As closure draws near at the Pueblo plant, transition services are being offered to workers contemplating their next professional steps.
“Some of the more than 1,500 Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant employees intend to retire, others are willing to move for a new opportunity, but many would like to find a new job in the area,” said Walton Levi, site project manager, PCAPP. “We have resources in place to help them through that transition.”
With hopes of retaining members of the well-trained workforce in the region, a wealth of free programs and services are being offered, Levi said. Workers interested in employment opportunities once the plant finishes its mission can visit with 16 prospective employers at the first-ever internal PCAPP job fair in late April. Hiring organizations will provide information and meet with employees to help them identify and plan for future job opportunities in accordance with planned release dates.
Additional job fairs will be held as the project moves through the closure phase.
Representatives from the Pueblo Workforce Center also are offering guidance and information regarding employment transition in one-on-one sessions with employees every Tuesday. Services during these Transition Help Tuesdays include resume review, workshops, access to LinkedIn Learning resources and career coaching.
“I look forward to the end of demilitarization operations at PCAPP and the successful transition both of employees and of the project into the closure phase of our mission,” Levi said.