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DBJ: These 3 new laws for 2024 seek to ease Colorado’s workforce shortage

With about two job openings for every unemployed person in the state, Colorado’s persistent workforce shortage has proven a sticky challenge for employers.

Business-focused groups across the state have responded with new coalitions and revived efforts to bolster the workforce pipeline. State lawmakers are also lauding the passage of new laws that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024, that they say will help fill the gap in talent.

According to the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, only about 15% of the state’s working-age population has earned a credential higher than a high school diploma but lower than a bachelor’s degree, which is the kind of credential needed for about half of all Colorado jobs.

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