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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

I am an unemployed or underemployed Arizona resident. How can Connect to Work AZ help me?

Connect to Work AZ offers unemployed and underemployed talent in the Greater Phoenix area access to quality jobs and career pathway programs – all at no cost. Job seekers can apply to Connect to Work AZ  to  learn about available openings with our employer partners and if qualified, be referred for hiring consideration. We look forward to helping you get back to work! Please contact us at if you have additional questions.

Do I have to pay to use Connect to Work AZ services?

No—it is free for job seekers!

What requirements must I meet for Connect to Work AZ to work with me?

We work with candidates who are currently unemployed or underemployed, live in Maricopa County, Arizona, and have a legal right to work in the United States.

What is underemployment?

Being underemployed can take different forms and have different meanings. To use Connect to Work AZ as an underemployed candidate, you must be one of the following: working under 32 hours a week, working in a contract or temporary role with a defined end date, or working in a role outside your area of expertise.

Are you a temp agency?

No, our goal is to get you hired directly at one of our committed corporate partners. We are a nonprofit that works with companies committed to hiring diverse talent. The end result impacting career growth for individuals and economic mobility for families and communities.

Why would I apply through Connect to Work AZ’s website if I can apply directly to the same job on the hiring company’s website?

Connect to Work AZ support and helps you throughout the application, interview, and hiring process—and we connect you directly with our hiring partners. Our team interviews all qualified candidates, and if you move forward, our recruiters help prepare you for future interviews and the job experience.

Why do I have to interview with a Connect to Work AZ staff member and with the employer?

This process allows our team to prepare candidates for their interview with a company and increases their chances of getting hired. Our hiring partners also rely on us to provide the most qualified candidates possible for their roles. To ensure their standards are met, the Connect to Work AZ team meets with every job seeker before referring them to an employer partner.

Is there a limit to the number of roles I can apply to?

No, you can apply to all the roles that interest you and that you qualify for.

Does Connect to Work AZ guarantee job placement?

While we try our best to place as many job seekers as possible, we cannot guarantee job placement. Our hiring partners make all final hiring decisions for their available positions.

Why does Connect to Work AZ require resident documentation?

Connect to Work AZ is a nonprofit organization, and we must follow certain criteria to comply with our grant funding. To ensure we’re fulfilling our obligation to our hiring partners and donors, we request documentation from all job seekers working with us. We value your privacy and security and do not share your information with third party organizations.

Do I have to upload a resume every time I want to apply to a new position?

No. Once you’ve created a profile and uploaded a resume, that information remains attached to the positions you apply for. We encourage you to update that profile as you add items to your resume or if your contact information changes.

What industries does Connect to Work AZ currently serve?

Currently we work with employers in financial services and healthcare. These are two of the largest industries in the region with good paying jobs with benefits and career advancement options. Over time we anticipate adding more employers and industries.

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