Parker Colorado JOBS
bringing local job seekers and local employers together
Welcome Parker Area Job Seekers
This website is designed to help you find a job in or near Parker, Colorado. A comprehensive website, includes:
> job listings directly from Parker/near Parker employers;
> links to over 200 Parker employer websites;
> information and updates on Parker businesses; 
> resources to aid in your job search; 
> and if volunteering is part of your career plan, a list of organizations seeking volunteers. 

Good luck in your job search! Tresa
Welcome Parker and
Near Parker Employers! 
Click here to learn about this website and to list a job opening.
New Parker Employers
Future Parker Employers
King Soopers MarketPlace at 17761 Cottonwood Drive will be opening late fall this year according to the Town of Parker website.  A marketplace it will be as this King Soopers will not only carry the usual grocery offerings but will also sell "general merchandise, including apparel, dinnerware, small appliances and more."  Roche Construction and its subcontractors will bring in around 300 jobs and the completed King Soopers will create around 250 new jobs.  
Parker Numbers
Parker News
                                Parker's landscape is changing and one of the most striking 
                                examples is the location of the future home of the library. 
                                According to the Douglas County Library website, the new library 
                                will be a "two-story, 40,000 +/- square-foot replacement of the 
                                current Parker branch, just north of Parker Town Hall and the PACE Center. The new library will have a minimum of 150 parking spaces, and be adjacent to a park."  Perhaps the first part of that last sentence is worth repeating:  "The new library will have a minimum of 150 parking spaces . . . . "  Yeah!    And thanks to technology, we're able to get an idea of what will occupy that space.  Click here for a video and renderings and here for The Town of Parker's webpage with information on that area, called the EastMain Development Project.  
Some of the employers on the Forbes America's Best Employers list have a Parker or a near Parker presence.  Here are a few:   
2.  Costco (Parker)  
4.  The Container Store (Park Meadows)  
5.  L. L. Bean (Park Meadows Mall)  
6.  Baxter (Englewood -- 80112)   
10.  Harley-Davidson (Parker)  
43.  Agilent Technologies (Englewood -- 80112)  
81.  Kaiser Permanente (Parker and Lone Tree)   
139.  Williams Sonoma (Park Meadows Mall)  
163.  Burns & McDonnell (Centennial)  
175.  US Foods (Centennial)   
197.  Charles Schwab (Lone Tree)     
232.  Medtronic (Parker)  
250.  Kiewet (Englewood)  
269.  IKEA (Centennial)      
311.  Longhorn Steakhouse (Centennial) 
and more!     

Parker Major Employers

 1.  Douglas County School District
 2.  Parker Adventist Hospital
 3.  Town of Parker
 4.  Wal-Mart
 5.  King Soopers (2 locations)
 6.  Life Time Fitness
 7.  Valley Crest Companies
 8.  Costco
 9.  OraLabs
10. Home Depot
11. Target
12. Lowe's
13. Rocky Vista University
14. Smilanic Construction and Design Corp.
15. Kohl's
16. Best Buy
17. Texas Roadhouse
18. USPS - Parker
19. Safeway
20. Rocky Mountain Signing Co.
21. Mountain Man Fruit and Nut
22. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Spirits
23. To the Rescue
24. Black Bear Golf Club
25. McDonald's
26. Parker Water and Sanitation District
27. Douglas County Library
source:  Town of Parker

​A new office building now occupies the northeast corner of Jordan Road and Pine.  Soon, it will be home to The Solomon Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides funds for church extensions.  
​The building Mark Pi's once occupied (Lincoln Avenue and Village Center Drive is no longer. It's been razed to make room for First Choice Emergency Room (parent company is Adeptus Health). Details to follow.  
Parker has a new school! Located at the corner of Twenty Mile Road and Ponderosa Drive (18451 Ponderosa Drive, just north of CarMax), Global Village Academy Charter School accommodates kindergarten through fifth grade students for the 2015-2016 school year. A grade will be added each year thereafter until eighth grade is reached.  The Douglas County website also states that "Additionally, the school will offer free full day kindergarten, a fee-based preschool, and shuttle bus service from Franktown, Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Lone Tree and Highlands Ranch.
Christian Brothers Automotive is now open at 9864 Mangano Lane (Jordan,  near Aventerra).  Independently owned, they offer "auto repair service and maintenance for every vehicle. Gas or diesel, foreign or domestic, car or truck – no matter the vehicle, we have the expertise and experience to fix it right the first time. We have the same manufacturer recommended equipment and diagnostic tools as the dealerships, but the local ties and industry partnerships to often offer better prices." 

Top Ten Hiring Employers by Number of Job Ads
June 1 - June 30, 2015

 1.  Centura Health
 2.  University of Colorado
 3.  Robert Half International
 4.  HCA - The Healthcare Company
 5.  Safeway Companies
 6.  Accenture
 7.  CTG - Computer Task Group
 8.  Dish Network Corporation
 9.  Vail Resorts
10. Kforce Professional Staffing, Inc.

source:  Help Wanted On-Line July 19, 2015

HomeJob OpeningsEmployer LinksVolunteerJob ResourcesContact

HomeJob OpeningsEmployer LinksVolunteerJob ResourcesContact

Douglas County Major Employers

Baxa (now Baxter)
Medical Technology

Telecommunications Software
Highlands Ranch

Centura Health/Parker Adventist Hospital
Health Care

CH2M Hill
Engineering & Architectural Services

DISH Network
Satellite TV & Equipment

HealthONE/Sky Ridge Medical Center
Health Care
Lone Tree

Information Handling Services Group Inc.
Indexed Data / Software

Liberty Media
Telecommunications Holding Company

Sprint Nextel Corporation
Cellular and Wireless phones
Lone Tree

Call Center Management

tw telecom

Western Union
Financial Services
number of near Parker companies made this year's Fortune 500 list, a ranking of the top 500 companies in the United States. The expanded list includes even more!  Here they are, in order of ranking:
131.  Arrow Electronics (Centennial)  
208.  Dish Network (Englewood)  
263.  Liberty Interactive (Englewood)  
379.  Newmont Mining (Greenwood Village)   
468.  Western Union (Englewood)  
480.  CH2M Hill (Englewood)  
578.  Liberty Media (Englewood)   
587.  Envisions Healthcare Holdings (Greenwood Village)  
684.  EchoStar (Englewood)  

Companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years.
An "incubator" for business start-ups will have a facility located in Parker sometime in the future.  That's the vision of Vic Ahmed, CEO and Chairman of Innovative Pavilion, where entrepreneurs "can tap into a full list of professional services from executive mentoring, legal and IT to marketing and education, rent a work space from a desk to a full office suite, take advantage of our capital investment partners or just hang out in the Startup Lounge."   Preliminary plans are for the location to be in downtown Parker.  
    Learn more in this Parker Chronicle article  
Watermark on Mainstreet is the name of the massive apartment complex on Mainstreet that straddles Dransfeldt Road and Twenty Mile Road.  Lincoln Property Company will manage the 306 units that "come equipped with sophisticated features including spacious walk in closets, modern appliances, and private balconies and patios."  
Career advice for the oil and gas bust from DCP, Noble, BP execs -- Denver Business Journal

10 Tips for Millennials Who Want to Find (and Keep) and Executive Job -- Denver Business Journal article

5 Lessons for Over-50 Job Hunters -- Bankrate Retirement Blog
You probably know that Twenty Mile Road is Hilltop Road, east of Parker Road.  And you probably also know that it extends past Lincoln Avenue. But did you know that Twenty Mile goes past Pine Lane? It does and that's where Parker's newest medical office is now located.  According to the Town of Parker's websiteMiramont Family Medicine's " facility features a 5,287 square foot family medical office, drive-thru pharmacy and in-house lab and X-ray. Miramont is one of only a few facilities in the region that accepts Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans."
The Chicken Shack, 11211 Dransfeldt Rd. (near Junz), is now open.  A restaurant with a "quick casual concept," the menu includes chicken wings, fingers, salads, sandwiches and burgers that can be accompanied by a variety of sides including homemade chili!   
"Active Development Projects" according to the Town of Parker
Boondock’s Food & Fun Center
Crown Point Express Wash
CVS Pharmacy – Stonegate
Town Dog Park and Disc Golf
Gander Mountain – Crown Point
Parker Auto Plaza Automotive Service and Sales Facility
Your Storage Center – Polo Business Park
Career Spotlight

The following information is from Front Range Community College, where  machining courses for college credit and non-credit machining training classes are  available. 

​The return of manufacturing jobs from off-shore and the retirement of the baby boom generation have created lots of good employment opportunities for those with the right skills. Precision machining is an occupation that can provide job security, a high-five-figure income and interesting career progression within the manufacturing environment.

What does a machinist do?
•Set up, program and run high-tech machine tools.
•Program parts on CAD/CAM software.
•Figure out the most efficient way to make a part on the machines available.
•Work in teams to solve factory and production problems.

​What can I do with a machining degree or certificate?
The return of manufacturing jobs from off-shore and the retirement of the baby boom generation have created lots of good employment opportunities for those with the right skills. Precision machining is an occupation that can provide job security, a high-five-figure income and interesting career progression within the manufacturing environment.
•Machinists can enter company management as cell managers, area managers, production managers or even plant managers.
•Engineering: After some time as a hands-on machinist, many choose to become mechanical engineers who are more involved in parts design and factory optimization.
•Company ownership: Most machine shops are started by former machinists

Precision Machinist Annual Salary
Entry               $27,821 
Average          $42,638 
Experienced    $50,046 

Source:  Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Occupational Statistics Survey (2013)

More information:
Colorado Community College System

If you dig the past and would like to learn about a career in archaeology, mark your calendar for the Lamb Springs Archeological Site lecture, Thursday, October 8 at 6:30pm at the PACE Center in Parker.  Among other topics, Mr. Boyless will discuss "archaeology as an industry and a career."  The lecture is free to the public but registration is required.  
How a man should dress for the job he wants -- Denver Business Journal