Jobs & Economy Team Vision & Long-Term Goal:

An Arizona with a vibrant and resilient economy that is inclusive and poised to capture opportunities and provide prosperity for all Arizonans. Our long-term goal is to improve our inclusion and prosperity rankings among the top 100 metros by 20 places by 2030. Each of our team’s work ladder up to this vision and long-term goal.

Workforce Development

Bolstering workforce development, especially for Arizona’s high demand sectors

Our Workforce Development team believes that individuals with justice experience, Medicaid eligible individuals and others who face challenges finding consistent, long-term employment, can become invaluable members of our workforce with some support. The team developed a Fair Chance Employer Badge to educate and empower employers about the importance of fair chance hiring practices and how it can, while providing access to resources that support and strengthen success in second chance recruitment and retention.

The team also partners with Pipeline AZ to distribute the Fair Chance Employer Badge and make it easier for job seekers to find companies that practice fair chance hiring.

The team also helped facilitate the Education Leadership Group at Pipeline AZ. This group of education and business leaders recently came together during 2021 to discuss how they can improve the education and training opportunities for students across the state to strengthen the state’s current and future workforce.

Fair Chance Employer Badge & Resources

Employer Consensus Report: Stigmas & Employment

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