About Talent ABQ

TalentABQ is a totally new way to connect employers and job seekers through the common language of skills.

TalentABQ is a joint initiative led by Innovate+Educate in partnership with the City of Albuquerque, the Department of Workforce Solutions, Central New Mexico Community College (the state’s largest) and Mayor Richard Berry to connect employers and job seekers across Albuquerque to both education and employment opportunities. TalentABQ connects employers and job seekers through the common language of skills.

Through TalentABQ, we help build careers and speed business success.

For specific answers to many questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page »

What is Skills Based Hiring?

Skills Based Hiring includes skill scores in job postings, giving employers and job seekers an easy way to connect. Employers discover candidates often overlooked in traditional hiring, and job seekers use skill scores to show employers they have what it takes to succeed.

Albuquerque Uses Skills-Based Hiring

TalentABQ is pleased to have the support of more than 200 Community and Business Partners

Community Partners

  • ABC Community School Partnership
  • ABC Library System
  • ABQ GED, Incorporated
  • ABQ High School
  • Albuquerque Charter Academy
  • Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
  • Association of General Contractors
  • AT&T
  • Atrisco Heritage HS
  • Brookline College
  • Brown Mackie College
  • Central New Mexico Community College, WTC
  • CEPI: Creative Education Prep Institute
  • Circles of New Mexico
  • City of Albuquerque
  • CNM Business & Information Technology,
  • CNM Connect
  • Community Center City of ABQ – Cesar Chavez
  • Community Center City of ABQ – Holiday Park
  • Deep Dive Coders
  • Department of Workforce Solutions -NM
  • El Camino Radio
  • Emerson ES
  • Explora
  • Goodwill Industries of New Mexico
  • Grant Middle School – ABC CS
  • HELP New Mexico
  • Heros walk among us
  • Hispano Chamber of Commerce
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Jemez Vocational Rehabilitation Program
  • Jobs for American Graduates (JAG)
  • Junior Achievement of New Mexico
  • Kirtland Elementary School
  • La Promesa Charter
  • Mission Graduate
  • New Mexico Dept. of Workforce Solutions
  • New Mexico Voices for Children
  • Nex+Gen Academy
  • NM Workforce Connection – Mountain Road
  • Nuestro Valores
  • Pajarito ES
  • Partnership for Community Action
  • Public Service University
  • Refugee Resettlement Program
  • Rio Grande Educational Collaborative (RGEC)
  • Robert Kennedy Charter School
  • SER Jobs for Progress
  • South Valley Economic Development Center Rio Grande Community Development
  • Southwest Educational Partners for Training (SWEPT)
  • Taylor Ranch Community Cente
  • The Unidos Project forLatino Student Success Council
  • UNM Career Services
  • UNM ENLACE
  • UNM High School Equivalency Program
  • UNM STEM-H
  • Whittier Elementary School
  • Wilson Middle School Vista program
  • Wilson MS
  • Wings for LIFE Ministry
  • Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico
  • YDI & West Mesa HS
  • YMCA

Business Partners

  • ABQ Ride
  • Adelante Development Center
  • Advanced Employment Solutions
  • Advantage Home Care
  • Albuquerque Convention Center
  • Alliance Home Health Care
  • Ambitions Consulting Group
  • American Lung Asscociation of NM
  • Animal Welfare Department
  • Apartment Association of New Mexico
  • Aviation Department
  • Bernalillo County Fire Department
  • Bernalillo County – Public Safety
  • BEST Staff, Inc
  • Boomtime
  • Brewer Oil
  • Brookline College
  • Catholic Charities
  • Delta Group Electronics, Inc.
  • Department of Municipal Development
  • Desert Paper & Envelope Company, Inc.
  • DH Foster
  • Digitech Office Equipment
  • Document Imaging of the Southwest
  • Dream Style Remodeling
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family Promise of Albuquerque
  • Farm Credit of New Mexico
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Farm Bureau Financial Service
  • First Choice Community Healthcare
  • Flying Star Transport
  • Gas Company of New Mexico
  • Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc
  • Hispano Chamber of Commerce
  • Home Care Assistance
  • Home 2 Suites
  • John Bell, CPA
  • John Q. Hammons Hotels
  • Kirkland Federal Credit Union
  • Law Offices of Lynn Perls
  • Manpower ABQ
  • Metropolitan Detention Center
  • Mission Foods
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Motel 6 #1
  • Motel 6 #2
  • Motel 6 #3
  • MVD Express
  • NanoCool
  • National American University
  • New York Life
  • Nicor Lighting
  • Partnership for Community Action
  • Payday Staffing Solutions
  • Pizza9
  • Pop-A-Lock of Albuquerque
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  • Pulakos CPAs PC
  • Quality Health Management
  • Rio Grande A Berkshire Hathaway Company
  • Rio Grande Educational Collarborative
  • Rio Grande Credit Union
  • Rosado Firm
  • Sabio Systems
  • Sandia Area Federal Credit Union
  • Securitas
  • Sierra Peaks/Marpac
  • SL Start
  • Smarter Tax Solutions LLC
  • Solid Waste Management Department
  • Staffing Solutions/ManufacturingMFG
  • Team Technologies Inc.
  • Total Management Systems, Inc.
  • Univision New Mexico Tefefutura
  • UNM Recreational Services
  • Water Authority
  • Wings for Life Ministry
  • Wonolo
  • Youth Development Inc YDI – Education, Employment & Training