Avondale boasts an accessible and skilled labor force. Our strategic collaborations with educational institutions including K-12, community colleges, trade schools, and higher education help ensure our local businesses never have to look for quality workforce solutions.
Did you know?
1.7 Million People live in the West valley
By 2030, 40% of the metro’s population growth will occur in the West Valley
With Arizona being one of the top three states for highest population growth, adding over 120,000 new residents in 2019, Avondale’s economy continues to grow and diversify.
Accessibility to a skilled workforce is a critical factor when a company decides to locate to a new community. Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona, and the nation's largest community college district, Maricopa Community College District, are among our nationally recognized academic partners that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines.
Higher Education In Our Backyard
The City of Avondale is home to three higher education institutes, including Estrella Mountain Community College, Universal Technical Institute, and Rio Salado College.
Arizona @ Work brings together the state’s leading resources to help your company find employment and labor market information.
ARIZONA MANUFACTURER’S COUNCIL
The Arizona Manufacturer’s Council is the voice of Arizona manufacturing and a community of makers dedicated to creating the innovations that safeguard and improve people’s lives and to providing the jobs that anchor Arizona’s economy.
Career Connectors is an organization dedicated to connecting professionals in career transition to hiring companies and quality resources.
GOODWILL JOB & TRAINING CENTER
Goodwill connects people who need jobs, need better jobs and need skills to launch careers with the training, supports and resources they need.
PHOENIX CHAMBER FOUNDATION
The Phoenix Chamber Foundation focuses on improving the region’s prosperity and serves as a link between industry and education, ensuring that students in the region have access to high-quality affordable education and related job training.
WESTMARC’S WEST VALLEY PIPELINE
WESTMARC’s West Valley Pipeline is a key initiative for the Economic Development Committee, further priming the pump for additional development in the West Valley by spearheading a regional workforce program and localize labor analytics.