WHAT IS AZ Job Connection?
AZ Job Connection is a website that provides free job matching tools and labor market, training, and education information to Arizona citizens. The site is made for four types of users: job seekers, employers, training providers, and ARIZONA@WORK Job Center staff. Job seekers can create resumes, apply for jobs, and search for training or education programs. Employers can create and manage job postings and search for qualified employees. Training and education providers can create accounts, apply to be included on the statewide eligible training provider list, and enter training program and training program performance information. ARIZONA@WORK Job Center staff use AZ Job Connection to support job seekers, employers, and training providers in meeting their goals.
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED?
AZ Job Connection automatically collects IP addresses and website usage information when you visit our website and may share this information with a data analytics partner. This helps us assess how our website is used, such as the number and frequency of visitors to each webpage and the length of their visits. AZ Job Connection collects cumulative data, such as the number of job searches performed or the number of times a job order is viewed. This data contains no personal information and is only used to evaluate site performance. Finally, the AZ Job Connection error logging system will collect your username with any error that occurs to help our technical staff resolve the error.
HOW IS THIS INFORMATION USED?
We use your information to better assist you in meeting your goals and to improve your experience on our website. We also use it to comply with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other state and federal reporting requirements. Please note that due to these requirements, personal data are retained unless you request it to be deleted, or per state data retention requirements. Requests to delete personal data must be sent to DERSHelpDesk@azdes.gov. Your request may be denied if you are a current Unemployment Insurance claimant or are currently receiving payments related to your participation in a workforce program.
We will not use this data for any commercial purpose.
When using AZ Job Connection, we may pass cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are information files that your web browser places on your device’s hard drive or temporarily in its memory when you visit the website. Cookies cannot damage your device nor can they read information from your hard drive. At AZ Job Connection, cookies are used to maintain your session as you move through our webpages. When you visit our website, AZ Job Connection sets a cookie that works like an identification card. Every time you visit a page from that point on, this "Identification (ID) Card" cookie is sent back to us. We can then use this "ID Card" to customize the site to best meet your needs.
HOW IS DATA SECURED?
To protect the information that AZ Job Connection collects, we maintain industry-standard security measures such as the following:
- Limiting the people who have access to our database servers;
- Masking the display of Social Security numbers;
- Using Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption to ensure that data passed between your browser and our web server remains private and secure; and,
- Using individual password protection so only you can access your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.
Remember that you also play a key role in security. When you are done using AZ Job Connection, log off and close your browser so no one can access your account. If you leave AZ Job Connection, remember that other websites have their own privacy policies or data collection practices, which may be different from ours. Review the privacy policies and data collection practices of those websites.
Be aware that if you voluntarily share information, such as your username, email address, or messages from AZ Job Connection, it may result in unsolicited contact from third parties. Such activities are beyond our control. Also, if you send your information to an employer or recruiter, AZ Job Connection is not responsible for the retention, use, or privacy practices of that employer or recruiter. For more information on how you can protect yourself on the internet, read our Protect Yourself page.
AZ Job Connection may update this policy from time to time. If we make major changes in the way we use or protect your personal information, we will post a clear announcement on our home page. If you have any questions about this policy or would like to contact the AZ Job Connection Privacy Officer, please email DERSHelpDesk@azdes.gov.