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  • Pima County One-Stop prepares for increased demand

    Mar 21, 2020 | Read More News
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    The Pima County One-Stop Career Center is ramping up its response to laid-off employees and business owners seeking workers in the wake of workforce changes due to local and state actions taken to slow the spread of COVID-19.

    “We are in the midst of making some important changes/adaptations to our system in order to handle the anticipated increased demand for our services, and to do so in a safe and responsible way,” said Michael Gates, program manager of Pima County One-Stop.

    One-Stop is in the process of setting up a hotline number, but job seekers and employers can call the main number at 724-7700 at the Kino Service Center, 2797 E. Ajo Way. The staff can provide, among other services:
    • Employment referrals
    • Support services
    • Training assistance
    • Guidance on how to access the online application for Arizona unemployment insurance benefits
    Job fairGates said One-Stop anticipates an increase in the volume of job-seekers next week, while the business services team has been working for matches with employers who are looking to hire, especially in the areas of grocery stores and delivery services.

    Grocery stores have been making a hiring push in order to fill demand in both areas.

    Grocery Stores that are Hiring in Tucson 

    AJ’s and Bashas 

    Visit your nearby Bashas’, Bashas’ Dine, Food City or AJ’s locations and inquire with the store management.


    Safeway and Albertsons 
    Looking to hire 1,000 in-store employees and delivery drivers across Arizona. You can apply online or at your local store with the store director.


    Food City 

    Food City is hiring at a variety of locations for people who have been affected by either cut of hours or closure of work place. If interested, you are encouraged to contact your local Food City location.


    Fry's Food Stores 

    Fry's is looking for workers immediately to deal with the increased demand. Works will help keep stores stocked with food and other household essentials.


    Target is hiring 9,000 employees nationwide. Looking to fill all roles to keep up with the demand. You can apply in store on their kiosk or on the Target website.


    To keep up with demand, Walmart is looking to hire in all positions. To apply, head to your local Walmart store or apply online.


    The Pima County One-Stop system offers strategies designed to respond to layoffs and closures, by quickly coordinating services and providing immediate aid to employers and their affected workers. Check the County’s website for details on One-Stop’s Outplacement Services and Rapid Response Services.

    For more information about Pima County’s COVID-19 response, go to www.pima.gov/covid19.
    Pima County One-Stop Kino Service Center
    2797 E. Ajo Way
    Tucson, AZ 85713
    (520) 724-7700
    Rapid Response Services
    (520) 724-3684