There’s no question that the job market in Phoenix is booming, with new opportunities opening every day at top-notch employers. With such a healthy job market and growing economy, employers are thirsty for motivated talent to fill the countless openings at their companies.
What’s the best way to explore these opportunities? Although the internet has made it easier than ever to find and apply to dozens of positions a day, there’s something to be said about job fairs. After all, nothing beats the face-to-face relationship between candidates and recruiters. Additionally, job fairs help give candidates direct access to a company’s recruiters.
In 2020, candidates face a unique challenge: fewer job fairs are held in person due to COVID-19. Thankfully, there’s a simple alternative—the virtual job fair!
By attending a virtual job fair, you can easily attend multiple job fairs with Phoenix companies. Plus, these digital events still provide great opportunities to form a unique professional relationship with numerous companies.
Whether you call the Valley home or plan on relocating to Phoenix soon, there are tons to gain from attending a job fair. Here are some of the best job fairs in Phoenix to check out!
Find Your Next Employer at One of These Virtual Job Fairs in Phoenix!
BestCompaniesAZ Diversity and Inclusion Career Event
When: Every fall — 2020’s fair is on November 4th
What: The annual Diversity and Inclusion Career Event is a free, public event that celebrates and values a diverse and inclusive workforce. This year, this event will be virtual! Several of Arizona’s best companies for diversity and inclusion attend each year to scoop up the Valley’s prime talent from various backgrounds. Candidates can learn about each company’s distinct culture and position openings while networking with reps from their companies of choice.
More information: bestcompaniesaz.com
AZ Hire Me Job Fair
When: Every month—the next event is scheduled for September 23rd, 2020
What: Meet virtually with companies hiring and learn about opportunities perfect for you by registering for free for #AZHireMe’s job fair! You can also attend workshops and specialized job fairs for bilingual or diverse candidates, for example. Sign up for their next hiring event easily through Eventbrite.
At the upcoming event on September 23rd, employers are looking to hire the following positions: administrative, healthcare, call centers, customer service, and more. This event will be held from 10 AM to 1 PM MST. Job seekers are welcome to join at any point throughout the day. Make sure to register to receive a list of attending employers the week of the event! Plus, registering also adds you to the AZ Hire Me monthly newsletter to get more information about future events.
More information: eventbrite.com
50 Strong Employer Connect Events
When: Every Thursday at 12 PM PST — Upcoming event is on September 24th
What: Every Thursday, 50strong founders Kandi and Kevin Tillman host an Employer Connect event for veterans, service members, and military spouses. At these events, job seekers gain access to networking opportunities, Q&A sessions with featured employers, career prep sessions and more.
During the September 24th employer meet and greet, job seekers can hear directly from the Microsoft Military Affairs team and leaders at TEKsystems.
More information: 50-strong.us
Goodwill Job Fair
When: September 23rd, 2020
What: One of the upcoming virtual job fairs in Phoenix to look out for is one hosted by Goodwill on September 23rd! This event is free for job seekers who wish to attend and features several local Arizona companies. Participating companies include HonorHealth, Goodwill, Chase, DES, and COX.
This event also has different time slots for different areas throughout Arizona. Job seekers are welcome to register for the 9:30-10:30 AM Phoenix Area time slot and the 11-12 PM time slot for the Prescott area!
More information: goodwillaz.org
RecruitMilitary Phoenix Virtual Career Fair for Veterans
When: September 17, 2020
What: RecruitMilitary has numerous virtual job fairs lined up in 2020 for job seekers all across the country. The organization’s upcoming Phoenix job fair will be on September 17th, 2020. This event is the perfect opportunity for any veterans and military spouses to connect with employers in Phoenix.
Job seekers can interview for both part-time and full-time positions with employers, such as BlueCross BlueShield, Honeywell, MidFirst Bank, and more.
More information: recruitmilitary.careereco.com
MilitaryX Phoenix Veteran Virtual Career Fair
When: October 1, 2020
What: Every year, MilitaryX helps veterans throughout the Valley find their next great career. This year, MilitaryX is taking its career fair virtual!
Past events have featured Phoenix employers like Marriott International, Fidelity, and Southwest Airlines. On average, MilitaryX’s career fairs feature 25 employers and result in over 50 job offers!
Job seekers can register and attend the event on Thursday, October 1st, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 2 PM Phoenix time.
More information: militaryx.com
City of Goodyear, Avondale, and Surrounding Cities Virtual Career Fair
When: September 24th, 2020
What: Maricopa Corporate College has partnered with BestCompaniesAZ and Grand Canyon University to host an upcoming event, featuring employers from Goodyear, Avondale, and the surrounding cities.
This virtual job fair is free to attend for any job seekers looking for a new career opportunity! Job seekers who attend can connect with various employers to learn about company culture and open positions, how to apply, and ask any questions.
Potential employers attending this event include AAA, Carmax, Liberty Mutual, and more.
More information: eventbrite.com
Can’t wait until the next job fair in Phoenix comes around? Start searching for your next job at one of these awesome Arizona employers!
(Originally posted June 2019, Updated September 2020)