ReHire Colorado

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ReHire Colorado is a transitional employment program that is administered by Colorado Department of Human Services. The goal of ReHire Colorado is to help individuals with barriers to employment re-enter the workforce by combining wage-paid work, job skills training and supportive services.

How ReHire Colorado benefits participants

 

ReHire Colorado 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. Our mission is to serve as a bridge between local job-seekers and businesses by supporting a skilled workforce that meets the needs of businesses and strengthens the local economy.

Benefits for participants

As a ReHire participant, you will:

  • Receive paid, on-the-job training and support while working to overcome any barriers to employment you've been facing
  • During the transitional employment program, you'll earn competitive wages and other incentives to help bring stability to your day-to-day life
  • Gain marketable skills working in diverse and in-demand industries
  • Learn about current job opening and secure permanent job placement while continuing to receive ongoing support
  • Be a part of stimulating the local economies by improving the economic health of Colorado
Employment process
  1. Assessment: Meet with a ReHire Colorado local area contractor to complete an initial assessment with a case manager. You will be asked to provide your work history and complete a self-assessment. (ReHire applicants are randomly selected for the program. This random selection process is part of an independent study to learn how the program is doing in helping job-seekers throughout Colorado)
  2. Transitional Employment: Partner with case manager to complete career assessment, identify supportive service needs, set goals and earn a wage through a transitional job
  3. Permanent Employment: Connect with employers through interviews, career events and professional networking with support from a case manager
Eligibility criteria

All participants must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:

  • Lawfully present and eligible to work in the United States
  • Colorado residents
  • At least 18 years old
  • Not incarcerated or otherwise unavailable for work
  • Family income below 150% of the federal poverty level, as adjusted for family size
  • Unemployed, or employed for no more than 20 hours per week, for at least four consecutive weeks
  • Demonstration of active job search through the public workforce system
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ReHire Colorado service providers

The ReHire Colorado program is strengthened by a network of community organizations, county workforce centers, and employer partners that collaborate to eliminate barriers and connect participants to wage-paying work. ReHire Colorado promotes self-sufficiency through a host of job readiness services that include:

  • Job search assistance
  • Resume writing
  • Vocational training
  • Paid work experience

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pueblo empowers individuals and families through education and advocacy. Reducing poverty is central to Catholic Charities' mission, and in partnership with ReHire Colorado, the Diocese is able to help unemployed and underemployed individuals find and maintain meaningful employment. Catholic Charities provides coaching and supportive services, and partners with businesses in the community to help veterans, people 50 years and older, and non-custodial parents attain employment through transitional jobs and regain their dignity and self-respect.

Goodwill of Colorado is dedicated to breaking the financial, physical, intellectual and social barriers that keep individuals from leading independent and purpose-filled lives. Goodwill of Colorado accomplishes this mission through over 20 diverse and innovative employment and life skills programs that foster confidence and opportunity for tens of thousands of individuals each year. The ReHire Colorado program is administered by Goodwill of Colorado's  Career Development Center in collaboration with CDHS. Goodwill of Colorado's highly trained job developers and employment specialists are dedicated to matching participants' interests and abilities with compatible work sites, where they will receive hands-on training and assessments to help ensure a smooth and successful transition.

  • Service areas: El Paso, Teller, Douglas, Jefferson, Denver, Arapahoe, Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld counties
  • Contact: Jennifer Bailey at GWRehire@discovermygoodwill.org

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless' mission is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of those it serves. The Coalition's comprehensive approach addresses the causes of homelessness, as well as the consequences, offering critical assistance to over 15,000 families and individuals each year.

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How ReHire Colorado benefits businesses


ReHire Colorado 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. Our mission is to serve as a bridge between local job-seekers and businesses by supporting a skilled workforce that meets the needs of businesses and strengthens the local economy.

Benefits for businesses

Business partners receive an exclusive suite of benefits and resources unique to ReHire Colorado, including:

  • One-on-one job matching
  • Up to 30 weeks of subsidized labor
  • Tax incentive
  • Reduced personnel expenses
  • Control over benefit costs
  • Minimal employment risks
How it works

ReHire understands that every company has different hiring needs, which is why we partner with each organization to fulfill your specific criteria for job postings and hiring events. We identify talent that will fit your culture by placing each candidate through a screening process that includes:

  • Background checks
  • Pre-interviews
  • Skill assessments
  • Aptitude testing

Our process allows us to deliver exceptional candidates who bring genuine value to your business.

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