Phoenix Mobile Career Unit Hosts Successful Event at UMOM, Connecting Job Seekers with Employershttps://www.investinphoenix.com/news/25Phoenix Mobile Career Unit Hosts Successful Event at UMOM, Connecting Job Seekers with Employers<div class="ExternalClass0E49CCB4A5CC472F9B0C2D5E64D29379"><p>The City of Phoenix Mobile Career Unit (MCU), recently hosted a successful event at UMOM, drawing over 150 job seekers and resulting in 65 on-the-spot job offers. Held on Wednesday, June 12, the MCU event saw a high turnout as community members explored job opportunities and connected with employers.  </p><p>The event featured top employers such as Chipotle, Starbucks, Food City, and Bashas, actively seeking to fill vacant positions within their companies. Attendees had the chance to network and apply for various job openings in the food industry.</p><p>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego also expressed her excitement about the turnout and its positive impact on the local community. "I am thrilled to see so many job seekers taking advantage of this opportunity to connect with potential employers. This event is a great example of how our city is working on many fronts to support upward economic mobility and connect residents with meaningful employment opportunities," said Mayor Gallego.</p><p>At the start of the Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department's Business and Workforce Division's program, the goal was to achieve 208 job offers by June 2025. As of Wednesday, the team has surpassed the program goal with 211 job offers, with another year remaining to serve the community.</p><p>The MCU, a winner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Mayors Challenge, is a part of the City of Phoenix's workforce development efforts to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers. The unit travels around the city, bringing job opportunities directly to communities that may face barriers to accessing employment resources.</p><p>"We are dedicated to helping individuals find meaningful employment and supporting our local businesses by connecting them with qualified candidates," said LaSetta Hogans, Deputy Director of the Business and Workforce Development Division for the City of Phoenix. "This event was a great success, and we look forward to hosting more events like this in the future."</p><p>The City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department encourages employers with workforce needs and individuals seeking employment or career advancement to take advantage of their services and attend upcoming events. For more information on upcoming events and resources available, please visit phoenix.gov/mayor/mcu.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>​Media Contact:</strong><br>Athena Sanchez<br>City of Phoenix<br>Community and Economic Development<br>Call/text: 602-621-0507<br>Email: <a href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov">athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</a><br></p></div>Mobile career unit event held at Umom on June 12th, 2024.https://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/News/Attachments/25/Photo_MCU-UMOM_6-12-24_006 (1).jpg6/20/2024 9:51:53 PM