Parker Colorado JOBS
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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
Welcome Parker and
Near Parker Employers! 
Click here to learn about this website and to list a job opening.
Welcome New Parker Employers 
Future Parker Employers
Parker Numbers
Parker News
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
November 1 - November 30, 2016
 1. Vail Resorts 
 2. HCA - The Healthcare Company  
 3. Centura Health
 4. Robert Half International
 5. University of Colorado
 6. Target Corporation
 7. Colorado State Government.
 8. Dish Network Corporation 
 9. The University of Colorado at Denver
10. Brookdale

source:  Help Wanted On-Line December 15, 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

Source:  Douglas County
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.
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
Major Projects Under Construction
Assisted Living Facility – Crown Point
CVS Pharmacy – Stonegate
Mini U Storage – Dransfeldt
Parker Flats Multi-Family
Rehab Center – Compark
"Active Development Projects" according to the Town of Parker
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
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 this year.
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. 

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
​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 view the 
latest Job Openings posted on PCJ!
"A modernly efficient, luxury apartment community" is being built at 11020 S. Pikes Peak Drive, just south of Mainstreet and in the heart of Parker. Parker Flats at Old Town will be comprised of "seven multifamily residential buildings, consisting of 146 sleek, contemporary one- and two- bedroom apartment homes designed with high-end interior finishes." For more information, go to
Brakes Plus  opened it's second Parker store on the southeast corner of Hess and Parker Road.  A Colorado success story, Brakes Plus was founded by a Colorado native in 1990 and continues to be a family owned and operated business.  According to their website, they provide on-the-job training and excellent benefits.  
Add Crown Point Assisted Living and Memory Care to the list of senior living facilities located in Parker.  Construction has begun at 19160 Cottonwood Drive (near Hampton Inn and Suites) and is to open early 2017.
A family fun center has come to Parker!  Boondock's Food & Fun is now open at 18706 Cottonwood Drive (northeast corner of E470 and Parker Road. Boondock's "provides a variety of entertainment options that appeal to all ages and interests. We strive to create an environment that is safe, clean and inviting for all ages."  
Advance Auto Parts store is now open on the southeast corner of Hess and Parker Road.
Parker is home to the first Clubstore Outlet in Colorado!  Located at  9845 S. Parker Road (between Murdoch's and Sprouts), this retail business purchases"high quality overstock and returned product from well known big box retailers and wholesale clubs at 65-90% discounts."  Visit the Clubstore Outlet Facebook page for Parker-specific information. 
Parker will be home to Leman Academy of Excellence in August 2017.  This Classical Education-based charter school will be open to grades K - 6 for the 2017-2018 school year and with 7th and 8th grades to be added in the future..  The "Opening Soon" sign in located just south of the Stroh Ranch King Soopers.  
Centura Health Meridian Emergency and Urgent Care is now open. Its location, 9949 S. Oswego Street (southwest corner of Lincoln Ave. and S. Oswego Street), may surprise you that it is has a Parker zip code (80134)! 
Parker's newest storage unit employer, Your Storage Center, is located at 18275 Apache Drive, just north of Pine Lane Nursery on S. Twenty Mile Road.  
A "Coming Soon" sign makes it official!  A CareNow Urgent Care facility is being built on the northeast corner of Parker Road and Hilltop Road. This will make a trifecta of emergency/urgent care facilities located near this intersection, the other two being  Parker Square Urgent Care and 20 Mile Urgent Care.  
A driving school has opened at 17908 (Suite A) Cottonwood Drive.  Western Slope Driving Institute offers driving education in the form of classroom instruction, behind-the-wheel training, and online courses.  The school also is authorized by the State of Colorado to administer driving tests. which is convenient.  Take and pass a driving test and then walk over to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get your license!  
Parker's newest restaurant, serving craft pizza and craft beer is now open at 12311 Pine Bluffs Way (southeast corner of Hess Road and Parker Road).  Check out Artisan Pizza Co.'s Facebook page for more information.
Will You Be Job Jumping in 2017? -- The Wall Street Journal