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Chandler's larger and proven workforce benefits companies throughout the region.
Industry leaders such as Intel and Microchip Technology are utilizing this labor force to continually expand Chandler's high-technology base. Our workforce is also highly educated, with nearly 70 percent of our citizens having some college experience.


Source: Claritas 2015


Worker's Compensation Premiums               (Cost per $100 of payroll)
  Employment & Labor Statistics
          Chandler *Greater Phoenix
Arizona $1.73     Labor Force 136,635 2,076,841
Utah $2.06     Employment 129,286 1,953,165
New Mexico $2.41     Unemployment 7,349 123,676
Nevada $2.36     Unemployment Rate 5.4% 6.0%
Texas $2.84     NOTE: *Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale MSA includes all of Maricopa and Pinal Counties. Numbers are based on preliminary report.
California $4.13    
Source: Arizona Office of Employment and Population Statistics, in cooperation with the U.S. Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Work Force Development

The Arizona Work Force Recruitment and Job Training program provides short-term customized grants for the training of net new employees. The program is administered by the Arizona Department of Commerce in coordination with training providers such as the community colleges, private post-secondary institutions, trade school or with the applicant itself. The program funds up to 75% of the total eligible costs, with the company contributing the other 25%. Recent awards range from $300 to $1,000 per employee.
The Center for Workforce Development serves as the central resource for the most current labor market information, as well as regional and national data on economic and workforce trends and issues. The Center also serves as a hub, bringing together industry and education for discussions on curriculum and faculty training.
The City of Chandler works closely with the Maricopa Workforce Connection to assist companies with all facets of work force needs. This includes developing customized training programs, providing recruitment and pre-screening, and assisting with the application process for the Arizona Work Force and Job Training Grant.