Looking for a fun, flexible and rewarding part-time job? Want to make a difference in the community? Tempe is hosting an in-person job fair on Saturday, Aug. 28 to recruit awesome people for several positions in Parks & Recreation, Arts and Kid Zone positions. Students are encouraged to apply and all job opportunities can be previewed at tempe.gov/JobFair.
Park After Dark Free Vaccination Event
Check out Downtown Tempe’s Park After Dark for live music, outdoor activities and good times for the entire family. This Saturday, Aug. 28, will also include a free COVID-19 vaccination and testing event. Appointments are not required. Learn more.
Presentations include an update on Vision Zero, a data-driven traffic safety policy that takes an ethical approach towards achieving safety for all road users. Find the meeting agenda, details about how to participate and upcoming committee dates here.
Elevate Our Heros
Downtown Tempe Authority, in partnership with City of Tempe, recently launched a new military tribute banner program called Elevate Our Heroes. The program allows community members, businesses, or organizations to sponsor banners that honor a military member, living or deceased, local or not, through a full-color banner displayed in Downtown Tempe. Each banner can be customized with a name, branch of service, and official military photo of the service person. Banners will be displayed on Downtown Tempe’s iconic lamp posts in November 2021 and November 2022. After November 2022, banners will be returned to the sponsoring members or businesses as a keepsake. Orders are currently being accepted.
Small business grants
Arizona has launched the Back to Work Small Business Hiring and Retention Program to help small, locally-owned or operated businesses hire and retain employees. The grant program funds up to $10,000 in expenditures for employee hiring and retention efforts.
Special considerations will be given to small businesses impacted by recent wildfires and floods. The grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis and will undergo a peer review process. Funding must be distributed to new or existing employees within three months of the award. View the eligibility requirements, allowable uses of funds and application here.
Draft Character Area plan ready for public review and feedback on Aug. 27
The City of Tempe has been working with the community since March to create a character area plan for north Tempe. Now, a draft of that plan is ready for review. Offer feedback on the draft Papago/North Tempe Character Area Plan starting Aug. 27 and attend a Sept. 13 public meeting. Get details here.
Employers: take a business survey for the Tempe Chamber of Commerce
What kind of training of you need for your employees? Take this survey from the Tempe Chamber of Commerce and Rio Salado College and help them determine some future programs. You can win $100. Learn more.
Applications for Career Ready Tempe are open through Aug. 31
Tempe teens in 11th and 12th grade, apply now for an opportunity for a paid internship with a Tempe business this fall! Applications are open now through Aug. 31 for Career Ready Tempe.
Students who participate in the program learn valuable skills to prepare them for future jobs while also receiving career-readiness support. As part of the selection process, interviews are held to match applicants and employers. The program serves income-eligible Tempe youth who are in their junior and senior year of high school. Learn more and apply here: tempe.gov/CareerReadyTempe.
Tempe teens: Apply for Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission
Students in 9th – 11th grades are encouraged to apply for the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission (MYAC) to improve leadership skills, advocate for youth, get involved in the community, and provide vital input to the Tempe City Council and city departments. MYAC is open to students who attend a school in Tempe or live in Tempe. Open positions are limited – apply by Tuesday, Aug. 31. Details: tempe.gov/MYAC. Questions: Adrian Cascio, MYAC Advisor, at email@example.com or 480-858-2460.