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February - 2012 Edition: Some information may be out of date.

Job Seekers: New Classes for you at the Workforce Center 

The Larimer County Workforce Center is offering two great classes for job seekers. Please register online at the Workshops page at www.larimerworkforce.org.

Social Media Lab

A full day, hands-on class that takes place in a computer lab where you will learn how to use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and even a Blog to enhance your career and boost your job search.   The next class is in Loveland on Feb. 24 for $69. This lab is taught by Viveka Von Rosen, of Linked Into Business, a recognized LinkedIn expert and social media strategist.

1099 Start Up Class

A class for those who are interested in becoming or already are 1099 - Independent Workers (freelancers, consultants, etc).   The workshop will cover how the IRS defines contract work, the tax implications, how to prepare an Independent Contract Agreement, and various other important topics. The workshop is taught by two community professionals, Geoffrey Goudy, CPA, and Tom Selken, attorney at law, both of whom work with small businesses. The next class is Feb. 27 in Fort Collins for $49.