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Employment Resources


The following list contains resources available to help individuals who are unemployed or looking to pursue new opportunities.  Job seekers are encouraged to discuss program eligibility guidelines with the appropriate program. 

Job Search Resources at Paradise Valley Community College -
Career & Employment Services offers workshops for job seekers, including resume writing, interviewing skills, job search strategies and online job search techniques.  Individual appointments are also available and employment questions and resume reviews can be directed by calling PVCC Career Services at 602-787-7073.

Maricopa CareerLink - Online Job Postings -
The Maricopa CareerLink is an online job board for students and community members of the Maricopa Community Colleges. Job seekers can find part-time and full-time opportunities that may not be on other job boards. Only Maricopa Community College students enrolled in Maricopa certificate or degree programs (must complete 12 degree related credits) and meeting employer requirements may qualify for paid or unpaid internships.

Maricopa Community College District - Find A Career That Works -

The Maricopa Community Colleges comprise 10 colleges, 2 skill centers and numerous education centers dedicated to educational excellence and to meeting the needs of businesses and the citizens of Maricopa County. Each college is individually accredited, yet part of a larger system — the Maricopa County Community College District.

The District is one of the largest higher education systems in the world and the largest provider of health care workers and job training in Arizona — a major resource for business and industry and for individuals seeking education and job training.

Whether just out of high school, beginning or re-entering college or seeking lifelong education, you will find that the Maricopa Community Colleges offer a wide range of opportunities. The colleges offer approximately 1,000 occupational programs (degrees and certificates), and 37 academic associate degrees, and a total of 10,254 courses.

Arizona Workforce Connections
Arizona Workforce Connections provides services to job seekers through a “One-Stop” system. Job seekers can meet with representatives from Job Services, Veterans’ Services, Vocational Rehabilitation and other state and federal programs. Programs may be available to help workers who were laid off pay for short-term occupational retraining at community colleges.

The following is a comprehensive One-Stop Center in our community:
Maricopa Workforce Connections, 1840 North 95th Ave, Suite 160, Phoenix, Arizona 85037 - 602-372-4200 or
Phoenix Workforce Connections (North), 9801 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020 - 602-861-0208

Job Search Resources has a variety of blogs, job search videos, employer profiles and job postings so job seekers can keep up-to-date on the latest trends in the Phoenix area, as well as improve their job search skills.

Unemployment Benefits -
Unemployment benefits replace part of the income workers lose when they become unemployed. It is a benefit available to workers out of work through no fault of their own. Each situation is different, so unemployed individuals are encouraged to seek additional information online. Phoenix phone numbers are: 602-364-2722 . All other areas, use the toll-free number 1-877-600-2722. Deaf/hearing impaired callers may reach a representative by calling the toll free TDD number 1-877-877-6226. You are strongly encouraged to apply online, since the telephone wait time can be extremely long.

AARP Work Search - 
The AARP Foundation has a broad array of services to help older workers find more meaningful employment. In addition to providing access to skills assessment and training (40+), the AARP Foundation can even connect qualified individuals with on-the-job training at companies that value your experience and dedication.

Arizona Coalition for Military Families -
The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is a public/private partnership focused on building Arizona’s statewide capacity to serve and support all service members, veterans and their families. The Coalition works to foster cross-sector collaboration between the military, government and community.