Employment assistance

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The Colorado Department of Human Services provides several types of employment assistance across a number of divisions. Read the descriptions below to see if one of our programs fits your needs. 

CDHS does not provide unemployment benefits. Visit the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment's website for unemployment resources.

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Colorado Employment First

Colorado Employment First promotes self-sufficiency and independence by preparing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients for employment through job-seeking skills training, work experience and monthly job-search support activities. To be eligible, you must be a SNAP recipient.

Learn more about Colorado Employment First

ReHire Colorado

ReHire Colorado is a transitional employment program that combines wage-paying work, job-skills training and supportive services to help individuals successfully re-enter the workforce and Colorado businesses connect with high-quality talent. ReHire serves as a bridge between local job seekers and businesses.

Learn more about Colorado ReHire

Refugee services

The Colorado Refugee Services Program facilitates the effective resettlement of refugees and promotes refugee advancement past self-sufficiency and to long-term integration. The program provides resources for refugees, asylees, community partners, and interested individuals looking for a way to connect.

Learn more about refugee services

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Senior employment

Colorado Employment First promotes self-sufficiency and independence by preparing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients for employment through job-seeking skills training, work experience and monthly job-search support activities. To be eligible, you must be a SNAP recipient.

Learn more about senior employment

CW STEP

The Colorado Works Subsidized Training and Employment Program (CW STEP) helps connect at-risk populations who are eligible for basic cash assistance from Colorado Works (Colorado's federally funded program providing temporary cash assistance for needy families) with crucial professional work experience and opportunity.

Learn more about CW STEP