Arizona Opportunities Industrialization Center
39 E Jackson St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
8am – 4pm Monday – Friday
Specific job training courses with certification available to the community. Also offers GED preparation, job leads, clothing closet, free work readiness skill building courses, counseling, and job placement for homeless veterans.
Arizona Women’s Education and Employment
326 E Coronado Rd, Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ 85004
8am – 6pm Monday – Thursday
8am – 12pm Friday
Employment services for women AND MEN who want to improve their current employment opportunities. AWEE works with recently released ex-offenders and offers services, workshops, education referrals, and mentoring. The website also offers a resource guide specific to those with previous convictions.
They offer two types of programs:
1. Paths to Living Free (PLF) Program, which provides services to help ex-felons transition back to their families, employment and community. Includes job readiness workshops, mentoring, help with family relationships, aid towards job-related expenses (tools, uniforms, etc), educational referrals, and basic supportive services (bus passes, gas cards, food boxes), and more. Must apply within 6 months of release. Violent offenders and sex offenders are not eligible to participate (this encompasses entire criminal history, not just one’s current term).
- Choices for Change Lives (CCL) Program offers assistance to ex-felons age 18-29. It provides clients with certain services based upon the individual’s needs, including some that are of a religious nature. The program starts in late October and has limited seats available. You must enroll within 60 days of your release. Violent offenders are eligible; sex offenders are not.
Focus Employment Services
2345 E Thomas Rd, Suite 412
Phoenix, AZ 85016
150 S Ash Ave,
Tempe, AZ 85281
9am – 5pm Monday – Friday
Employment related services available for individuals with disabilities and offers a program specifically for individuals with criminal records. Self-pay options and payment plans available for individuals without AHCCCS.
Goodwill One-Stop Career Centers
Career Centers offer free job search and career development services to the community. There are 11 Career Centers located throughout the Valley that are equipped with computers, printers, internet, fax machines, and telephones. Certain Centers offer free computer and customer service training.
Job Path, Inc
Non-profit located in Tucson that provides an employment training program for individuals with criminal records.
Offers skills assessments, job search and skills training, library, and access to job postings. Many of these services and resources are available online at their website, but multiple locations are also available. One Stop locations include a career center with access to resume software, office equipment, employment workshops, employment counseling, and other support resources.