Arizona@Work hosted their 4th Annual Santa Cruz Job Fair and Community Expo at the Nogales High School Ray Molera Gymnasium on Wednesday, October 11th from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This annual event helps dislocated workers, and new career job seekers connect with local employers in Santa Cruz County. This year a total of 786 people participated in the job fair with more than 109 employers were in attendance. The job fair included a variety of sectors from healthcare, education, non-profit, government, retail, transportation, and manufacturing industries.
“We were very happy with the outcome. It was a very successful event. Our goal is to meet the needs of the community,” said Mauricio Chavez, WIOA Director. The event is held during the month of October to help employers find the workforce they need for their peak season. Santa Cruz County has the second highest unemployment rate in the state. This was an opportunity for potential employees to meet with employers and learn a bit more about the local businesses in the area. Santa Cruz County has a high unemployment rate of 7.2% in comparison to the national unemployment rate. This is a big challenge for our local government. Our local government is responsible for bringing in new businesses to the area. The Arizona@ Work in Santa Cruz County currently works in collaboration with the Santa Cruz County.
The Arizona@Work not only hosts this annual event but also provides an array of services to the community. For more information on how the Arizona@Work can help you contact them at: (520) 375-7670 or visit the office at: 610 N. Morley Avenue, Nogales, AZ.