Workforce

The Town of Firestone’s workforce is supported by regional technical schools, community colleges, and 4-year colleges and universities. The diversity of specialized programs offered through these schools contributes to a strong workforce to support the successful operation of businesses in the Town of Firestone.  Employers are also supported by training, funding, and talent acquisition programs through community resource partners.

Employment Data

The Town of Firestone is located within Weld County. In recent years, the unemployment rate for Weld County has trended at or below the Colorado rate and is consistently below the national unemployment rate. Unemployment rates can be found through this link to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. Current and historic Average Annual Wage information can also be found on the BLS database website.

Labor Force and Commute Patterns

Centrally located between Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins, the Town of Firestone is ideally located for access to a talented regional labor force, supported and developed in partnership with regional technical, research, and general study educational facilities.  

  • 84.2% of workers aged 16 and over work outside the community
  • Mean travel time to work is 32.3 minutes

Learn more about the labor force, commute patterns, and top occupations in the Firestone Area: Economy Overview, Business Case, and Highest Ranked Occupations.  These reports are provided by Employment Services of Weld County and reflect data for the two zip code areas that encompass the Town of Firestone. Contact a member of our team for additional information.  

Regional Skills/Talent Development

Talent development in the Firestone Area starts early with career-oriented programs offered in the St. Vrain Valley School District high schools.  Many of these programs, including biochemistry, automation and engineering, electronics engineering, precision machining and manufacturing, and a variety of other programs to support industry are done in partnership with area community colleges and other educational institutions.  Students have the opportunity for concurrent enrollment in high school and college, providing the students with both a high school diploma and associate degree, technical program certificate, or other college credits.

2020 Est. Population Age 25+ by Edu. Attainment

Less than 9th grade
159 
1.8%
Some High School, no diploma 
250 
2.8%
High School Graduate (or GED) 
1,998 
22.4%
Some College, no degree 
2,528 
28.4%
Associate Degree
861
9.7%
Bachelor’s Degree 
2,200 
24.7%
Master’s Degree
788
8.8%
Professional School Degree 
63 
0.7%
Doctorate Degree
60 
0.7%

Find this and other population information in the Firestone Community Demographic Profile


Training, Funding & Talent Acquisition

Modified Right to Work State

Colorado is a modified right-to-work state. The Colorado Labor Peace Act requires two elections and approval from 75 percent of a company’s workers before becoming unionized. With the 75 percent approval, there can be no all-union agreement in the collective bargaining agreement, just as in a right-to-work state. For additional details visit Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

Workforce Amenities

Workforce amenities are conveniently located throughout the community. Whether you are looking for facilities for active team activities, or the amenities to meet the needs of your workforce, you will find it in the Town of Firestone. 

Learn more about these and other area amenities.

  1. Paula Mehle

    Director of Economic Development & FURA
    Phone: 303-531-6265

  1. Michelle Magelssen

    Economic Development Specialist
    Phone: 303-531-6263