Register now for the 2016 BestCompaniesAZ Military Career Eventtaking place on Wed., Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at North Phoenix Baptist Church Conference Center, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85012. Attendance is free.

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Career opportunities and resources are being offered at this free event, which is open to all active-duty men and women, retired personnel, National Guard and Reservists, and members of military families. BestCompaniesAZ can be reached at 480-545-5151. 

Organized by BestCompaniesAZ, it has the support of the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, Birdies for the Brave®, Career Connectors, and top national and state businesses, all recognized for their military-friendly workplaces. This year more than 45 hiring companies and nonprofits are participating to offer career opportunities and skills training available free of charge to military job seekers and their families.

“Military men and women are often celebrated for their leadership, team-building, organizational commitment, decision-making skills and advanced technical training skills,” says Denise Gredler, founder and CEO of BestCompaniesAZ. “Our goal with this event each year is to bring together top hiring companies, veteran resource groups and actively connect hundreds of qualified veterans with top-notch career opportunities.”

Prior to and on the day of the Feb. 17 hiring event, free skills workshops conducted by the nonprofit Career Connecters are available to job seekers who want extra support before the career fair. The coaching workshops are open to all military job seekers and their families. Registration is available at this link: (Please note this registration is separate from the Feb. 17 Military Career Event.)

BestCompaniesAZ Military Career Event is comprised of businesses and agencies that support the hiring, training and development of veterans. Many have won workplace awards such as Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, Top Companies to Work for in Arizona, FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® in America, FORTUNE Most Admired Companies, Military Times Best for Vets Employers, or US Veterans Magazine’s Best of the Best.

At the Feb. 17th BestCompaniesAZ Military Career Event, hiring companies and resources that will be present include: Charles Schwab, Dignity Health Arizona, Synchrony Financial, Waste Management, USAA, Progrexion, First Service Networks, Intel, Aetna, Vanguard, Nextiva, State of Arizona, Medtronic, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Quicken Loans, Sonora Quest Laboratories, Revana, TeleTech, PayPal, Yodle, Allied Barton. Supporting sponsors include: Fry’s Food Stores, National Bank of Arizona, Grand Canyon University, Yelp, State Farm, Freedom Financial, NESCO Resource, New Horizons Learning Center, Canyon State Institute, Dynamic Worldwide Training Consultants, and the City of Phoenix. Visit for a full list.