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Maricopa County partners with Tempe to expand workforce support services

Oct 24, 2023, 8:30 PM

Maricopa County recently approved an agreement with Tempe to expand workforce development services ...

Maricopa County recently approved an agreement with Tempe to expand workforce development services in the East Valley city. (Pexels Photo)

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PHOENIX —  Maricopa County recently approved an agreement with Tempe to expand workforce development services in the East Valley city.

A business service representative will be stationed at the Tempe Public Library, adding to a previous collaboration that housed a workforce development coordinator in Tempe who worked with career seekers.

“Engaging the local business community is a great expansion to this proven program,” Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Jack Sellers said in a press release.

“Employers in and around Tempe can call upon the business service representative to help them match with top local talent and hold hiring fairs to find career seekers who are the best fit for their business.”

The cost of the representative will be shared equally between the city and county. The partnership will remain through at least June 2026.

Maricopa County has workforce development satellite locations in eight other cities, including Mesa, Scottsdale and Surprise.

The county said it has helped more than 11,000 people search for their next career since July 2022.

“We have seen tremendous success through this model where we bring a proven workforce development program into a well-known, local community gathering space,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman said in the release.

“By working together in this way with cities and towns, we’re successfully connecting local employers to people who are in the area and actively searching for their next career opportunity.”

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Maricopa County partners with Tempe to expand workforce support services