Direct Hire Employment Services

SJW has been providing wholistic employment services for over 35 years. All a client needs to utilize our free services is 2 forms of ID (per I-9) and a willingness to work. We continue to meet clients where they are at both our Phoenix and Mesa offices without a referral or appointment.

Because we were able to see over 10,000 new clients last FY, we were able to transition to only supporting direct hire employment. This means that assisting those who have obtained quick employment through contract or temp to hire staffing is no longer promoted or supported at SJW. We have transitioned to our Preferred Business Partner (PBP) model where we work with local businesses to promote quality long term direct hire employment. This not only helps businesses fill their open positions with qualified applicants, but helps our clients get in front of hiring managers in a timely manner.

To qualify as a PBP the employer:

Must Offer a Minimum of $17hr
Offer Benefits
Provide the Opportunity for Advancement in the Company

Our PBP’s are also able to refer new hires to SJW for resources and have the ability to refer their team members suffering from housing insecurity to our Workforce Villages program. Should there be any reduction in workforce, our PBP’s can refer their staff back to SJW for assistance with new employment opportunities. It can be frustrating and time consuming for businesses that utilize staffing companies to fill positions or online job search platforms. We are looking to create a new connection to marry our clients to these opportunities to build a better community.

We currently have 35 PBP’s and are looking to build this out to 100 over the next 12 months. If you know of a business we can reach out to please contact:

Dan Dilzer
Outreach Manager
(602) 321-5509
[email protected]

Employment Service Resources

Our services assist individuals who are serious about getting employed with more than just finding a quality job. Below is a list of the resources we offer.

One-on-One Job Coaching

Resume Support

Uniform Assistance


Basic Tools

Interview Preparation

Safety Equipment

Job Skills Certifications

Do You Already
Have a Job?

we still want to help

If you have secured employment within the past 30 days, we want to make sure you have everything you need to succeed! All you have to do is provide us with valid proof of employment in the form of a recent pay stub or offer letter from the business, and we can provide you the support that you need. Offer letters can be emailed to [email protected].

Offer Letter Must Contain:

  • Your Full Name
  • Position / Job Title
  • Hours Per Week
  • Hourly Pay
  • Must Originate from Company (Non-Public) Domain Email Address
  • Start Date

Job Must Be:

  • W2 Employment
  • Pay Minimum Wage or Higher
  • 25-40 Hours Per Week
  • Direct Hire
  • Not App-Based, Event-Based, Seasonal, or 1099

Reach Out to Employment Services

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our employment specialists!