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City of Phoenix Veterans Initiative


This year, my colleagues on the City Council and I passed the H.E.R.O. Initiative, a program designed to address the high unemployment rate among veterans. As part of the initiative, the city is working with a broad coalition of community stakeholders and employers to host “H.E.R.O. Hiring Events.”

These events are much different than typical job fairs. They are smaller, more personal and our team does extensive groundwork in advance of the events to “pre-match” veteran job seekers and employers to ensure greater job placement. Also, prior to each hiring event, we offer a series of free workshops for veterans to assist with resume translation from military language to civilian, interview skills, and general career readiness.

If you are a veteran, looking for employment, you have come to the right place! Please see below for a listing of hiring events and resume workshops. Register today!

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton

Attention Veterans
H.E.R.O. Hiring Event:

Customer Service, Warehouse, Transportation and Logistics

Tuesday, April 29

* After pre-matching is complete, you will receive an email with the time and location of the event.

We will pre-match you to job opportunities based on your skills and experience.

Only employers with current job openings will be in attendance.

To be pre-matched, please complete the following steps:
1.  Visit AZ Job Connection
2.  Click on jobseeker
3.  Create/complete a job seeker PLUS account
4.  Create a resume - be sure to name resume HERO2014
5.  After completing these steps, send an email with subject line HERO2014 to: phoenix.business.center@phoenix.gov
(The email should include -- your first and last name, and a phone number.)

To obtain assistance with AZ Job Connection, visit any of our One-Stop Career Centers.  Each One-Stop Center has a representative to assist veterans with resource and employment information:

Phoenix Workforce Connection - North
9801 N. Seventh St.
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Phoenix Workforce Connection - West
3406 N. 51st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85031

Affiliate Site:
Phoenix Workforce Connection - South
4732 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85040