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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Maricopa County Among 8 Counties Selected by NACo for National Career Success Program

NACo Career Success Program

The Maricopa County Human Services Department is pleased to announce its selection by the National Association of Counties (NACo) for participation in the prestigious 2023 C4CS - Counties for Career Success program. This recognition highlights Maricopa County's commitment to providing the best opportunities for career advancement and workforce development for its residents.

The C4CS program, established by NACo, recognizes and supports counties across the United States that excel in creating environments conducive to career success. Maricopa County was selected as one of the few counties nationwide to be part of this distinguished initiative.

Maricopa County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Clint Hickman, District 4, expressed his appreciation of this achievement. "We are proud and honored that the efforts in Maricopa County to develop meaningful career opportunities for our workforce are being recognized on a national level,” Chairman Hickman stated. “We believe that investing in career development and success is an investment in our residents, our economy, and in our community’s employers, ensuring that we have a continuous pipeline of skilled workers."

The Maricopa County Human Services Department (HSD) provides a variety of career development services to county residents, including workforce development, job training, and employment opportunities. Most recently, HSD also provided support services to help displaced workers find new positions after a large layoff affected information technology workers in the East Valley. Across the country, eight counties were chosen for the initiative that recognizes the crucial role counties play in streamlining pathways to higher education and employment.

NACo's C4CS year-long program offers participating counties the opportunity to network with peers, share best practices, participate in discussions with national subject matter experts, visit successful programs in peer communities, and receive valuable resources to enhance career development initiatives.

Other counties selected for the 2023-2024 C4CS cohort include:

  • Douglas County, Nebraska
  • Hamilton County, Tennessee
  • Honolulu, Hawai’i
  • Howard County, Maryland
  • Lancaster County, Nebraska
  • Saratoga County, New York
  • Warren County, Ohio

For more information about the career development opportunities available through Maricopa County’s Human Services Department, visit Maricopa.gov/WDD.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, including nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to advocate for county government priorities in federal policymaking; promote exemplary county policies and practices; nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks; optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings; and enrich the public’s understanding of county government.

About Human Services

The Maricopa County Human Services Department (HSD) builds resiliency in the community and promotes the well-being of County residents experiencing adversity through a variety of programs and services to help people and families thrive. These opportunities include early childhood education, housing, homeownership, independent living services for seniors and adults with disabilities, career development for job seekers with barriers to employment, crisis rental, and utility assistance, and support for people experiencing homelessness. HSD is committed to delivering innovative, equitable, inclusive, and comprehensive services in a collaborative approach that preserves dignity, promotes respect, and facilitates social and economic mobility. Learn more about the financial, educational, and support resources available to Maricopa County residents at Maricopa.gov/HSD.

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