PHOENIX — Big name companies in the state are offering big-time benefits to bring job seekers into the workforce.
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Amazon is one of those companies that has hundreds of opportunities today and more to come in the near future.
They just announced an expansion plan to their technology hubs and that includes the Phoenix-area.
The company says this means 500 new jobs for Arizona. That is on top of the 150 jobs they still need to fill currently. To look at current openings with Amazon, click here.
"We have anything from in the field and in the office," said City of Phoenix Water Department's Public Information Officer Athena Sanchez about their new job openings.
Sanchez said they are looking to hire 40 people. She actually calls them 'water heroes.'
"In your community, you have hospitals, you have restaurants, you have all kinds of things that are running every single day and they can't operate without us," Sanchez explained. "That's something to be really proud of and... you don't get a job like that every single day. So, if you come and work for water, you can wear that badge of honor with us."
Positions and pay vary based on your experience level. Job seekers can expect health benefits and retirement benefits if you land a new gig with the city.
"Opening September 7, we're hiring... a significant number of positions for our Utility Technician Trainee program," Sanchez said. "Which is actually an entry-level position where you go out and service our pipes."
On top of the current openings, that announcement means there are more opportunities to come. Sanchez tells ABC15 Arizona, they will pay and train new hires as they start a new career path.
"Us being able to hire and bring people in during a time where so many people are worried about their next paycheck is very... it's something that's humbling for us," Sanchez said.
To look at current openings and to apply for the Utility Technician Trainee program that begins next month, click here.
Another company offering paid training and plenty of job openings is State Farm.
"We're looking to fill over 100 openings at our Tempe Town Lake location in third quarter alone," said Talent Brand Specialist Danielle Trubac.
Trubac said they have part-time, full-time, and bilingual customer service spots open for job seekers now.
"In Tempe, we have everything from entry-level to very experienced candidates in a variety of departments right here," Trubac said.
To look at the open positions, click here.
A national company, with ties in Scottsdale, is looking to fill a variety of positions to help online colleges keep up with demand.
National Education Partners has openings that also vary depending on experience level. Some call for customer service backgrounds, so if you have worked in hospitality or retail, think about highlighting that on a resume to make a successful career transition.
To look over their job opportunities, click here.
Finally, Piedmont Airlines is looking to fill over 100 positions for airline ramp agents with both part-time and full-time opportunities taking flight.
They will be holding a hiring event on Saturday, August 22 and will be conducting on the spot interviews from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the American Airlines Flight Center at 1950 E. Buckeye Road in Phoenix.
Masks are required and those looking for a job will be asked to complete a temperature check before entering.
The company suggests filling out an application prior to the event. Click here to start the process.