May 9, 2013
The city of Phoenix today opened the Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center at 302 N. First Ave.
The 12,500-square-foot center with classroom-style training rooms and a computer lab will be a primary resource for businesses to locate, expand and grow in the city of Phoenix.
“One of the best ways Phoenix can create new jobs is to support its existing employers,” said Mayor Greg Stanton. “This innovative center places Phoenix at the national forefront for training or retraining individuals to meet the workforce demands of businesses.”
Phoenix integrated Economic Development and Workforce Development programs to provide high-value added services including talent acquisition, training and development, and business solutions.
“The old standard of workforce preparation to serve our business community is rapidly changing in this recovering economy,” said City Manager David Cavazos. “Like our business community, we had to diversify, adapt to economic conditions and think like entrepreneurs. From that we created the Phoenix Business Workforce Development Center and found an innovative way to work with businesses poised to hire, retain and train the workforce of today’s market.”
The staff at the center will provide job postings on azjobconnection.gov; screen candidates and review resumes; organize hiring events; create partnerships with educational and program resources; customize workshops and assessments for job seekers; offer employer seminars and workshops; share links to economic development resources and coordinate space for business and workforce development events at no cost to businesses.
For more information, call 602-256-3147.
Sina Matthes 602-534-6648