Getting back to work: Resources for job seekers

Posted at 11:06 AM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 08:29:56-04

Gov. Doug Ducey recently rescinded a waiver on the job-seeking requirement for those receiving unemployment benefits.

Starting the week of May 23, Arizonans receiving UI payments will have to prove they've been actively looking for work in order to continue receiving benefits from the Arizona Department of Economic Security.

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So who's hiring? What resources are available to job seekers in Pima County? Here's where to get started, as listed on Pima County's website:

  • Pima Works: The Pima County One-Stop, a division of the Community & Workforce Development Department, boosts the local economy by delivering a wide range of career advancement opportunities to individuals, while offering extensive services to the business community. Try their dislocated worker hotline to start: 520-724-5735.
  • Pima County One-Stop Job Board: Listings of job postings from Pima County companies, as updated monthly by Pima County One-Stop.
  • Arizona Hospitality Workforce Connection: Listing of hospitality jobs and suggestions of employers urgently seeking those skills.
  • AZRetailCareers: Retail workers can find job openings, skills training and educational opportunities.
  • Pipeline AZ: Search for jobs in the Tucson area and throughout the state.
  • Upload your resume and search for jobs with the federal government.
  • KGUN 9 Job Search: A listing of jobs available in southern Arizona, powered by Indeed.

Here are the latest KGUN 9 stories on jobs needed and businesses hiring in Arizona:

  • In need of workers, businesses hold national hiring days ahead of summer -- Huge hiring sprees before the summer rush is nothing new, but the events have taken on new urgency in 2021. McDonald's, Chipotle and Taco Bell held large hiring day events last month to bring thousands of new employees on board. In May, several more businesses will do the same.
  • Amphitheater holding transportation job fairs in May -- The Amphitheater Transportation Department is holding pop-up job fairs at various schools from May 3 through May 14.
  • TUSD in 'dire' need of subs -- Only half the TUSD subs are working on a regular basis, which is putting a strain on the schools each day. Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo explained that there's enough in the sub pool, meaning signed up and cleared to work, but many are just turning jobs down.