Career and Workforce Information

Public Workforce Initiatives

A primary focus of the Workforce Development department is to ensure that the Greater Phoenix economy has a skilled labor pool to meet existing and future workforce needs. To this end, the department maintains active partnerships with the Phoenix Workforce Connection and Maricopa Workforce Connections one-stop career centers by coordinating college/skill center activities and providing representation on the Local Workforce Investment Boards. These boards plan and oversee the local workforce system including activities such as:

  • Identifying providers of training services.
  • Monitoring system performance against established performance measures.
  • Negotiating local performance measures with the state board and the Governor.
  • Helping develop the labor market information system.

If you are an individual exploring new career options or a business looking to hire or train employees, the Greater Phoenix one-stop career centers can help with services available to all residents including:

  • Career Services - Advisement, resume preparation, job readiness workshops, financial aid, and unemployment insurance information.
  • Business Services – Matching qualified workers with job postings, job fairs, tax credits, and customized employee training.
  • Youth Services – Career counseling, work readiness, internships, mentorships, skills training.
  • Veterans Services – Job placement, occupational skills training, tutoring, and supportive services for veteran families.

Career Services at the Maricopa Community Colleges

The Maricopa Community Colleges provide resources to students, businesses, and community members searching for career and labor market information.

Each of our colleges has a career center staffed with personnel who are dedicated to providing the support and resources to assist individuals with career exploration and employment opportunities, or businesses searching for employees, interns, and customizable training services.

Visit individual centers by clicking below (click here for a district map):
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Estrella Mountain Community College
GateWay Community College
Glendale Community College
Mesa Community College
Paradise Valley Community College
Phoenix College
Rio Salado College
Scottsdale Community College
South Mountain Community College
Maricopa Skill Center
SouthWest Skill Center

Additional Resources

Maricopa Career Guide
A starting point to explore the wide range of degree and certificate career options available at the Maricopa Community Colleges.

AZ Job Connection
A free service of the Arizona Department of Economic Security, AZ Job Connection is an online resource for job seekers searching for new jobs, career information, education and training, and upcoming job fairs. AZ Job Connection allows users to perform and save job searches, build and post an online resume, create a personal profile, and receive email updates.

Maricopa Career Network
The Maricopa Career Network is a free job board offered through a partnership between the Maricopa Community Colleges and In addition to services for job seekers such as posting online resumes, the Career Network allows employers to post job opportunities.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
A publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is the nation's primary source of occupational information for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

America's Job Bank
Job seekers can post their resume, search for job openings automatically, and find their dream job fast.

America's Job Exchange
An online job board specializing in diversity recruiting. A national recruiting center for thousands of companies, and a career management destination for the people who want to work for them.

Career Builder
Provides employers, recruiters, and job seekers with a best-of-breed online and print recruitment resource through and the nation's top three newspaper companies: Gannett Co. Inc., Knight Ridder, and Tribune Company.

Federal Student Aid
The U.S. Department of Education offers a variety of student financial aid programs. This site offers eligibility information and an online application.

Jobs at the Maricopa Community Colleges
If you are interested in working for the Maricopa Community Colleges, please visit our Human Resources Division for job openings and information on how to apply. (in development)
A resource for information about programs and degrees available at the Maricopa Community Colleges in hot career areas. Take a career interest quiz, learn about financial aid availability, and request a free career and enrollment guide.

Industry/Occupational Employment, Wages, and Projections
Wage and employment projection data for Maricopa county by occupation and priority industry sector. Data are also available for fast-growing occupations.

Other Useful Links

Job Seekers/Career Services:
City of Phoenix Job Seekers
City of Phoenix Training Opportunities
U.S. Department of Labor Job Seeker Resources
Maricopa County Career Seekers

Youth Services:
City of Phoenix
Maricopa County

Veterans Services:
U.S. Department of Labor
Arizona Department of Economic Security
Maricopa County
MCCCD Veterans Services


Public Workforce System

There are four comprehensive one-stop career centers and affiliate sites in the Greater Phoenix region. Two are operated by the City of Phoenix, and two by Maricopa County.

Maricopa Workforce Connections:

Gilbert Career Center
735 North Gilbert Road Suite #134
Gilbert, AZ 85234

West Valley Career Center
1840 North 95th Avenue Suite #160
Phoenix, AZ 85037

Phoenix Workforce Connection:

3406 North 51st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85031

9801 North 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020

South (affiliate site)
4732 South Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85040


Workforce Development is a division of Academic and Student Affairs, Workforce Development, and Strategic Planning and Research
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