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Top Resources to Meet Your Company’s Hiring Needs

Searching for Talent
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had vastly different effects on different industries.

While many employers in the hospitality and food service industries have had to furlough staff, employers in healthcare, distribution, and essential retail have found themselves having to quickly hire thousands to meet increased demand. 

If your organization is in need of hiring large numbers of employees quickly, then this is the blog for you! Check out the list below for some of the best local resources to help you meet your hiring needs. This list is certainly not exhaustive, but we hope that it provides a great start!

ARIZONA@WORK

ARIZONA@WORK is a statewide workforce development network that helps employers of all sizes and types recruit, develop and retain the best employees for their needs. They offer numerous services for job seekers and employers alike including recruiting resources, employee training programs, workforce reduction support, and Arizona’s largest jobs database: Arizona Job Connection

Unlike other online job posting sites, Arizona Job Connection is free and creating an account is easy with approvals in less than 72 hours. Once you create your employer account, you can post your job openings, save searches and resumes, receive email updates when new job seekers who match your criteria are added, and more! Currently, the site boasts nearly 30,000 resumes posted, which means there’s a great chance of you finding candidates that match your open positions. 

BestCompaniesAZ

BestCompaniesAZ specializes in helping corporate clients and community partners develop, strengthen and market their unique employer brands on a regional and national level. They help you promote your employer brand and job opportunities through a customized company profile, blog posts, social media, email marketing, events, and more. They’ve also recently launched a “Hiring Companies in Arizona During COVID-19” page as a way to connect job seekers to employers seeking immediate hires. Employers featured on this page have the opportunity to share the types of job openings available as well as a link to their jobs website. BestCompaniesAZ also has a helpful Employer Resources page that includes resources for small businesses, an employer preparedness toolkit, and more.

Digital Alumni Recruiting

As part of the Maricopa Community Colleges, we are uniquely positioned to connect employers like you with thousands of our qualified alumni. After hearing from many of our employer partners that they needed easy access to more talent, we developed a recruiting solution: Digital Alumni Recruiting. Our customizable Digital Alumni Recruiting packages include a dedicated landing page that highlights the benefits of a career with your company that will resonate most with our alumni, paid and organic social media posts, email marketing to alumni lists, and more. To assist frontline employers during the pandemic, we are offering a portion of these services to employers in these critical industries at no cost for a limited time. For more details, email us at info@maricopacorporate.com

Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona

Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona’s employer opportunities are designed to help you, as an employer, find the right candidates for the jobs you need filled. With their no-cost career services available to the public, they have an inventory of job seekers from different backgrounds, training levels, and skillsets. They interview each candidate who comes through their doors and then works to match you with job seekers who are the best fit for open positions. 

Through Goodwill, you’ll also have access to a database of potential employees and opportunities to participate in career fairs and hiring events. Since the start of the pandemic, Goodwill has transitioned many of its services to a virtual format, including their career fairs. On April 29, they hosted a virtual career fair that attracted more than 200 candidates! To learn more about partnering with Goodwill, check out their Employment Partnership page.

Maricopa CareerLink

Maricopa CareerLink is a free online career management tool provided by the Maricopa Community Colleges that is intended to connect Maricopa students, alumni, and members of the community to hiring employers like you! The platform allows you to easily post job and internship opportunities, participate in career events, schedule interview with candidates, and more. Like Goodwill, Maricopa CareerLink also recently hosted a virtual career fair and plans to continue to support employers and job seekers with virtual events throughout the pandemic.

PipelineAZ

PipelineAZ is not just another job board; it’s an opportunity ecosystem leveraging technology that empowers people to make fulfilling career choices. The easy-to-navigate platform allows you to add unlimited job postings and highlight your company with a robust company profile. Your jobs are then automatically matched and pushes to the candidates that meet your requirements. After 2 years of configuration and coordination with schools and workforce organizations, PipelineAZ is ready to meet your recruiting needs!

Have another resource that you think we should add? Email us at info@maricopacorporate.com or reach out to us on our social media channels (@mcorcollege)!

Looking for other resources for pivoting your organization during the COVID-19 pandemic? Check out our COVID-19 Employer Resource Guide!

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