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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,

Denver, 303/318-8000 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 U.S. Department of Labor Provides assistance and resources for workers, employers and job seekers.

866/487-9243 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) 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 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 Colorado State Jobs Provides listings for state jobs as well as links to other employment postings. Colorado Workforce Center Job Postings Allows employers to post jobs in Colorado and also provides a searchable listing of openings for job seekers. 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 El Paso County Employment Services Manages all employment for county positions.

105 E. Vermijo Ave., Suite 103, 520-7401 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 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 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 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) 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 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 Women's Resource Agency Offering classes and counseling for women seeking economic independence.

2220 E. Bijou St., Suite 2E, 471-3170 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 AccountAbilities, Inc. Helps job seekers find work in a variety of positions from administrative to light industrial.

212 N. Wahsatch Ave.,

633-8777 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 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 Add Staff Staffing agency that connects job seekers with employment in a variety of professional fields.

2118 Hollow Brook Drive, 528-8888 Adecco Staffing National company providing staffing services for jobseekers and employers.

5526 N. Academy Blvd., 528-5353

3899 Hancock Expy., 390-2628 Aerotek Technical staffing firm servicing job seekers and employers.

1025 Garden of the Gods Road, 277-6000 Ajilon Consulting A national IT consulting firm.

1155 Kelly Johnson Blvd., 260-0900 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 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 Apprentice Personnel, Inc. Serves both employers and potential employees in the hospitality and light-industrial business sectors.

3134 W. Colorado Ave., 473-5800 Boecore, Inc. Woman-owned engineering and IT services company headquartered in Colorado Springs.

90 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 610, 540-5635 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 Kelly Services Global staffing agency that connects employers with job seekers in a wide variety of fields.

6760 Corporate Drive, Suite 310, 528-5811 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 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 Manpower Provides international staffing solutions for companies and potential employees.

111 S. Tejon St., Suite 703, 633-7300 Manpower Professional Provides international staffing solutions for companies and potential professional employees.

111 S. Tejon St., Suite 703, 632-8200 OfficeTeam A division of Robert Half International, providing temporary staffing for office and administrative professionals.

5575 Tech Center Drive, Suite 110, 532-9300 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 Skill Staff Specializing in construction and manufacturing fields.

3852 Village Seven Road, 548-9606 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 Spherion A national staffing agency that matches companies with employees in numerous professional fields.

1901 N. Union Blvd., Suite 105, 636-1606 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 Trojan Labor Staffing agency for skilled and unskilled laborers seeking short- or long-term employment.

3117 N. Hancock Ave., 578-5100 WSI Personnel Services, Inc. Offers employment in medical, pharmaceutical, dental and clerical positions.

5755 Mark Dabling Blvd., Suite 101, 630-7500

Military recruiting
U.S. Air Force 1055 N. Academy Blvd., 597-9811

5719 N. Academy Blvd., 528-1722 U.S. Air Force Reserve 800/257-1212 U.S. Air National Guard 866/462-6264 U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve 1055 N. Academy Blvd., 574-9562 U.S. Army National Guard 547 N. Academy Blvd., 596-7338 U.S. Coast Guard and

Coast Guard Reserve 877/669-8724 U.S. Marine Corps 1055 N. Academy Blvd., 591-9416

5721 N. Academy Blvd., 592-9595 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 Colorado Springs Black

Chamber of Commerce Building forums for the black community in social and business activities.

487-9176 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 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.

303/758-0838 Southern Colorado

Women's Chamber of Commerce Dedicated to supporting and promoting Southern Colorado women in business through education, information exchange, partnerships and alliances.

442-2007 Regional chambers of commerce

Colorado Business

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.

303/595-8042 Cripple Creek Chamber

of Commerce Serving businesses in Cripple Creek and the surrounding area.

719/689-2889 Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce Ensuring economic prosperity and a high quality of life, and promoting commerce, in the Fountain Valley area.

382-3190 Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce Promoting businesses and the community in Manitou Springs through tourism.

354 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5089 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.

481-3282 The Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce A resource for all those living, working or visiting the Woodland Park area.

719/687-9885 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 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 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.

262-3686 Colorado Springs Young Professionals Provides a way for professionals in their 20s and 30s to meet and interact with area peers.

Jon, 232-6765 Pikes Peak Chapter of Business and Professional Women Striving to achieve equality for women in the workplace through education, advocacy and networking.

Tammy, 550-6808 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 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.

Deborah, 303/280-4323 Web Gals Network A support group for women in Web design/development in Colorado Springs.

Michelle, 632-1340 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 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

Entrepreneurial services
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 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 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 Enterprise Fund (CEF) A nonprofit institution devoted to helping small businesses in Colorado.

1888 Sherman St., Suite 530, Denver, 303/860-0242 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 Colorado Springs

Technology Incubator Assists in launching high-tech companies in the Pikes Peak region.

3595 E. Fountain Blvd., 685-7877 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.

Patricia, 579-8443 Colorado Springs Small Business Resource Guide Providing the support, resources and opportunities necessary to run a successful business in the Colorado Springs area. 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 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 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 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 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 Manitou Springs Economic Development Council 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9741 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 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 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 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 Office of Economic

Development &

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 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 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

Colorado Department

of Revenue Providing essential resources for Colorado residents on issues relating to taxes and finances.

1375 Sherman St., Denver, 303/238-7378 Internal Revenue Service Colorado Springs branch for the IRS.

2864 S. Circle Drive, 579-5227 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 The Citadel Mall 750 Citadel Drive East, 591-5516 The Promenade Shops

at Briargate Located off exit 151 on I-25 at Briargate Parkway, 265-6264 Malls - Out of town

Cherry Creek

Shopping Center 3000 E. First Ave., Denver, 303/388-3900 Outlets at Castle Rock 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock, 303/688-4495, 800/245-8351 Park Meadows 8104 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree, 303/792-2533 Pueblo Mall 3429 Dillon Drive, Pueblo, 719/543-1114 Shopping districts

Downtown Colorado Springs Bordered by Cascade Avenue and Boulder, Weber and Costilla streets, 886-0088 Old Colorado City Located on Colorado Avenue, beginning at 21st Street, 577-4112 Manitou Springs Encompassing all of downtown Manitou Springs, 685-5089, 800/642-2567 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) 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


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