One Stop Offered for Business Retention and Expansion Services

by Teri Drew, Regional Director, Northern Arizona Council of Governments

The Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) office is the One Stop Talent Resource Center for Yavapai County residents, operating under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act.

It offers real-time data reporting through Wanted Analytics (Talent Neuron). Yavapai County continually is in high demand as an employment destination with more than 75,000 people monthly seeking employment in the Yavapai County area.

This number includes area residents job hunting, as well as job seekers around the country who want to locate to Yavapai County. Out of 588 employers reported for 2019, there are 2,898 jobs posted, with an average posting duration of 23 days to fill positions.

Employers can expect to receive 23 candidates per job opening and 126 candidates per employer. Top employment trends are Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) A/B drivers, Registered Nurses, physical therapists, customer service representatives and manufacturing.

Top desired skills are patient electronic medical records, freight +, Microsoft Office, geriatrics, CDL A with HAZMAT endorsement, basic life support and CPR. The highest demand certifications are Certified Registered Nurse, Certified Caregivers/Nursing Assistants, Basic Life Support, CDL A with endorsements and advanced manufacturing.

Those interested in a new career pathway or an employer looking to find the right candidate, may contact NACOG for more information at 928-778-1422 or

Help Wanted

  • 588 employers
  • 2,898 job openings
  • 23 days average to fill positions

Job Seekers

  • 23 candidates per job opening
  • 126 candidates per employer
  • 75,000 candidates with desire to
    work in Yavapai County

Top Employment Trends

  • Registered Nurse/Certified Nursing
  • Assistant/Caregiver
  • CDL drivers
  • manufacturing
  • physical therapy
  • service based industry