Need to Hire?

The Intentional Employment Network connects you with workforce development organizations. We encourage you to connect directly with one or more of the community non-profits listed below to see how they may be able to provide your company with employees. 

Community Organizations 


Connect with the community organizations below to find job candidates.
The agencies provide job training and various types of support for those seeking employment.  

Thrive - Transformation at Work


Thrive – Transformation at Work invites employers that regularly hire entry to mid-level employees to develop a collaborative partnership.  


Sue Erickson, Employer Engagement Director

Denver Dream Center

The Denver Dream Center offers a program called Thrive. THRIVE is their re-entry ministry designed to encourage and assist men as they integrate back into life after prison. We come alongside individuals to create positive support systems, reestablish family relationships, assist with job placement, and connect with needed healthcare. 

Contact Rossie Cherry, GRID Director

Master's Apprentice

The Master’s Apprentice mission is to provide young adults a bridge to the skilled trades through basic training, on the job experience and the creation of a career path that will lead to financial independence.

The organization is seeking employers offering registered apprenticeship positions, or the opportunity for advancement through certifications, in the commercial construction industry. All trades.

Employer contact: Development Director – Nick Brattion

Candidate contact: Student Recruiter/Navigator – Tiarra Leyva –

Mile High Workshop

The Mile High Workshop is an employment and job training program for those seeking to rebuild from addictions, homelessness, and incarceration. They assemble and manufacture products in partnership with our business partners to create work opportunities.  

The organization is seeking employers who have high volume manufacturing needs that could be carried out onsite such as assembly, packaging, and making kits. In addition, they are seeking connections with employers who may have job opportunities for individuals once they complete the program.

Contact Executive Director, Andy Magel 

Activate Workforce Solutions


Activate Workforce Solutions is a people-centered placement agency and professional coaching firm in Denver, Activate begins screening candidates as they graduate from a wide variety of local professional development and workforce programs. They specialize in matching people into permanent, full-time positions in healthcare, business services, customer service, financial services, and trades. 

Activate Workforce Solutions supports each placement with personalized, face-to-face coaching for 12 months to keep individuals happily engaged and productive in their careers. 

Contact Chief Operating Officer, Dan Kaskubar;

Bridge House

Bridge House provides a continuum of support for adults experiencing homelessness spanning from basic needs to employment and housing. Bridge House’s Ready to Work program combines paid work in social enterprise, housing, and supportive services as stepping stone to mainstream jobs and independent housing.

Ready to Work employs participants in social enterprises – landscaping and food service (catering and cafes). The program is a year-long and after one year, graduates move into mainstream employment and housing.

Contact Rae Racine – Employment Specialist Ready to Work- Boulder

Viri Barron – Employment Specialist Ready to Work- Aurora


Remerg is a Denver based nonprofit that provides a website of resources for those transitioning from incarceration.”One of the resources is a Directory of Community Organizations, where you’ll find a statewide list of community organizations that support individuals looking for employment.

Contact Carol Peeples, Executive Director


CrossPurpose is a free, six-month career and community development program that helps individuals start new careers and escape poverty.

CrossPurpose is looking for employers who offer jobs that have entry-level wages at or above $16/hour. We have Medical Assistants, CDL drivers, and administrative assistants currently looking. Our next class will begin searching for employment in February and March. We have over 17 different career tracks (list here). And, we have a new class ready for employment once a quarter. 

Contact Job Developer and Career Specialist, Meredith Stricker; or (828)329-6388


PEARL is a Christ-centered organization providing single-parent families the hope and skills necessary to build an economically and emotionally stable home environment through sustainable programs. The organization provides its clients with different program levels with education, external resources (like jobs) to achieve financial, spiritual, and mental stability. 

Contact Valerie Whatley, Director of Programs, Pearl Group 

Buds Warehouse (Belay Enterprises)


BUD’S WAREHOUSE (a project under the non-profit, Belay Enterprises):   A retail store located in Aurora, Colorado featuring new and previously used home improvement supplies – all donated by area contractors, builders, suppliers, and homeowners  at savings of up to 70% off retail.  Our non-profit mission is to rebuild lives through our career and life-skill development program for employees recovering from homelessness, addiction, and prison. Bud’s Warehouse hires and trains individuals who have significant barriers to employment. 

  • Hiring Individuals with barriers to employment
  • Need Volunteers – to work alongside employees and become mentors or to just help out around the warehouse
  • Need Employers who are willing to hire our graduating employees when they complete their 6-12 month job training program
  • Need Financial donors to support job training program and needs of organization. 

13280 E. Mississippi Ave.
Aurora, CO  80012
Located 1 block west of I-225 and Mississippi or located 2 blocks north from the Florida light rail station off I-225


For employment information contact: 

Trevor Moore, Operations Director, Bud’s Warehouse
303.296.3990 x4

Jim Reiner, Executive Director, Belay Enterprises

Stout Street Foundation

Stout Street Foundation is a long term therapeutic community for individuals recovering from substance abuse disorder, we provide necessary services and support in a totally structured environment to help individuals help themselves in rehabilitation, recovery, and transition in returning to society as productive and responsible citizens. 

The organization works with employers to understand needs and interview all of our residents that enter our program to better determine skill sets to find the best potential fits for the individual.

Contact Dr. Angela Vizzi, Director of Vocational Training


Get Connected

Email Sue Erickson to join the network.