The COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy toll on many businesses and their employees. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, of the 18.1 million people unemployed in June 2020, 11.4 million were unable to work because their employer closed up shop. The other unemployed individuals were either laid off, already unemployed, or unable to work. Fortunately, Arizona employment rates are coming back stronger than ever!
Dorn Policy Group, Inc. is one of Arizona’s leading government relations firms that specialize in maximizing your business’s success. We accomplish this by strategically giving you a voice that is heard by key policymakers in your community. Read our article below and learn why Arizona employment is setting an example for the rest of the United States.
Arizona Employment Levels During the Pandemic
According to Tuscon.com in June 2020, more than 1.6 million Arizonans were collecting some form of unemployment benefits. The pandemic hit many businesses, but it especially hurt those in the hospitality, travel, and tourism, and restaurant industries. In retrospect, that number would grow even higher in the following months due to various factors. However, the tide is beginning to turn.
Arizona Employment is Coming Back
A recent study conducted by the Office of Economic Opportunity found that Arizona’s labor force has exceeded pre-pandemic levels. This is great news for businesses across the Copper State, as they begin to open back up and experience renewed excitement from consumers. Additionally, the situation is even better for private sector employers, recovering 98% of the employees before the pandemic. People are looking for work and with businesses returning to normal operations, there are many new opportunities. But, there still is an issue.f
Renewed Employment Leads to New Advocacy
With a resurgence of employment occurring, now is the time to consider strong advocacy to protect your business. Elected officials are constantly discussing legislation that impacts businesses across Arizona, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a seat at the table.
When you partner with a government relations firm like Dorn Policy Group, Inc., you’re not just getting our support. You gain an invaluable partner that advocates for your success. With nearly 60 years of combined experience, we’re experts in obtaining the results you need for success. Contact us today to learn more about our services and what we can do for you.