YAVAPAI@WORK and NACOG are pleased to announce their 2017-2018 Annual Report. The Yavapai County Workforce Development Boards Executive Director, Teri Drew noted that Yavapai County has grown in population by 7.5% since 2012: Prescott takes the #1 spot in the County for the highest number of jobs, while Prescott Valley takes the top spot for workforce residency. Yavapai County jobs grew by 9,570 over the last five years, a 14.8% increase. YAVAPAI@WORK is showing a 97% increase in total clients served for placement and training opportunities in our 2017-18 Program Year.
As a system, we have served more than 19,000 clients in the County. Together, we have placed more than 465 individuals into occupational training and basic education programs. Together we have placed at least 1,500 job seekers into local jobs with a growing average wage range of $14-$33 per hour.
The best demonstration of our partners uniting together is at the hand of our Yavapai County Workforce Development Board. Without this partnership of service providers and the leadership of our Private Sector Community, we could not demonstrate direct investments and placement wages that exceeded $26.8 million in Yavapai County this year.
Northern Arizona Council of Governments
672 Job Placements
Provide On the Job Training, Work Experience, Direct Job Placement, Direct Job Placement
97% Job Retention
Total economic impact $11,550,180
Yavapai College Adult Basic Education
61.4% of the participants show a measurable improvement of their marketable skills
DES Wagner Peyser
575 Direct Job Placements
Provide recruitment, information, workshops, 1355 Veterans served
DES Vocational Rehabilitation
1572 people returned to work statewide
Providing individual service plans, job training and rehabilitation services