Officials Talk Grand Valley Labor Market
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Construction could soon be the backbone of our local labor market, according to one expert.
Dee Funkhouser from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment spoke to several business leaders at Western Colorado Community College Wednesday morning.
She focused on the importance of the construction and information technology industries in Grand Junction, and says it’s important for the future of our local economy.
“Having an idea of kind of where the industry is projected to go, can help you make the best possible and strategically minded decisions,” said Funkhouser. “It’s not the only information business owners need by a long shot, but it is helpful.”
Funkhouser says the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is projecting a steady growth in the overall job market during the year 2013.