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, and Central New Mexico Community College (the state’s largest) 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.

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


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
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
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 High School Equivalency Program
Whittier Elementary School
Wilson Middle School Vista program
Wilson MS
Wings for LIFE Ministry
Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico
YDI & West Mesa HS


    ABQ Ride
    Adelante Development Center
    Advanced Employment Solutions
    Advantage Home Care
    Albuquerque Convention Center
    Alliance Home Health Care
    Ambitions Consulting Group
    American Lung Association of NM
    Animal Welfare Department
    Apartment Association of New Mexico
    Aviation Department
    Bernalillo County Fire Department
    Bernalillo County – Public Safety
    BEST Staff, Inc
    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
    National American University
    New York Life
    Nicor Lighting
    Partnership for Community Action
    Payday Staffing Solutions
    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
    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
    Youth Development Inc YDI – Education, Employment & Training