Employment Services

Sometimes a little help, guidance and motivation can be the extra push needed to connect to a job. At Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona, we’re devoted to helping the community by fighting unemployment through our no-cost career centers for the public and through our online career service resources.

Whether you need help developing your resume, defining your skill set and applying for jobs, or simply want to brush up on your interviewing skills or optimize your LinkedIn profile, our career centers can help!

What to Expect

If you’ve never been to one of our career centers, here’s what you can expect:

As soon as you walk into the career center, you’ll be greeted by one of our career advisors, many of which are resume writing certified. We’ll partner you with a career advisor who will help you to get the resources you need. He or she will walk you through our services and give you a tour of the facility to show you what is available and how we can help you!

Depending on your specific job search situation, your career advisor will help set you up at a computer so you can begin completing your skills assessment. This is an extremely crucial step and shows our career advisors how to best help you. The better they know you, the better they can assist you in finding a job!

After the skills assessment and initial conversations with your career advisor, we’ll determine where you are in your job search and how we can best help you. We’ll create your personalized plan based on everything your career advisor learned about you so far. Next steps may include any of the following, all of which are no-cost to the public:

  • One-on-One Career Coaching
  • Access to Computers, Printers, Internet, Phones and Fax Machines
  • Resume Development and Critiquing
  • Access To Resume, Interviewing and Microsoft Outlook Workshops (Calendar of Upcoming Workshop Dates)
  • On-site Hiring Events
  • Connections To Job Leads
  • Labor Market Information
  • Customer Service Skills Training
  • Job Search Strategies
  • On-the-Job Training Opportunities
  • Career Assessments
  • Access to Community Resources

When you set foot in a Goodwill career center, you’re one step closer to landing a job.

Goodwill Employment Management System (GEMS)

All career centers are equipped with our Goodwill Employment Management System, or GEMS for short. GEMS is an internal website developed by Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona that provides our career center guests access to our complete database of employers and jobs. Some of the features that GEMS makes available include:

  • Resume creator
  • Employment news and job fair information
  • Current local labor market information
  • Contacts to support service agencies
  • Information on job searches
  • Mapping function for all job postings

Goodwill Career Advisors

Our career advisors are more than just job skill experts, they also know the surrounding area and are very familiar with nearby employers. With this knowledge and your new skills, together we can set realistic next steps to help you connect to a job. Whether that includes finding job openings near where you live, or mapping out a bus route to an upcoming interview, we’re here to help.

We understand the job search can be overwhelming—knowing what skills you have and what a job means for your future career can be difficult to piece together. Our career advisors specialize in this and can help you realize your true potential!

It’s Our Mission

When you set foot in a Goodwill career center, you’re one step closer to landing a job. Just last year, we placed more than 44,000 people in jobs with hundreds of companies throughout central and northern Arizona. This was all possible thanks to the countless donations we receive on a daily basis. Donations are the first, and most critical, step in the cycle to fight unemployment. Without them, none of this would be possible. To learn more about our mission and how donations help fight unemployment, view our mission.

Find a career center near you to get started!

Exciting Events this Week!

Amazing things are always happening at Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona! Whether you are looking for a daily special or want to participate in one of our job training events, we have something for you.


*Daily deals valid at select Metro Phoenix, Prescott and Yuma locations. Please check with your neighborhood Goodwill for details.

Discount valid on used merchandise only. Not valid on food or drink, new goods, seasonal or holiday items. Not valid at Goodwill Clearance Center. Our REDESIGN by Goodwill and Clearance Outlet are excluded. REDESIGN operates separate sales and discounts from other Goodwill stores.

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