Employment Resources

THE INDEPENDENCE CENTER

729 S. Tejon, CS/CO 80903
(719) 471-8181

Provides vocational assessment, employment readiness, skilled training, job placement and job support for people with diverse disabilities.  We have community partners and employers that we collaborate with to provide and empower people for greater Independence through Employment. We also partner with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in a Customer Service Training program. Consumers can also be trained in reception, call center, and retail skills for job placement. Our Home Health Care also provides personal care provider training.

 

DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES

1365 Garden of Gods Rd. Suite 250
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 635-3585, or TDD 635-0529

A state and federal program for people with disabilities who desire to enhance skills necessary for employment.Vocational services include: evaluations for supported employment, counseling, physical/mental restoration, job coaching, on the job training, job seeking skills, occupational tools, licenses and equipment, rehabilitation technology, job placement, educational training, and post-employment services.  Call for an appointment.

 

AARP

1510 N. Hancock, CS/CO. 80903
(719) 635-3579

Foundation/Senior Community Service Employment program, Work 18 hours per week with paid training at minimum wage with a non-profit host agency until development of suitable job skills to secure unsubsidized employment.  Eligibility:  low income, 55 or over.  Call for more information.

 

DIVERSIFIED VETERANS CORPORATE CENTER

2315 North Weber, CS/CO 80907
(719) 630-2220

Hires and trains disabled veterans.

 

PIKES PEAK WORKFORCE CENTER

1675 Garden of the Gods, CS/CO 80907
(719) 667-3790
www.ppwfc.org

Provides job placement, training, and counseling for all eligible workers at no fee.

 

GOODWILL CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER

17 North Spruce, CS/CO 80903
(719) 444-5000

Provides assistance with job information and adult education to qualified individuals.  Call for more information.

 

EMPLOYMENT FIRST

(Goodwill Services)
25 N. Spruce St., Suite 201, CS/CO 80903
719-444-5000 for employment information

 

For recipients of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

Mandatory job searches. Helps with day care, clothing, transportation, job leads, and training.

 

JOB ACCOMMODATION NETWORK

(800) 526-7234
(TTY) 1-877-781-9403
https://askjan.org/
www.eeoc.gov

JAN’s mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members, and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects. Provides technical assistance related to workplace accommodations.  Consultants access a database that offers strategies and products proven to be effective in the workplace.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ADA Title I Discrimination Complaints – (800) 669-4000

 

WOMEN’S RESOURCE AGENCY, INC.

750 Citadel Drive East, Ste. 3116, CS/CO, 80909
Phone: (719) 471-3170
reception@wrainc.org

Our mission is to help women attain and maintain self-sufficiency. Open Monday thru Fridays, 9am – 5pm. We do this through individual counseling, classes, groups, a school program, and more.

Our individualized services are designed to help women identify and expand on their existing knowledge, talents, skills, and strengths usually resulting in economic independence.