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Colorado Jobseekers Have New Option For The Hunt

DENVER (CBS4) - Jobseekers are using a new website to find the perfect position in Colorado.

Gov. John Hickenlooper joined Markle Foundation CEO and President Zoë Baird and LinkedIn Co-Founder Allen BlueThursday to launch The jobs website focuses less on degrees and more on the skills required for a job.

The website also has tools to help people get training and explore career options.

"Skillful is a new opportunity for people who don't have a college diploma to show the skills they have and to get connected to great jobs," Baird said. "Sixty-two percent of Coloradans don't have a college degree, but they have great skills. Jobs are changing so dramatically because of technology and globalization. People need to be able to learn new skills over the course of a lifetime and to retool throughout their career. Skillful is going to provide new paths for people to show that they have the skills to get jobs that have income growth potential and the opportunity to move in new directions."

"Colorado has long been committed to ensuring our workers have access to the skills they need to get ahead and Skillful provides a powerful new tool for job seekers to do that," said Hickenlooper. "We are honored to be the first state to gain access to Skillful, which builds on our efforts to promote skills-based training and hiring in Colorado. It will help keep our state competitive both nationally and globally."

Employers, job seekers, educational institutions and community-based organizations interested in trying Skillful are invited to visit for more information.

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