerce, in the Fountain Valley area.
chamber.fountaincolorado.org Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce Promoting businesses and the community in Manitou Springs through tourism.
354 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5089
manitousprings.org Old Colorado City Associates Seeking to promote and represent all businesses in Old Colorado City for all of those who live, work or visit.
Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Devoted to accommodating visitors in the Tri-Lakes region who come for the outdoor setting or to shop.
trilakeschamber.com The Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce A resource for all those living, working or visiting the Woodland Park area.
woodlandparkchamber.com Networking groups
Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, Inc. Serves as the pre-eminent source for Colorado Springs businesses and consumers researching a company, service or product.
25 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-1155
bbbsc.org Center for Creative
Leadership The Colorado Springs campus of the Center for Creative Leadership (an international nonprofit) provides leadership training as well as several programs unique to this location.
850 Leader Way, 633-3891
ccl.org Colorado Institute for Technology Transfer and Implementation Aimed at supporting economic development in the community by providing technology-centered enterprises with access to financial resources and business information.
citti.uccs.edu Colorado Springs Young Professionals Provides a way for professionals in their 20s and 30s to meet and interact with area peers.
csyoungprofessionals.com Pikes Peak Chapter of Business and Professional Women Striving to achieve equality for women in the workplace through education, advocacy and networking.
pikespeakbpw.com Public Relations Society of America: Pikes Peak Chapter Encourages research, discussion and study of the problems and techniques associated with public relations.
Katie, 636-5076 ext. 118
prsacoloradosprings.org Society for Technical Communication: Rocky Mountain Chapter Promoting professionalism and the exchange of information among members and to educating people about the importance of technical communication.
stcrmc.org Web Gals Network A support group for women in Web design/development in Colorado Springs.
webgalsnetwork.com Women's Business Council A service of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, committed to quality programming and continued support for business women in our community.
Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, 2 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 110, 575-4313
coloradospringschamber.org/site/site/benefits/women.shtml Toastmasters clubs Toastmasters International is devoted to making effective oral communication a reality. With clubs around the world, Toastmasters helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking. There are numerous clubs in the Pikes Peak region.To find the club that best suits your needs, visit d26toastmasters.org.
Business incubators and development
City of Colorado Springs Economic
Development Division The EDC assists businesses that are expanding in or relocating to Colorado Springs.
107 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 100, 385-5970
springsgov.com/sectionindex.asp?sectionid=32 Colorado Alliance for
Microenterprise Initiatives Helping develop connections for microentrepreneurs and microenterprises in the state of Colorado.
1625 Broadway, Suite 950, Denver, 303/592-4064
coloradoalliance.org Colorado Business
Assistance Center Fostering a positive business climate that encourages quality economic development through financial and technical assistance.
Office of Economic Development and International Trade, 1625 Broadway, Suite 2700, Denver, 303/592-5920
colorado.gov/colorado-doing-business Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) A nonprofit institution devoted to helping small businesses in Colorado.
1888 Sherman St., Suite 530, Denver, 303/860-0242
coloradoenterprisefund.org The Colorado Springs Office of
International Affairs Providing assistance, awareness and advocacy for local companies doing business in the international marketplace.
2 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 110, 575-4314
coloradospringsinternational.org Colorado Springs
Technology Incubator Assists in launching high-tech companies in the Pikes Peak region.
3595 E. Fountain Blvd., 685-7877
cstionline.org The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council A nonprofit organization providing Colorado Springs citizens with an understanding, appreciation and interest in how international affairs influence their lives.
csworldaffairs.org Colorado Springs Small Business Resource Guide Providing the support, resources and opportunities necessary to run a successful business in the Colorado Springs area.
springssmallbiz.com Community Economic Development
Company of Colorado: Small Business Finance Corporation (CEDCO-SBFC)
A member of the U.S. Small Business Administration, providing lending to small businesses for real-estate development.
1175 Osage St., Suite 110, Denver, 800/843-8852
cedco.org El Paso County Development Services Advising businesses in all aspects of the business planning process, from zoning concerns to engineering considerations to long-term development.
2880 International Circle, 520-6300
adm.elpasoco.com/development_services El Paso County
Enterprise Zone A government program that provides new or expanding businesses in El Paso County with incentives for developing in economically distressed areas.
27 E. Vermijo Ave., fifth floor, 520-6481
adm.elpasoco.com/financial_services/economic_development El Paso County Revolving Loan Fund A federally funded loan pool devoted to creating and retaining jobs and diversifying El Paso County's economic base.
Pikes Peak Regional Development Corporation, 228 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 208, 471-2044
adm.elpasoco.com/financial_services/economic_development The Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation A privately funded organization that provides primary employers with complementary, comprehensive relocation and expansion services.
90 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 1050, 471-8183
coloradosprings.org Manitou Springs Economic Development Council 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9741
80829.com Mi Casa Resource Center for Women Offering entrepreneurial training and small business planning, job training, career counseling and more to low-income Latinas and youth.
360 Acoma St., Denver, 303/573-1302
micasadenver.org Mi Casa Business Center for Women: Colorado Springs Mi Casa holds business classes in Colorado Springs; registration must go through the Pueblo office.
866/844-0091 Mi Casa Resource Center
for Women: Pueblo 505 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo
719/542-0091 Pikes Peak Regional
Development Corporation Enriching the economic opportunity for all citizens of El Paso and Teller counties by providing financial assistance to businesses, striving to keep jobs here, and strengthening the area's economic base.
228 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 208, 471-2044
pprdc.com SCORE Chapter 206 A volunteer nonprofit group of local businesspeople interested in helping new businesses succeed and keeping existing small businesses thriving.
2 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 110, 636-3074
coloradospringsscore.org Small Business
Administration An independent agency of the federal government, acting to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns.
721 19th St., Suite 426, Denver, 303/844-2607
sba.gov/co Office of Economic
International Trade A government agency providing fundamental steps toward integration, communication, culture, policy and strategy that leverage all resources supporting industry, academia and
the financial community.
World Trade Center Building, 1625 Broadway, Suite 2700, Denver, 303/892-3840
National business incubatorsand development
Acci'n USA A private, nonprofit organization offering loans of up to $25,000 to assist small businesses across the country.
56 Roland St., Suite 300, Boston, Mass., 866/245-0783
accionusa.org The Community
Development Financial Institutions Fund Promoting access to capital and local economic growth in urban and rural low-income communities across the nation.
601 13th St. NW, Suite 200, South, Washington, D.C., 202/622-8662
cdfifund.gov Opportunity Finance Network Providing financial lending to businesses in urban, rural and other markets often overlooked by other financial institutions.
Public Ledger Building, 620 Chestnut St.,
Suite 572, Philadelphia, Pa., 215/923-4754
of Revenue Providing essential resources for Colorado residents on issues relating to taxes and finances.
1375 Sherman St., Denver, 303/238-7378
revenue.state.co.us Internal Revenue Service Colorado Springs branch for the IRS.
2864 S. Circle Drive, 579-5227
irs.gov El Paso County Treasurer The El Paso Country Treasurer's office handles the collection and distribution of all property tax in the area.
27 E. Vermijo Ave., 520-6666
Malls - Colorado Springs
Chapel Hills Mall 1710 Briargate Blvd., 594-0111
chapelhillsmall.com The Citadel Mall 750 Citadel Drive East, 591-5516
shopthecitadel.com The Promenade Shops
at Briargate Located off exit 151 on I-25 at Briargate Parkway, 265-6264
thepromenadeshopsatbriargate.com Malls - Out of town
Shopping Center 3000 E. First Ave., Denver, 303/388-3900
shopcherrycreek.com Outlets at Castle Rock 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock, 303/688-4495, 800/245-8351
outletsatcastlerock.com Park Meadows 8104 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree, 303/792-2533
parkmeadows.com Pueblo Mall 3429 Dillon Drive, Pueblo, 719/543-1114
pueblomall.com Shopping districts
Downtown Colorado Springs Bordered by Cascade Avenue and Boulder, Weber and Costilla streets, 886-0088
downtowncs.com Old Colorado City Located on Colorado Avenue, beginning at 21st Street, 577-4112
shopoldcoloradocity.com Manitou Springs Encompassing all of downtown Manitou Springs, 685-5089, 800/642-2567
manitousprings.org Thrift stores
ARC Thrift Stores 2780 S. Academy Blvd., 391-7717
4402 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 522-1203
1830 W. Uintah St., 473-0502 Cozy Cottage 118 E. Cheyenne Road, 632-1305 Crossfire Mission Thrift Store 307 N. Union Blvd., 447-1806 Disabled American Veterans Thrift Store 2444 E. Platte Ave., 636-2537 Garage Sale Store 2324 W. Cucharras St., 635-8929 Goodwill Industries 324 E. Pikes Peak Ave.,635-1215
1070 Kelly Johnson Blvd., 531-9173
2501 E. Platte Ave., 633-8793
2304 W. Colorado Ave., 633-8794
2655 Waynoka Place, 570-9223
721 Gold Hill Square South, Woodland Park, 719/687-9534 Habitat for Humanity's ReStore "Discount" building materials.
411 S. Wahsatch Ave., 667-0840 Rummage & Treasures 1839 N. Circle Drive,
633-0099 Salvation Army Thrift Stores 2222 W. Colorado Ave.,
2730 E. Platte Ave., 634-5506
505 S. Weber St., 635-7228 Thrift House 1027 S. Tejon St., 632-5278 Consignment stores
Between Friends 6616-A Delmonico Drive, 528-6616 Boutique Consignments 3858 Maizeland Road, 638-8999 Broadmoor Consignment Store 1515 S. Eighth St., 632-5057 Children's Resale Outlet 4775 Barnes Road, Suite D, 596-9888 Consignment Gallery 715 W. Brookside St., 635-1746 Encore Consignment 2218 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 632-9453 Everything for Kids & Maternity 4110 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 532-1933 Eve's Revolution 1312 W. Colorado Ave., 633-1357 Full Figure Resale Shop 1512B N. Academy Blvd., 522-1212 I Saw it First 104 E. Cheyenne Road, 447-0077 Kid Outfitters 1580 Space Center Drive, 573-5335 Lay Furs 326 N. Nevada Ave.,
633-5069 The Leechpit 708 N. Weber St., 634-DORK (3675)
leechpit.com Plato's Closet 937 N. Academy Blvd., 622-8933 Repeat Performance 829 N. Union Blvd., 633-1325 Second Impressions, Ltd. 1635 W. Uintah St., 227-6909