Glendale career fair to fill 1,000 jobs

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As more jobs are coming to the West Valley, the city of Glendale will be hosting a career workshop and job fair on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will be held at the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center, located at 5600 West Union Hills Drive. The city of Glendale is partnering with Maricopa Workforce Connections and Glendale Community College to host the career fair and workshop.

Several companies including Empereon Marketing, Terminix, CSAA Insurance Group, Dignity Health, ZyTech Building Systems, Lowe’s and Fry’s are looking to hire employees to fill more than 1,000 jobs.

Most of the jobs come from two new companies, Empereon Marketing and Barron Lighting Group, which will open in the coming months.

Empereon Marketing provides call center solutions and services, and its second Valley location will be located at 5260 West Phelps Road, southwest of Bell Road and 51st Avenue. The new facility will bring 750 jobs to Glendale and an annual economic impact of $900,000.

Barron Lighting Group manufactures emergency, commercial and industrial lighting, and its new building will be in the Glendale Airpark, located at 7445 Glen Harbor Boulevard. The company hopes to hire 80 employees within its first year.

“Both of these companies will strengthen Glendale’s economy while creating opportunities for hundreds of jobs right here in our community,” said Brian Friedman, executive director of community and economic development. “There’s great value and a positive ripple effect when new companies choose to locate and invest in Glendale and contribute to the city’s overall diverse list of employers.”

The event begins at 10 a.m. with a workshop called “Utilizing LinkedIn to Network Your Way to Success.” Dayna Mathews, a career expert at Glendale Community College, will show participants how to use sites such as LinkedIn to search for jobs. Space at the workshop is limited and it is suggested to arrive at least 30 minutes early.

Career workshop and job fair participants do not have to pre-register. Employers interested in filling job positions can contact Jeanine Jerkovic of Glendale Economic Development Division by phone at 623-930-2985 or through email at

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The Glendale Police Department is also looking to hire police officers. They plan to open recruitment and begin accepting applications from Monday, December 2, through Sunday, December 15. Glendale Police Department hopes to fill 30 police officer positions.

Applicants are encouraged to attend an optional orientation about the position and Glendale Police Department on Thursday, December 12, at 6:00 p.m. at Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center.

Detective Michelle Blanco will be holding on camera interviews on Thursday, November 21.

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