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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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King Soopers MarketPlace at 17761 Cottonwood Drive opened Wednesday, November 11.  A marketplace it is as this King Soopers not only carries the usual grocery offerings but also sells "general merchandise, including apparel, dinnerware, small appliances and more."  In addition, a fuel center has been added, located just south of the store. 
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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 (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

​The building Mark Pi's once occupied (Lincoln Avenue and Village Center Drive is no longer. It's been razed to make room for UCHealth Emergency Room (parent company is Adeptus Health).   UCHealth Emergency Room is part of a " a new concept in emergency care: fully equipped emergency rooms located in your neighborhood, close to your home. Our doctors and nurses are certified in emergency medicine, and our ERs feature advanced diagnostic equipment, including CT Scanners, Digital X-Ray and Ultrasound, plus on-site testing labs to quickly diagnose medical issues." 
Vela Meridian, a Shea Properties community, is open at 10115 S. Peoria Street (next to The Wildlife Experience/CU South Denver) in Parker.  

Top Ten Hiring Employers by Number of Job Ads
November 1 - November 30, 2015
 1. Oracle
 2. Centura Health
 3. Vail
 4. Robert Half International 
 5.  University of Colorado
 6.  HCA - The Healthcare Company
 7.  Target
 8.  Dish Network Corporation
 9.  Pizza Hut
10. SCL Health System, Inc.

source:  Help Wanted On-Line December 17, 2015

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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
Parker fans of Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers will soon have a location near them at 11150 S. Twenty Mile Road (just west of Target).    "At Freddy's, the dedication to serving Americans' greatest tastes is matched only by our passion for serving our communities."
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.
Parker is now home to two Arby's! The new restaurant is located just west of The Wildlife Experience/CU South Denver at 12245 Lioness Way Parker, CO 80134.  
          Arby's topped the 2014 Restaurant Business Mystery Shop rankings for best service, menu surprises and overall enjoyment.
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 Spring 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.