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Tucson Help Wanted: Hiring in Tucson, AZ in 2023

To get the best employees when hiring in Tucson, your Tucson help wanted ad must be superior to competing employers. The city has a vibrant economy and labor market that provide employers with a pool of valuable skills and talent. So, your recruitment strategy should rely on accurate, robust data.

For example, you need to know which other employers are looking for the same people as you and what those companies are offering the candidates. That way, you can develop a competitive employee package that improves your chances of recruiting the most skilled and talented people in Tucson. This article shares these details and more.

Related: Our step-by-step guide to write a help wanted ad in any location

Below are Indeed’s insights* to help you create your next help wanted ad in Tucson.

*Indeed data (US) – December 2022
As of December 2022, jobs in Tucson, AZ are highly competitive compared to other job markets.

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Average number of job seekers per job posting

Who else is hiring in Tucson?

Below are the most popular employers in the Tucson metro area based on job clicks in August 2022 on Indeed.com.

Here are the top employers by clicks:

  1. University of Arizona
  2. Afni
  3. Raytheon Missiles & Defense
  4. Banner Health
  5. Pima County
  6. City of Tucson
  7. NSC Technologies, LLC
  8. Tucson Medical Center
  9. Tucson Unified School District
  10. Northwest Medical Center
  11. The city’s health care industry is quite popular among job seekers, accounting for three out of the top 10 spots. This comes as no surprise as health care tends to be among the top employers in many cities. Lastly, government organizations seem to feature prominently in Tucson’s top employers. Like health care, state and city governments tend to be large employers.

    Job seeker search activity in Tucson

    Here are the top search terms job seekers click on:

    1. Warehouse
    2. Server
    3. Receptionist
    4. Administrative Assistant
    5. University of Arizona
    6. Medical Assistant
    7. Retail
    8. RN
    9. Driver
    10. Manager

    In December 2022, customer- or client-facing positions (warehouse, server, receptionist, administrative assistant) featured prominently in Tucson’s top search terms.

    Where are the candidates for Tucson jobs?

    At more than 90%, Tucson is the single largest source of labor for business in the city. However, as an employer, it’s advisable to expand your search to neighboring cities to access any untapped reservoirs of talent. Given the little-to-nonexistent competition you may face for potential employees in nearby towns, you may have a strong position when negotiating with candidates who respond to your Tucson help wanted ad.

    Below are the top 10 listed locations for resumes in the Tucson area:

    1. Tucson, AZ
    2. Marana, AZ
    3. Sahuarita, AZ
    4. Vail, AZ
    5. Oro Valley, AZ
    6. South Tucson, AZ
    7. Drexel Heights, AZ
    8. Flowing Wells, AZ
    9. Catalina, AZ
    10. Catalina Foothills, AZ

    Indeed requires location information for job postings and is one of the first pieces of information that is needed to list a job.

    Need to post your job in multiple locations? Click here to learn more. Please note our location policies and only post jobs to locations where an opportunity is currently available.

    Recruit from Tucson universities, colleges and trade schools

    Some of the most successful and fast-growing organizations hire undergraduate students. One of the main reasons is that salaries for an undergraduate are usually considerably lower than that of their graduate counterparts. That’s why some employers include undergraduate candidates in their Tucson help wanted ads.

    Tucson colleges and universities

    The metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Tucson are home to highly competitive universities and colleges in Arizona. Large universities account for the most considerable portion of the student population. However, there are several small and midsize higher learning institutions in the area and a handful of art schools and trade schools.

    Here are a few universities and colleges where you should consider posting your help wanted Tucson ads.

  • University of Arizona
  • Pima Medical Institute – Tucson
  • Brookline College – Tucson
  • Tucson trade schools

    Besides colleges and universities, trade schools are an excellent source of employees to fill positions in vocational jobs such as practical nurses, electricians, landscapers and physical therapists. Here are some trade schools in Tucson.

    • Arizona Academy of Beauty – Tucson
    • Arizona Academy of Beauty – North Tucson
    • Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
    • Aveda Institute – Tucson

    Hiring and other resources for Tucson businesses

    Tucson Metro Chamber: This community development and business advocacy organization operates on a membership basis. It has employed more than 160,000 people in Tucson and represents more than 1,500 businesses. The Chamber connects leaders and promotes the growth of the business community in the city. Visit the official Tucson Metro Chamber website.

    The Society for Human Resource Management of Greater Tucson: The SHRM-GT, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, serves personnel administrators by providing resources for ideas, best practices and trends. Visit the official SHRM-GT website.

    WEDCO Employment Center: This organization provides several employment services in partnership with Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care and AZ DES Rehabilitation Services Administration. WEDCO tailors its services to specific businesses through its highly trained and experienced employment specialists. Learn more by visiting WEDCO’s website.

    Find Tucson talent: best practices for creating a help wanted ad

    A number of factors contribute to Tucson’s moderately competitive job market, including steady population growth. Taking the time to understand the market will help you reach and attract a qualified talent pool.

    Ready to create and distribute a help wanted ad in Tucson? Check out our guide on how to write a help wanted ad or get started by posting your job on Indeed.

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