What We Do

The State of Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity will leverage a “No Wrong Door” approach to recruit disconnected youth and nontraditional candidates into tech training and jobs across industries from aerospace & defense to financial services. The Arizona Tech Council, Arizona’s premier trade association for science and tech companies, will help leverage the resources of the tech community to focus on expanding tech talent, along with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations. In partnership with the University of Arizona and other local training providers, TechHire Arizona aims to train and place over 100 individuals across southern Arizona and Maricopa County over the next year, which is slated to increase to well over 500 individuals across Arizona by 2020.

IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Arizona labor market demand for IT talent. These are the most demanded skills and occupation from 10/2/16 to 11/30/16.
Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi (projection data)

Open IT Occupations


Concentrated Demand for IT

  • 100% Arizona
  • 90.9090909091% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Troubleshooting
  3. Writing
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Team Work/ Collaboration

Software and Programming Skills

  1. SQL
  2. JAVA
  3. JavaScript
  4. LINUX
  5. Microsoft Office

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developers, Applications
  2. Computer Systems Analysts
  3. Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
  4. Computer User Support Specialists
  5. Web Developers

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Web Developers
  2. Software Developers, Applications
  3. Computer and Information Research Scientists
  4. Computer Systems Analysts
  5. Computer and Information Systems Managers

Community Partners

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