Business Services

The Pima County One-Stop helps businesses recruit and retain qualified employees at all skill levels. The One-Stop provides employers with a single point of contact to connect with hundreds of community programs, private and public training colleges, federal and local grant funds, as well as thousands of local job applicants. The One-Stop Business Services Team:
  • One StopServes as a One-Stop system connecting employers to services, resources and programs available in the community to assist workers and/or training participants.
  • Provides information to employers on economic development programs and assists them in taking advantage of applicable incentives and tax credits.
  • Develop On-the-Job Training (OJT) as a structured work-based program directly with the employer to teach the skills required for a particular occupation required by the company. This approach combines instruction with work experience in the target occupation or a related position. Eligible businesses can receive up to 50% in wage reimbursements for selected positions, based on certain criteria. 
  • Provides outplacement services and other strategies to respond to layoffs and plant closures as well as special assistance to companies exploring alternatives to a layoff.

One-Stop Business Services

Does your business have specific needs? We are assessing workforce skills through various industry sectors and technologies.

The key to successfully identifying training programs and educational opportunities for your employees depends on your involvement. Join industry partners in taking a step to support local workforce development and training by providing your input. A trained workforce is vital; it not only impacts your bottom line, but enhances your competitiveness, and your eligibility for contracts. Contact Business Services Team at to make sure that your group is included.


Every week Pima County One-Stop holds recruitment events that allow employers to meet prospective job candidates in a more relaxed and personal setting than the typical job fair. The events range from two to four hours and may feature one or more employers. Once scheduled, the event is noticed to approximately 10,000 job seekers who are active in the One-Stop system. Graduates from related training programs are contacted by our staff to encourage their attendance.
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How it works

  1. Complete the brief interest form below.
  2. Our Recruitment Specialist will contact you by phone or e-mail to choose a date and location that is convenient for you.
  3. Job seekers are instructed to bring their resume and be ready to network or interview.
  4. Come to the event at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time to set up.
  5. Stay to the end of the scheduled event.
  6. Share your feedback with the Recruitment Specialist or via customer feedback form.

For more information please contact a Workforce Development Professional 724-7700 or Business Services.

Pima County One-Stop works with companies to upgrade the skills of current workers in key industries and occupational areas. Customized training is available for certain occupations, especially high-wage jobs in high-tech fields. Training is tailored to the specific need of the employer, with the employer paying half of the cost.

The One-Stop Employer Services Team has identified Subject Matter Experts who concentrate on the training needs of the various industry sectors identified at both the state and regional level, see below. Using focus groups made up of representatives from similar companies within industry sectors, we can together identify existing training programs or develop customized training programs. This approach will address not only the skills shortages present in today's workforce but the skills needed for the workforce of the future.

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a structured work-based program developed directly with the employer to teach the skills required for a particular occupation required by the company. This approach combines instruction with work experience in the target occupation or a related position. Eligible businesses can receive up to 50% in wage reimbursements for selected positions, based on certain criteria. Workforce Development Specialists will work with your company to develop the training agreement and to pre-screen and refer appropriate job training candidates while providing supportive services, follow-up monitoring, and assistance in retention of OJT employees.

For questions on On-the-Job Training (OJT) or other Business Services questions, please email Business Services

The ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop system offers pro-active, business-focused, flexible strategies designed to respond to layoffs and closures, by quickly coordinating services and providing immediate aid to employers and their affected workers.

The Pima County Business Services Team works with employers and employee representatives to quickly maximize resources to minimize disruptions associated with job loss.

Within 48 hours of learning of a substantial layoff or projected business closure, Business Services Team Specialists will contact the employer and provide information to affected employees to facilitate access to the ARIZONA@WORK System’s available programs and services. Customized services may be provided at the employer site, will accommodate all work schedules, and provide assistance to the employer and workers throughout the job loss transition. On-site services may include:
  • Management training on conducting a layoff
  • Career Transition Center
  • Orientation to affected employees including re-employment services, how to register for Arizona Unemployment Insurance benefits
  • Coordination of services under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program for jobs lost due to foreign trade

Rapid Response/Layoff Services

Alternatives to a layoff are available to businesses that are at risk of laying off employees. The following programs may assist to reduce or completely avoid a layoff or business closure.
Contact the Business Services Team at

Incumbent Worker Training

Rapid Response services are provided to employers that includes strategies for incumbent worker training focusing on layoff aversion.

If an employer contacts the Rapid Response Coordinator and indicates there is a possible layoff or probability that a layoff will occur, incumbent worker training is an option to avert layoffs by transitioning employees to other positions that will not be eliminated. The employer agrees to training employees in new skills so he/she may transition into another position and avert layoff.

Technical Assistance

To assist employers that are at risk of downsizing or closure, to develop and implement strategies to avoid or reduce layoffs including customized training.

Pima County One-Stop

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You need young, eager workers?

We have young adults needing work experience.

Sounds like a perfect match!

Pima County One-Stop partners with local agencies to provide work experience to young people ages 16 to 24 at your business.

This opportunity for both employers and young people is offered through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Specifically, the program provides paid work experience to young people meeting grant qualifications. Workers are paid an hour wage to work for your business at no cost to you!

The length of the work experience/internship can vary from 150 to 300 hours. The assignment should be structured to provide a quality learning experience and may be limited to observation and job-shadowing based on the company's requirements. We will attempt to match you with young people who have an interest in your industry/occupational field or have enrolled in related training.

The hours vary in order to accommodate both the employer and young person’s needs to be truly successful.

What we do:

  • Work with our youth prior to job site placement so they are prepared with basic soft skills like professionalism in the workplace, effective time management, appropriate workplace attire, safety, logistical planning, and much more.
  • Pay the young person minimum wage and cover the liability costs related to hosting our young people while they work for your business.
  • Provide professional level staff to help job coach each young person for a positive learning experience.
  • Check in weekly with our young people housed at your site. Staff is readily available to both our employers and our young people to address any issue that may arise.

What you do:

  • Provide work sites for our young people.
  • Supervise the young person, establish their work schedule and sign off on timesheets.
  • Offer weekly feedback to staff and the young person to help them grow.

Get started now!

Complete the form below to help us learn more about your needs.
For more information please contact Daphanie Conner at (520) 724-9649 or
Check out the Internship 101 toolkit prepared with local employers to support high-quality internships!

The Relocated Family Employment Program is a new approach to helping employers to relocate employees to Pima County. The program serves so-called "trailing" spouses, including military spouses and others who are seeking employment because their spouse or parent was transferred to the Tucson area from another locale.

If this describes your situation, Pima County One-Stop offers a rich array of resources to help you. One-Stop will assign a member of our Business Services Team as a coach to work with you throughout the transition. The coach will meet with you to learn about your needs and any other members of the family who are seeking employment.
By identifying these needs upfront, the coach can provide research and information to the family ahead of time - helping with the adjustment process. Making contact ahead of time may help alleviate some of the uncertainty of moving.

Activities will be tailored to your needs to create a support network of help as you settle in to a new community. Once a career path is identified, the coach will research and help with networking within that career field. Often, people new to the community do not know what employers are a part of the community and where opportunities are. The coach will help with identifying employers and facilitating interviews, where possible.

To access these services contact

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