Arizona@Work offering Innovative Workforce Solutions for Santa Cruz County through their 3rd Annual Santa Cruz Job Fair and Community Expo was held at the Nogales High School Ray Molera Gymnasium on Wednesday, October 12th from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This annual event helps dislocated workers, and new career job seekers connect with local employers. This year more than 100 employers were in attendance, with a variety of sectors from healthcare, education, non-profit, government, retail, transportation, and manufacturing industries. The event is held in 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. The high unemployment rate in the county has slowly decreased from 2,529 in July to 2,492 in August. 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 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.