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Pipeline AZ Partners with Arizona Office of Tourism, Arizona@Work for Hospitality Hiring Event

PHOENIX, AZ. (June 14, 2021) The Arizona Office of Tourism is partnering with career development organizations Pipeline AZ and ARIZONA@WORK to launch a new initiative connecting job-seekers with thousands of career opportunities available right now across Arizona’s tourism and hospitality industry. This workforce development effort comes at a critical time, as people across the country are planning and taking vacations during the summer travel season. Recent data shows 90 percent of travelers have travel plans in the next six months which is the highest percentage since the start of the pandemic, according to Longwoods International.

“It’s clear that strong demand has returned for Arizona vacations. Currently, many of our hotels and resorts aren’t able to fill to capacity because of staffing challenges,” said Debbie Johnson, director of the Arizona Office of Tourism. “Our new tourism and hospitality workforce development efforts are designed to fill that gap.”

The partnership will kick off with an Arizona Tourism Virtual Hiring Event on Wednesday, June 23. Job seekers can get information on hiring, benefits packages and potential hiring bonuses from participating employers including Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Xanterra and the Salt River Indian Community’s Talking Stick Entertainment District. “The great news is that people are coming to enjoy all the great attractions in the Talking Stick Entertainment District,” said Blessing McAnlis-Vasquez from the Salt River Indian Community. “Fortunately, increased visitors also creates more jobs, so participating in this event is a perfect way to help promote our positions available now.”

Employers can register to be matched with eligible candidates and job seekers can register to participate in the June 23 event at The site also provides a wide variety of resources all in one place such as connecting people to open jobs, skills assessments, help with resumes and interviews.

“We’re pleased to be part of this effort to help Arizona’s tourism and hospitality industry recover from the pandemic by connecting qualified job-seekers with custom-matched career opportunities through the Pipeline AZ platform,” said Mary Foote, Director of Pipeline AZ, an initiative of the Partnership for Economic Innovation. “Creating a Job Seeker profile and registering for the upcoming virtual hiring event is a great way to learn more about possible tourism and hospitality career paths.”

Thousands of jobs are available right now, from management and sales positions to concierge, valet, front-desk managers, housekeeping, maintenance and food prep positions. Pipeline AZ connects the entire workforce ecosystem, serving the needs of hospitality and tourism businesses, job seekers, educators and workforce organizations simultaneously through its platform. “As one of the hardest-hit during the pandemic, Arizona’s tourism and hospitality industry continues to work toward recovery, with rehiring workers being a top priority,” Johnson added.

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