The Colorado Workforce Center and InspirationField are hosting the Career Fair on July 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at InspirationField Commons Area located at 612 Adams Avenue, La Junta, Colorado.

Whether hoping to find a fresh start, a better job, or a new career direction, job seekers will find a wealth of exciting opportunities at this free job fair. A variety of local employers will be eager to hire for immediate openings in a wide range of fields. The Colorado Workforce Center and InspirationField are hosting the Career Fair on July 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at InspirationField Commons Area located at 612 Adams Avenue, La Junta, Colorado.

"Events like this Career Fair, which connect the Arkansas Valley’s talented workers with employers looking to hire, are a critical part of our efforts to strengthen our economy and support a strong middle class," CEO of InspirationField, Johnnie DeLeon said.

The Career Fair will bring together local businesses and our community's skilled workforce to help businesses grow and positively impact the Arkansas Valley’s economic vitality. Job Fairs help local business find qualified job seekers in the community, which creates opportunities for local residents to work close to home. This not only supports our economy, it also reduces the need for residents to commute long distances and work outside of their community.

The Colorado Rural Workforce Consortium strives to make sure that every Colorado business has access to a skilled workforce and every Coloradan has access to meaningful employment, resulting in statewide economic vitality. Workforce Centers provide a variety of free services to assist employers and job seekers alike. These include: Job listings, computer and internet access, career counseling and training for job seekers, recruitment of workers, pre-screening and referral services, tax credits and training reimbursement for employers, customers can choose either self-service or staff-assisted options to meet their employment needs.

InspirationField is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 1964, children with developmental disabilities in Colorado’s Arkansas Valley did not attend public school. A group of parents wanted and needed a place for their children to be in school with others, where they could learn and become as independent as possible. This group of parents created the organization that is known today as InspirationField. InspirationField has been providing services since 1966 in an area covering 3,611 square miles. Today, it is one of Colorado’s 20 Community Centered Boards, designated as the sole provider of comprehensive services and support for approximately 180 adults and children with developmental disabilities in Crowley, Otero and Bent counties. InspirationField works with those individuals diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and numerous other developmental disabilities.

If you are a business interested in recruiting and being a part of the Career Fair, call Briana, HR Aide at 384-8741, ext. 113, for more information.