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Denver Job Search

Looking for a Job in Denver


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

  1. HealthONE
  2. CenturyLink
  3. Exempla Healthcare
  4. Lockheed Martin Corporation
  5. Centura Health
  6. Kaiser Permanente
  7. DISH Network
  8. United Airlines
  9. University of Denver
  10. Wells Fargo

10 Largest Public Employers in Metro Denver for 2011

  1. U.S. Government
  2. State of Colorado
  3. University of Colorado System
  4. Denver Public Schools
  5. City and County of Denver
  6. Denver Health
  7. Adams 12 Five Star Schools
  8. Aurora Public Schools
  9. Boulder Valley School District RE-2
  10. Jefferson County
If you're between jobs, temporary agencies can give you some much-needed cash. Some temporary assignments can also lead to full-time work. The following temporary agencies have several locations in the Denver area.

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.

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