Website offers help for out-of-work Coloradans

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Posted 4/23/20

Coloradans affected by job loss in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic can now go to one site to find resources and options with the launch of OnwardCO.org. According to a news release, OnwardCO …

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Website offers help for out-of-work Coloradans

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Coloradans affected by job loss in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic can now go to one site to find resources and options with the launch of OnwardCO.org.

According to a news release, OnwardCO connects resources such as 2-1-1, Indeed, LinkedIn and MyColoradoJourney with users based on their location and preferences to the information they need most.

The online resource, launched April 20 by Bitwise Industries, was supported by Gov. Jared Polis, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and the Kapor Center. The platform is powered by Shift3 Technologies, Salesforce and Mastercard.

“As we work to ensure the health of safety of Coloradans during these unprecedented times, it's critical that we also help the economy recover,” Polis said in the news release. “OnwardCO is a key tool in that effort.”

Colorado workers impacted by COVID-19 can use the platform to connect to emergency resources such as food, shelter, child care and money; find training programs to upskill for a new career; and find job opportunities, the release said.

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