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Temporary location opens in Colorado Springs for Pikes Peak Workforce Center

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Posted at 1:18 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 15:18:31-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Pikes Peak Workforce Center announced Tuesday it has opened a temporary location to help those searching for job opportunities in person.

The services provided at the temporary location will be by appointment only for job seekers, according to the center. The location can have 50 job seekers in the building.

“We are thrilled to finally be able to serve our customers in person again,” Traci Marques, CEO/Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, said in a release. “We’ve been able to lease this large building with CARES Act funding to enable us to create a safer environment where our staff and customers can be physically distanced. It’s been wonderful to see our customers again.”

A spokesperson for the center said it has been offering virtual services since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary location will be at 1049 N. Academy Blvd. through Dec. 11 of this year.

Appointments are set for two hours with a 30-minute break in between that way the staff can sanitize computer stations, which are spaced six feet apart.

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center serves El Paso and Teller counties. For more information, click here.