Human Services

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-8840 

    551 Broadway
    P.O. Box 660
    Eagle, Colorado 81631
    Phone: 970-328-8840

    El Jebel
    0020 Eagle County Drive, Suite E
    El Jebel, Colorado 81623
    Phone: 970-328-9586 
    Office closed 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Fax: 970-328-8829
    (all locations)

Employment First

Finding a job can be hard for almost anyone.  When you start facing barriers on top of that, Eagle County’s Employment First program is here to work hand-in-hand with participants to overcome barriers and bridge the gaps inadequate employment can cause, helping our clients overcome their situation and become truly independent.

Karl Jolliff, Case Manager

Eagle County’s Employment First program is a required program for nonexempt food assistance recipients, with two main goals:

  1. To help our clients on food assistance move towards employment by building experiences, connecting with resources, and providing guidance.
  2. To ensure our clients can continue receiving food assistance while it's still needed by giving them the opportunity to meet the United States Department of Agriculture’s participation and activity requirements.

Eagle County’s Employment First is here to be a resource in any way we can for Eagle County’s food assistance recipients.  We work to help our client's efforts to rise above barriers and find the employment that better puts them in a higher place in life.  We mix group and individual activities to get clients the support they need while tailoring our assistance to their strengths and weaknesses, ensuring that we’re effectively helping those we serve towards their employment goals.     

For some other resources to help with your job search, or to learn more about the program, see the following pages-

Eagle County's Workforce Resources 
Colorado Workforce Center's Job Search 
Statewide Employment First  

If your organization is able to help out, let us know!  We're always open to additional opportunities for our clients to contribute their time to nonprofits in order to build their working skills, any additional resources we can offer our clients in overcoming barriers, or any other ways we can better connect our clients to the workforce. Call Karl Jolliff at 970-328-8732 to discuss any possibilities you have in mind.