DENVER (CBS4)- With the unemployment rate in Colorado still hovering at 7.9 percent, many are growing frustrated with looking for work. An upcoming event called the “Un-Job Fair” could offer alternatives.
Colorado Free University is hoping to help those looking for something special. The daylong seminar is called the “Un-Job Fair.”
“To create the Un-Job Fair for people unemployed or dissatisfied with jobs they’re currently in or dead-end jobs,” said Colorado Free University spokeswoman Helen Hand.
The Un-Job Fair is based on a book about making a living without having a job.
Dee Brown attended the Un-Job Fair and now finds herself happily self-employed in the marketing field.
“Once I came to the Un-Job Fair I couldn’t imagine working for anyone else,” said Brown.
Steve Veltcamp has made a career of avoiding 8-to-5 jobs. He now lectures on how to start your own business. His goal is to help students think beyond the traditional workplace, teaching them how to turn what they love into a way to make a living.
“It ranges from computer-based businesses like selling on eBay to getting paid to shop and run errands for people, mystery shopping, starting out a crafts business, there’s a whole variety for them,” said Veltcamp.
There are no tests and the homework assignment is to simply get paid for what you love.
The Un-Job Fair
Colorado Free University
7653 E. 1st Place
Denver, CO 80230
To register: 303-399-0093