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.
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
- The 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.
2021 Est. Population Age 25+ by Educational Attainment
Less than 9th grade
Some High School, no diploma
High School Graduate (or GED)
Some College, no degree
Graduate or Professional Degree
Find this and other population information in the 2022 Town of Firestone Demographic Profile.
- Learn more about area technical training and career-oriented high school programs, including the school that is producing 14-year-old Apple Certified Technicians.
- Learn more about regional secondary education opportunities.
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 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.
- A variety of fitness activities at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center, including swimming, weight and cardio rooms, and the full-court gymnasium with an elevated indoor track. Corporate memberships are available.
- Access to a network of parks and trails for bike riding or a break away from the job.
- Convenient access to a variety of dining and shopping options.