Latest News – December 8
Local Program Could Assist with Tight Labor Market
Are you having trouble finding skilled workers to fill positions in your company? Well, you’re not alone, and the Leadville Workforce Center has an upcoming program which could help. The upcoming “Federal Bonding” webinar will be on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 1-2 p.m.
A fidelity bond is provided to the employer free of charge and serves as an incentive to the company to hire a job applicant who is an ex-offender or has an at risk background in obtaining employment. It is a business insurance policy that protects the employer against financial loss due to theft, forgery, larceny or embezzlement caused by employee dishonesty.
The Federal Bonding Program assists a job applicant in overcoming barriers to employment. It is a 6-month fidelity bond for applicants who are denied coverage by commercial carriers due to their at risk background provided through a partnership between the US Department of Labor and the McLaughlin Company.
Thursday’s webinar will include:
- Overview of the Program
- Description of a Fidelity Bond
- Completing the Fidelity Certification Form
To register contact the Leadville Workforce Center at 719-486-2428 or email Leadville@state.co.us. A link, phone number and access code to the webinar will be provided to you or if you prefer, you can join in at the Workforce Center!