In 2017, the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) and the Arizona Department of Corrections Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) partnered to bring comprehensive support services to inmates and individuals on parole to provide them a real second chance to achieve success within their communities after release from prison. Since the inception of this partnership, thousands of individuals have received reentry services provided through Second Chance Centers, Community-Based Reentry Centers, Parole Offices and DES and ARIZONA@WORK offices throughout the state.
ARIZONA@WORK prepares reentry job seekers for Arizona’s workforce through pre- and post-release workforce readiness preparation that includes soft and hard skills development, vocational training, interview, and resume preparation, job training and more.
Hiring job-ready individuals who complete our integrated workforce program is a great opportunity to fill your vacant positions with dependable workers. There is no cost, and providing employment opportunities offers reentry job seekers a chance to contribute to their communities and be loyal and hard-working members of your team.
Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable modification based on language or disability should submit a request as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the modification. The process for requesting a reasonable modification can be found at Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Modification.