Mesa opens workforce center to accommodate job seekers and area employers
The city of Mesa hopes its new workforce center will serve as a one-stop shop for job seekers and develop a pipeline for employers in need of workers in the East Valley.
The workforce center, which was bought forward by a partnership between Mesa, A New Leaf Workforce Services and Maricopa County Arizona@Work, had its grand opening on Dec. 8. It is located on the second floor of a 4,700-square-foot space at 635 E. Broadway Road in Mesa in the MesaCAN building with a team of six staffers.
Erin Romaine, an executive management assistant with the city of Mesa, said the center provides such services as registration with AZ Job Connection to match job seekers’ profiles with job postings throughout the state for new careers or those looking to re-enter the job market. Job seekers can also work on resume building, mock interviews and exploring additional education through certificates and apprenticeships.
“We like to focus on matching [job seekers] up with career opportunities that are high wage with opportunities for growth and that are sustainable in the economy,” Romaine said.