“In Phoenix, we got creative and focused on coming up with new ways for employers and job seekers to connect…. This innovative approach holds great promise for getting Phoenicians into good jobs, and we hope that it can serve as a model for communities around the world to better support individuals and families.” Mayor Kate Gallego
Creating a mobile resource for job seekers
Job postings have increased by 30 percent in Phoenix, yet the city is also experiencing an increase in unemployment, with nearly 200,000 residents filing unemployment claims since the outset of the pandemic. To bridge the divide between jobseekers and potential employers, the city is deploying “Career Mobility Units” that provide targeted support to job seekers where they live—including trainings, interview opportunities, translation services, and connections to employers ready to hire them on the spot.