If you're looking for a job in Denver, check out our list of online resources before hitting the pavement. The unemployment rate in Colorado for Nov. 2011 was 8%, slightly lower than the national rate of 8.6% for the same month. The number of working Coloradans numbered 2.5 million for Nov. 2011.
Denver's major private employers include several health care companies, as well as CenturyLink and Lockheed Martin Corporation. Public employers include the U.S. Government and State of Colorado, as well as several school districts in the area.
10 Largest Private Employers in Metro Denver for 2011
- Exempla Healthcare
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Centura Health
- Kaiser Permanente
- DISH Network
- United Airlines
- University of Denver
- Wells Fargo
10 Largest Public Employers in Metro Denver for 2011
- U.S. Government
- State of Colorado
- University of Colorado System
- Denver Public Schools
- City and County of Denver
- Denver Health
- Adams 12 Five Star Schools
- Aurora Public Schools
- Boulder Valley School District RE-2
- Jefferson County
Temporary Agencies in Metro Denver
While Monster and CareerBuilder have cornered the market on national job listings, don't overlook Denver's local newspapers or Craigslist. Westword and Craigslist are especially good resources for part-time work.
Job Listing Sites for Metro Denver
Note: Unemployment statistics from Colorado unemployment dips to 8%; conflicting data on job trends. Top 10 employer data for 2011 from Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation.