State Representative Joe Miklosi And State Senator Chris Romer Work To Bring Jobs To Denver
Colorado Legislators Host Job Fair, Drive Job Creation in Districts 9 and 32.
- (1888PressRelease) October 01, 2010 - Denver, CO - State Representative Joe Miklosi and State Senator Chris Romer sponsored a free job fair on Monday, September 20th to drive job growth in their districts and help local residents find employment.
More than 20 companies from a diverse group of sectors, including solar, health care, nursing, fashion, financial services, labor, and military were present. Over 300 job seekers RSVP-ed in advance of the event and 500 were expected to attend the job fair that was hosted at Thomas Jefferson High School.
"I'm one of the 8.3% of the Denver metro area that's unemployed and I appreciate the efforts of these gentlemen to help me find work," said Ray Fitzgerald. "Too often it seems like legislators are too busy saying what they're going to do about the economy but aren't actually doing anything. It's reassuring to meet a couple of legislators who are truly making a difference."
Representative Miklosi hosted a similar job fair earlier this year in June, which more than 350 job seekers and a dozen companies attended. According to the initial follow-up survey, nearly 40 people found employment at the event. Successful job placements from September's job fair are expected to be double that number.
"I'm encouraged by the increase in participation from businesses at this event," said Representative Miklosi, who hosted a similar job fair in June.
State Representative Joe Miklosi recently helped pass the New Energy Job Creation Act as another powerful step in his dedication to job growth. State Legislator Chris Romer, also committed to job creation in Denver, has been known to walk door-to-door to speak with business owners to generate ideas for policies on job creation.
"Job creation is vital to getting our economy back on track," says Senator Romer. "While these job fairs are just a part of the broader plan to jumpstart the economy, it's encouraging to see everyone coming together for a common cause."
About State Representative Joe Miklosi (D-Denver, District 9)
Representative Joe Miklosi (www.JoeMiklosi.com) is serving his first term as the Colorado State Representative for District 9 in southeast Denver. He is a member of the Judiciary Committee, the State, Veterans, & Military Committee, and the Audit Committee. He also served on the 2009 interim Pinnacol Assurance workers compensation committee. Representative Miklosi has 12 years of public policy and political experience in both Washington, D.C. and Colorado, six years of business development experience in the information technology sector, where he helped start an Internet software company, and he currently works in the nonprofit sector for PROJECT C.U.R.E., a Centennial, Colorado-based, internationally focused nonprofit organization that is the largest provider of donated medical supplies, equipment, and medical services to doctors, nurses, hospitals, and health care clinics in 123 developing countries.
About State Senator Romer (D-Denver, District 32)
Chris Romer (www.ChrisRomer.org) was elected a state senator in 2006. During the last three legislative sessions he has worked hard to increase educational opportunities for all students and to provide clean energy jobs for Denver residents. Chris also fought to allow Coloradans to collect rainwater from their rooftops and to provide low interest loans for solar and energy efficiency projects.
Chris was a municipal finance consultant for 23 years specializing in finance for cities and states. He has financed municipal infrastructure totaling over $10 billion in Western States. He is a recognized expert in solving state and local budget problems and in helping to finance construction projects for schools, colleges, hospitals and transportation. He also developed programs to fund student loans and affordable housing.
As a businessman Chris was co-founder of an online education company, Digital Education Company (DES), that he helped build and sell. DES provided affordable online courses and training for students and adults to learn the latest computer programming languages. The courses were designed to help programmers improve their skills and get better jobs. Chris is a founder and past President of the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation which provides mentoring programs and scholarship funds for low income and inner city students, and past President of the Colorado Children's Campaign, a children's advocacy group.
More recently, Chris served as superintendent for New America Schools, two high schools serving immigrants, and as President of the KIPP schools serving low-income Latino students.