Rapid Response Outplacement and Layoff Transition Services
Rapid Response Services are available to help minimize the cost and negative impact that a separation can have on your business. Our customizable services include informational workshops and events that will network dislocated employees to similar employers. We can answer important questions about layoffs, reduced hours, closures, and downsizing that can make the transition easier for you and less stressful for your employees.
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit that encourages employers to hire targeted groups of job seekers. WOTC can reduce employer federal tax liability by as much as $2,400 to $9,600 per new hire.
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.
Many businesses relocate or start a business within Arapahoe and Douglas counties due to its close proximity to Denver and surrounding communities, the supply of highly skilled labor force and stable economic conditions. Colorado’s second largest business community, the Denver Tech Center (DTC), is centrally located in Arapahoe County along the I-25 corridor and is a growing business hub for many high-growth industries.
Relocating a Business
Understanding the job shed, educational attainment, occupational supply, and average salary of a local employment pool plays a large part in a business’ site selection. Arapahoe/Douglas Works! captures current business and labor market information and trends for our region, and has worked with countless companies in the midst of deciding whether to relocate to our region. Our data can be customized to your specific business size and industry, and will help you understand the costs and benefits of locating to the area. If your business is considering relocating to Arapahoe or Douglas Counties or the surrounding region, please contact:
Starting a Business
The Colorado Small Business Administration (SBA) is a great resource for new businesses. The SBA provides resources regarding financial assistance, contract documents, counseling, law and regulation, and marketing support.
Doing Business in Colorado
The State of Colorado also provides information to business owners including required forms, licenses, and statewide resources.
Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
The Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center
Colorado Labor Laws, Wage & Hour, Colorado Division of Labor
Laws, Rules, and Policies by Profession
Equal Opportunity Employment Practices
Business Development in Colorado
Doing Business with Arapahoe & Douglas Counties
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The EEOC has created a one-stop shop of customized resources designed specifically for small businesses.
Demographics for Businesses
The following modules may be accessed as individual topic trainings or as a complete training series. Videos are available in English or Spanish.
Click the Links to View the Business Boost Module Videos
- Establishing a Professional Virtual Presence
- Digital Business Fundamentals
- Online Hiring Tools
- Cyber Security Fundamentals
- Excel Basics
- Credit, Budgeting & Financial Documents
- Your Cell Phone as a Business Tool
- Quickbooks & Fiscal Software