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Workforce Arizona Council
Sheila Shedd, Director
333 N. Central Avenue
Suite #1900
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 845-1241
Fax: (800) 542-5684

Key Workforce Priorities

  1. Encourage cross-program alignment with state and regional economic development, sharing goals and benchmarks to increase efficiencies through the development of a performance management process.
  2. Operate with a dual-customer focus (business and individual) to help identify and strengthen the skills necessary to build a strong workforce in Arizona, while promoting the effective use of Labor Market Information to support evidence-based practices.
  3. Forge industry partnerships with business, education and community-based organizations by supporting sector strategies and regional initiatives to enhance Arizona’s economic competitiveness.

Fast Facts

  • Population: 6,595,778
  • Median household income: $51,009
  • Per capita money income: $20,275
  • Persons below poverty level: 14.7%
  • High Growth Industries: Aerospace and Defense, Renewable Energy, Allied Health, Information Technology

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