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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
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                                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 pictorial 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 (3 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

Top Ten Hiring Employers by Number of Job Ads
April 1 - April 30, 2016
 1. Oracle
 2. Robert Half International 
 3. Centura Health
 4. Vail Resorts
 5. HCA - The Healthcare Company  
 6. University of Colorado
 7. SCL Health System, Inc.
 8. Wells Fargo 
 9.  Pizza Hut
10. Randstad

source:  Help Wanted On-Line Ma19, 2016

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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  
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

"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
Crown Point Assisted Living and Memory Care -- southeast corner of E470 and Cottonwood Drive
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

How a man should dress for the job he wants -- Denver Business Journal
Colorado economic forecast: Continued growth, but not as robust -- Denver Business Journal
    Among the big job-gaining sectors are professional and business services, which is expected to grow employment by 15,000 jobs; education and health services, about 11,000 new jobs; trade, transportation and utilities, 10,800 jobs; and leisure and hospitality, 9,000 jobs.
According to their website, Highlands Ranch has two,  Denver, three, Littleton, Thornton and Colorado Springs, each have one.  And now Parker will be home to a Mini U Storage as well!  Though their sign has been up for awhile on the northeast corner of Dransfeldt and Longs Way, construction is now visible.  According to the sign, Mini U Storage will open, Fall of this year.
Openings September this year, Gander Mountain "will feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in Colorado, together with the best selection of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery. The store will offer an extensive selection of men’s and women’s active performance outdoor and casual apparel featuring exciting brands...."
Congratulations Parker!  WalletHub  has ranked our community number 19 on it's "Best Small Cities in America for 2015" list!  For the ranking, 1268 cities were measured and compared on these four factors:  Affordability, Economic Health, Education and Health, and Quality of Life and then further analyzed on 22 relevant metrics.  Communities with a population between 25,000 and 100,000 residents were compared. 
Another business has opened near CU South Denver!  Located at 11965 Lioness Way, this growing part of Parker is now home to Family Tire Pros.  This auto service employer has a presence in three states but appears to have it's roots right here in Aurora, Colorado.  

Also now open in the new Dransfeldt Business Center (10136 Park Glenn Way) is I Love Kickboxing.  This fitness method takes "the workouts that get professional fighters so fit" and adds "loud, energizing music to get your heart racing... passionate instructors who really care about you, motivate you every step of the way... and a community of support and friendship lifts you up when you're feeling down."  
This coming Fall will see the opening of another school in Parker. The latest addition underscores the commitment of Douglas County to offering choices to parents for the education of their children.  Parker Performing Arts School will be located near the intersection of E470 and Chambers on Compark Blvd.  Their mission is to "equip students with the creative and critical thinking skills that are vital for success in the innovative environment of the future. To that end, our students will engage in daily performing arts training from passionate and experienced artists, and will have regular performance and recital opportunities. Our students will excel academically through a data-driven, blended learning environment that includes teacher-led and technology-infused instruction."  

Parker Major Private Sector Employers

 1.  Parker Adventist Hospital
 2.  Wal-Mart Supercenter
 3.  King Soopers (2 locations)
 4.  Children's Hospital - Parker Adventist
 5.  Valley Crest Landscape
 6.  Home Depot
 7.  OraLabs Inc.
 8.  Target
 9.  Lowe's Home Improvement
10. Kohl's
11. Car Max Auto Superstore
12. Costco
13. Life Time Fitness
14. Rocky Vista University.
15. Mountain Man Fruit and Nut
16. Chili's Bar and Grill 
17. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
18. American Design and Landscape
19. Best Buy
20. Saltgrass Steak House
21. Sprouts Farmers Market

source:  Town of Parker

If public transportation is how you travel to work or to job interviews, did you know that Parker has a number of RTD (Regional Transportation District) options?  Whether you need to get to a location In Parker or outside of town limits, there are routes available.  Click here to learn more. 
A Douglas County company, Intermap Technologies Corp., has won a $175 million multi-year  contract "that’s likely to transform the business and bring back dozens of local jobs." More info:   Colorado tech company lands transformative contract, foresees hiring push -- Denver Business Journal
"Embrace Who You Are, Be Willing To Grow & Love What You Wear Doing It!" is the motto for Parker's newest clothing store. Owners Denise and Francine "have a passion for clothes and helping women all ages and any size to feel good about what you wear." Twisted Wardrobe is located in the new Dransfeldt Business Center at 10136 Park Glenn Way, Parker. 
​As you approach the intersection of Lincoln and Jordan, you immediately sense that something is different.  And there is!  Where once a Conoco gas station, convenience store, and car wash were located, is now open space.  All have been razed to make room for a CVS Pharmacy.  Stay tuned for more information.
Click here to check out the 
latest Job Opening posted on PCJ!
A "Grand Opening" sign is hanging from Parker new employer, Minuteman Press.  Located at 12543 Highway 83 (Parker Road and Pine Lane), Minuteman Press helps with "your design, printing and marketing needs."