BestCompaniesAZ is hosting its annual Diversity & Inclusion Career Event in partnership with Career Connectors on Nov. 1, 2017, at the North Central Baptist Conference Center, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Attendance is free to job seekers but advance registration is recommended at  

A roster of award-winning companies will be offering hundreds of positions, at all levels, in the fields of finance, IT, healthcare, customer service/client relations, sales, and hospitality. Sponsoring companies must have programs in place that support diversity and/or have earned at least one prestigious state and national workplace award to participate.  Most have earned many best practices awards, such as Diversity Inc.’s Top 50, Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, 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, US Veterans Magazine’s Best of the Best and others. 

On event day, on-site registration and check-in for job seekers begins at 8:30 a.m.  Company representatives will be available to answer questions about their recruitment process and meet one-on-one with candidates. 

BestCompaniesAZ Career Events are unlike other job fairs because we feature award-winning companies meeting one-on-one with candidates in a casual, comfortable environment. BestCompaniesAZ has selected and will showcase ‘the BEST’ hiring companies in the state, those that are deeply dedicated to the principles of diversity in the workplace.  Each company has a distinct culture, and this is the place to come and learn about their differences. Additionally, we have joined forces with the dynamic nonprofit Career Connectors to share valuable resources with job seekers in advance of the event and on-site, all free of charge,” said Denise Gredler, BestCompaniesAZ founder and CEO. 

“We’re excited to be a part of this year’s Diversity & Inclusion Career Event. Most job seekers leave BestCompaniesAZ events very enlightened — with new contacts, resources, and hiring leads, all for taking the time to attend. Year-round at Career Connectors, we offer free networking events and many resources, including career coaching, resume writing and even assistance creating LinkedIn profiles to help people prepare for events and great hiring opportunities such as this,” said Jessica Pierce, Executive Director of Career Connectors. “It’s a win-win situation.” 

Featured 2017 BestCompaniesAZ hiring sponsors include Charles Schwab, Dignity Health Arizona, Progrexion, USAA, GoDaddy, Hyatt Regency-Phoenix, Vanguard, Direct Energy and Vixxo. Career Connectors partners that will be on site include State Farm, Freedom Financial Network, NESCO Resource, Allstate, AFP Professionals, OPEN, New Horizons Learning Center, Coder Camps, and Goodwill of Central and Northern AZ.  Visit for the full list of participants.