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Ribbon-cutting ceremony for new Workforce Connection Center location in Raton

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for September 27, 2022 for the grand opening of the Raton New Mexico Workforce Connection Center co-located within the Human Services Department (HSD) building.

“I’m happy to announce that we have returned to the Raton community to provide in-person services to employers and folks who have lost their jobs or are looking for jobs,” said Department of Workforce Solutions Secretary Sarita Nair. “Being co-located with the Human Services Department allows us to serve the public in a convenient location and deliver essential services that benefit everyone in the area.”

The event will be attended by the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) Secretary Sarita Nair who will be joined by Raton Mayor Neil Segotta Jr., Municipal and County officials, Raton Ambassadors, and Joseph Weathers, Chair of the Northern Area Workforce Development Board.

“We welcome New Mexico Workforce Connection to our building,” said HSD Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. “Having a single building where New Mexicans can obtain state services is just good business.”

"After more than ten years without a local office, we are proud to invest in the local infrastructure and officially open this new Workforce Connection office in Raton, where all the partners who are working on job training, education and job placement are collocated and working together,” said NAWDB Chair Joseph Weathers. “This Workforce Connection "One Stop" center is going to improve peoples' lives by making it easier for employers and job seekers to connect and get the training they need to land that great job."

"It's a great opportunity for the area,” said Raton Mayor Neil Segotta Jr. “It's going to make it a lot easier for the surrounding areas to get resolution in finding jobs, able to meet face to face instead of doing things over the phone like we've had to for so many years."

WHAT: Ribbon-cutting for new Workforce Connection Center in Raton.
WHERE: New Mexico Workforce Connection 1233 Whittier Street, Raton
WHEN: 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2022


The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) oversees the New Mexico public workforce system. The department is committed to supporting the business community through special recruitment, analyzing hard to fill jobs, layoffs, job fairs, and skills assessments for hiring; and assisting New Mexicans seeking employment opportunities with job search, job referrals and placement, and customized skill development such as interviewing skills and resume writing. The department administers programs to include business services; workforce training; Unemployment Insurance; labor law enforcement; veterans’ services; and labor market information.
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