Collaborating Organizations Bring IT and Cybersecurity Career Expo, Jan. 26

Through AZ Careers NOW, the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation (the Foundation) and Career Connectors are partnering to connect local IT and Cybersecurity employers to job seekers. More than ever, IT and Cybersecurity professionals are needed to protect Arizona’s digital future. This hiring event aims to match job-seekers in the IT and Cybersecurity industries with highly … [More]

CGCC Partners with City of Chandler for Paid Internships

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) has partnered with the City of Chandler to provide paid internships for CGCC students. These internships offer a wide-variety of experiences in areas such as social media marketing, information technology, the arts, administration, and more. Devon Mahon is the Career Services Internship Analyst. As an employee of the Maricopa County … [More]

Education Group Launches Solar Technician Course for Amazon Employees

StrataTech Education Group, a long-time leader in training skilled professionals, launched a new solar technician course for Amazon’s hourly employees as part of Amazon’s Career Choice program. The 10-week solar technician course is offered at The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI) and teaches photovoltaic (PV) science and an introduction to the fundamentals of solar energy, with … [More]

Governor Ducey Allocates Funding to Expand Career Training Programs

Governor Doug Ducey today announced an investment of nearly $14 million to support career training and development programs for Arizona high school students and underserved communities. “Arizona is a land of limitless opportunity,” said Governor Ducey. “We are a state where anyone can get a good education and find a quality job. This funding will cement our position as a … [More]

Two Arizona Starbucks Stores Join More Than 100 Unionized Starbucks Locations in National Strike

Workers at two Starbucks stores in Arizona will be striking in solidarity with their fellow workers across the country. They join a total of over 100 stores participating in Red Cup Rebellion, a nationwide unfair labor practice (ULP) strike demanding Starbucks fully staff all union stores and begin bargaining in good faith. Red Cup Rebellion takes place the same day as the … [More]

Arizona Students Attend the 21st Annual Construction Career Days Event

Rosendin, one of the nation’s largest employee-owned electrical contracting companies, sponsored and participated in the 21st annual Arizona Construction Career Days (AZCCD), run by the Association for Construction and Career Development, which was held on November 2 and 3, to expose more young people to the various career opportunities that the construction and contracting … [More]

State’s Largest Catering Concept to Hire Hundreds of Hospitality Professionals for Super Bowl LVII, WM Phoenix Open

Arizona-based M Culinary Concepts, the state’s largest event catering company, will hire hundreds of hospitality professionals ahead of the Valley’s bustling events season, including Super Bowl LVII-related events and the WM Phoenix Open. M Culinary Concepts will hire for front-of-house, back-of-house, warehouse/facilities, transportation, and cafe support. Permanent full- … [More]

Workforce Initiative to Receive $100,000 from Pulliam Charitable Trust

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust approved a $100,000 grant to the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation (the Foundation) to expand their education initiative, ElevateEdAZ. The Foundation launched the education initiative in March 2020 and has since partnered with 10 schools throughout the Greater Phoenix region. ElevateEdAZ impacts over 20,000 students and teachers per year … [More]

Arizona Awarded $15M to Connect Dislocated Workers to Jobs

New resources are being made available to help long-term unemployed individuals, dislocated workers, and workers impacted by the pandemic. Through a federal grant, workers will have access to skills training, career pathways, and job opportunities. The Department of Labor awarded the $15 million grant to Arizona Quality Jobs, Equity, Strategy, and Training (QUEST), a … [More]

Facilities Management Org. Builds Career Paths for Next Generation Workforce

For an industry to grow and continue to be relevant and remain a part of the greater business community, it must attract, educate, and retain young professionals. Through its Young Professionals group and robust student chapter, the Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA, the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, … [More]

Car Sales Co. to Hire 150 Employees for Reconditioning Centers Nationwide

As the largest privately owned car sales and finance company, DriveTime is shifting into high gear, and is looking for new employees to come along for the ride. DriveTime's tire tracks are uncovering new territory as they rev up to hire 150 new employees nationwide. DriveTime is looking to hire for their Reconditioning Centers across the country. Enjoy … [More]

Partnership Shows the Effects of Prison Education and the Transformative Power of a Second Chance

Building and sustaining a strong pipeline of talent requires heavier investments in education, upskilling, and career development. And in today's job market, it also requires business leaders to evolve their thinking and expand workforce strategies to include individuals who have historically been excluded from job consideration, specifically men and women with a criminal … [More]

Program Makes Way for New Wave of Projects to Be Filmed in Arizona

As Arizona continues to attract major film production opportunities to the state, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) has partnered with the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre at Scottsdale Community College (SCC) to train local talent to fill openings as production assistants. The inaugural Production Assistant Certification program will run Oct. 3-7, 2022. Arizona’s film … [More]

ASU Selects Partner for Hands-On Cybersecurity Simulation Workforce Training Accelerator

Cloud Range announced that Arizona State University (ASU) and AZNext have selected its immersive cyber range and cybersecurity simulation training solution to be incorporated into the workforce development accelerator partnership. Led by ASU, AZNext is funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration to address the acute need … [More]

Inaugural Fair Chance Employment Symposium Lands Major Sponsor

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has been announced as the title sponsor of the inaugural Fair Chance Employment Symposium, hosted by Arouet Foundation, a community-based nonprofit helping companies across Arizona implement inclusive hiring practices to overcome a grave labor shortage. The Symposium will be in the Aztec Room of the historic Arizona Biltmore from 7:30 a.m. to noon, … [More]

Career Development Platform Becoming Hub to Connect Job Seekers with Employment

Pipeline AZ, an Arizona career development and job skills exploration platform, is celebrating the milestone of surpassing 50,000 registered users. Pipeline AZ users have been able to use the platform’s skills mapping technology to help job seekers begin a new path, level-up in their existing careers, explore work or work-based learning opportunities, and discover new passions … [More]

ASU Launches Apprenticeship Program for Aspiring IT Professionals

Arizona State University, recognized nationally as America's most innovative school, has launched a new apprenticeship program for aspiring information technology (IT) professionals in collaboration with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and CompTIA. Arizona State University is the latest organization to join CompTIA Apprenticeships for Tech, a … [More]

Phoenix & Maricopa Community Colleges Launch New Partnership Program to Kick-Start Workforce Development

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Dr. Steven R. Gonzales, Interim Chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges announced the official launch of a new partnership called “Route to Relief.” The new program, supported by the City’s federal pandemic relief dollars, provides free tuition, monthly stipends and employment assistance in eligible programs across the 10 Maricopa Community … [More]

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