Each September, state workforce agencies recognize the contributions of workforce professionals and highlight events and initiatives that support job seekers and employers. Now more than ever, their work is integral to the well-being of our communities, and with their support, we can return stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic.
ARIZONA @ WORK provides no-cost, access-from-home employment services to help Arizona’s workforce return stronger. Here are a few workforce readiness services employment specialists can provide job seekers during this virtual day and age.
Job Assessment: Let an ARZONA @ WORK employment specialist help you assess your interests and skills to identify career options in a field that’s right for you.
Job Market Trends: Learn about Arizona’s in-demand occupations to determine if the career you seek has vacancies in your community. Also, utilize our labor market information to get an idea of which industries are expected to grow in Arizona, their average pay, and more.
Skills Development: ARIZONA @ WORK employment specialists can help you develop the hard and soft workforce skills needed to obtain a great career. Hard skills development may improve abilities including typing, building, and using equipment, while soft skills focus on the intangible abilities related to effective performance.
Training: Do you need additional training, education, or a certification to land your dream job? ARIZONA @ WORK can connect you to the resources you need, and you may also qualify to have any associated costs covered for you. Employment specialists can also help you identify if a Registered Apprenticeship—where you can earn an income while you train on-the-job—is a good option for you.
Job Search: ARIZONA @ WORK employment specialists can help you create a digital resume and search for jobs on Arizona’s largest jobs database, the Arizona Job Connection (AJC) website. Search thousands of job vacancies on AJC and get matched with hiring employers in your field of interest.
Resume and Interview Assistance: Creating an effective resume and going on job interviews can be overwhelming endeavors. Let ARIZONA @ WORK help you impress hiring employers by preparing the type of resume that employers seek and learning the skills needed to ace your job interviews.
Specialized Services for Veterans: ARIZONA @ WORK understands the barriers that many veterans face when reentering the civilian workforce and has designated staff on hand to ease this transition. Our veterans staff can help service members translate their military experience into the civilian language that employers look for, remove barriers that might be interfering with employment, cover workforce-related expenses, and more.
Vocational Rehabilitation: The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program supports job seekers with disabilities in reaching their employment goals. Job seekers with mental (including mental illness and learning disabilities) or physical impairments may qualify for VR assistance.
ARIZONA @ WORK can help you obtain the job that’s right for you. To learn more, please visit www.ARIZONAatWORK.com.
Note: ARIZONA @ WORK offices are operating mostly in a virtual setting due to COVID-19, and this is the recommended method of seeking employment services.
By Jillian Seamans