Our Mission During Crisis
We believe economic innovation is vital during uncertain times even more so than business as usual.
Right now, business isn’t usual. Thousands of Arizonans are at a loss, wondering if they’ll have jobs to go back to, or if their industry will even be the same.
Meanwhile, there’s unprecedented need for help in healthcare supporting those on the front lines, as well as industry-spanning logistics roles racing to keep up with a population in distress.
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures.
That’s why Partnership for Economic Innovation is embracing the challenge of putting a scalable systems-level solution addressing Arizona’s workforce crisis to the test.
Today, we launch Now Hiring #C19AZ, a crisis response hub powered by our existing Pipeline AZ platform, where the partnerships and technology needed to help redirect a population at scale are already in place and equipped to handle the coming influx of job seekers.
Now Hiring #C19AZ leverages Pipeline AZ’s unique skills-mapping technology and virtual hiring fair capabilities to match incoming crisis job seekers to real-time openings. It also offers free career coaching made possible through statewide partnerships to guide job seekers on pathways to future careers and any up-skilling they might need to step into roles with businesses seeking help. As dire as this time is, we are inspired by those in our community who have already shown: it’s also a good time to learn. We hope to be able to bridge this gap for people who have been let go right now—so that this forced time “on hold” can actually become the time that enables unforeseen potential.
How you can help
During these uncertain times, partners community-wide have rallied to help by aggregating job openings and online training opportunities on Now Hiring #C19AZ. You can help us spread the word by pushing the announcement on your social channels, and reaching out to friends and business partners to get them onto the platform—so that we can streamline reaching critical mass for job seekers: Job-seekers: visit Now Hiring #C19AZ for real-time immediate openings, free career coaching and to get matched with employers in virtual hiring fairs: http://c19az.com. Employers with immediate openings: add your jobs onto Now Hiring #C19AZ here or email email@example.com. Online training providers: add your program onto Now Hiring #C19AZ here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Case management organizations: join our efforts supporting crisis job seekers on Pipeline AZ here. If your group is already on Pipeline AZ, you can add additional staff here.
Together, we can build hope and resilience against an uncertain future.
About Pipeline AZ Pipeline AZ was soft-launched last year with technology partner Futures, Inc. to help Arizona job seekers imagine and attain their future careers. Through skills-mapping technology, career coaching and training programs that connect the dots between Arizona industries and educators, Pipeline AZ prepares job seekers for rewarding careers. Right now, Pipeline AZ is working to help alleviate the impact of COVID-19 by aggregating real time immediate openings and offering pathways to future careers on Now Hiring #C19AZ, connecting those affected by the crisis with industries in need. About Partnership for Economic Innovation We believe innovation’s next challenge isn’t exponential growth, it’s exponential impact. That’s why PEI is investing in community-building technology and R&D designed to make Greater Phoenix more resilient and empower individuals to take agency over change. Our mission is to transform Greater Phoenix into a top global market for innovation, fueled by world-class research centers, advanced industries and creative entrepreneurs.