A Thriving Tech Industry
The Greater Phoenix region is home to more than 8,000 tech companies, including Go Daddy, WebPT, American Express, Dignity Health, and many more. The industry employs more than 175,000 individuals, with average wages hovering at $79,000 annually–20% higher than the national average. Arizona is also a hub for cybersecurity talent with a workforce of more than 15,000, several nationally recognized cybersecurity programs and multiple cyber warfare ranges.
Phoenix is one of the fastest growing cities for technology jobs as well as tech salary growth. Home to several start-ups, Phoenix is also ranked #1 for entrepreneurial growth.
Quality of Life
Phoenix is the fifth largest city in the U.S, yet maintains a small town feel. Greater Phoenix is home to several major sports teams, top universities, an innovative culinary scene, and abundant arts and culture. The Greater Phoenix region boasts several unique, inclusive communities without the high cost of living. Rich with hiking trails, golf courses, 300 days of sunshine and average temps of 72 degrees, Arizona is a great place to live, work and play!
Arizona Apprenti Affiliate
The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation recently launched Apprenti Arizona to provide new pathways to individuals interested in IT and cybersecurity roles. Apprenti Arizona is looking for motivated candidates to help fill the talent pipeline today. Women, veterans and other underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply to fill the talent pool with diversity. Take the first step towards your career in tech by registering for the assessment!
About the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation
The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation (the Foundation) leads the charitable and education objectives of the Greater Phoenix Chamber (the Chamber) and promotes economic prosperity and quality of life for the Greater Phoenix region. The Foundation’s charitable activities focus on improving health and prosperity for the region. Through workforce development efforts, the Foundation serves as a link between industry and education, ensuring that students in the Greater Phoenix region have access to a high-quality, affordable education and related job training to prepare them for the future.
Our hiring partners include some of Arizona’s largest tech employers. New employers and apprenticeship opportunities will be added soon. To apply for apprenticeship opportunities in Arizona, review the website and take the assessment.
The Arizona Technology Council works to connect, empower, and engage technology companies across the state of Arizona through educational seminars, business legislative lobbying, and networking events. We have a diverse member community of science and technology companies, professional service vendors, academic organizations, and nonprofit entities. With offices in Phoenix and Tucson, the Council provides tremendous value to technology companies and offers business networking in Phoenix, Tucson and Northern Arizona.
Additional partners include the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, Chicanos Por La Causa, Arizona@Work, the Maricopa County Community College District, along with other education, community, business, economic and workforce development organizations.