BestCompaniesAZ is hosting its annual Career Event for Women Tuesday, April 28th, offering an array of positions to qualified candidates from more than a dozen of Arizona’s most progressive, award-winning companies.
The career fair is being held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 3830 N. Marshall Way, in Scottsdale, AZ 85251. The BestCompaniesAZ Women’s Career Event is free to attend but advance registration is required by signing up at http://bit.ly/BCAZWomensEvent415.
At the hiring event, job seekers will find a roster of award-winning companies offering hundreds of open positions, at all levels, in the fields of finance, IT, engineering, healthcare, customer service/client relations, sales and hospitality. Sponsoring companies must have earned at least one prestigious state and national workplace award to participate, and most have earned many, such as Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, CareerBuilder’s Top Companies to Work for in Arizona, Arizona’s Best Companies to Watch, FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® in America, FORTUNE Most Admired Companies, Military Times Best for Vets Employers, US Veterans Magazine’s Best of the Best and other “military-friendly” company awards.
On Apr. 28th, registration and networking takes place from 2–3 p.m. Speaker presentations are scheduled from 3–4 p.m. Local author and banking executive Nicole Corning, and authority on women returning to the workplace, will be the featured speaker at 3 p.m. Additional networking takes place from 4–5:30 p.m. Throughout the afternoon, company spokespersons will give short presentations on their workplaces, growth opportunities and corporate cultures.
Featured companies include: Charles Schwab, Dignity Health Arizona, Synchrony Financial, USAA, GoDaddy, Hyatt Regency-Phoenix, Medtronic, Vanguard, ClearCall Solutions and Enterprise. In advance of the event, the nonprofit Career Connectors has volunteered to offer free coaching and resume services to all registered career event candidates.
Denise Gredler, CEO of BestCompaniesAZ, says, “There is a huge demand for skilled customer service and sales personnel in Arizona. If you’re feeling stalled in your career, looking to change direction or are returning after a leave, exploring starting positions at choice companies might be worth considering. These starting or lateral positions often evolve quickly into supervisory or management roles, particularly since most of these hiring companies are in strong growth industries and promote from within their own ranks first. With time to learn the culture, develop new skills and build relationships, employees who choose this career path often enjoy the many perks that a top-notch company can provide while setting themselves up for management positions.”