New Project To Create 500 Jobs For Arizonans With Disabilities

News Release

February 5, 2019

PHOENIXGovernor Doug Ducey today joined The Precisionist Inc. (TPI) to announce the creation of over 500 jobs for individuals with a broad range of disabilities. Through an innovative partnership with Arizona businesses, known as the “Phoenix Precision Project,” participants in the program will receive training and employment opportunities in a broad range of fields such as software development, database analytics, accounting, data entry and more. 

The program is a collaboration between the Governor’s Office, TPI, Salt River Project, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and First Place® AZ, a Phoenix community offering housing, education and training to adults with autism. It is expected to create more than 500 Arizona jobs for adults with autism and other special abilities within the next three to five years—and about 1,000 total by 2025.

“Arizona is a place where opportunity for all means just that,” said Governor Ducey. “With this announcement from Precisionist, Arizona is helping fulfill our commitment to empower all Arizonans with meaningful opportunities to work. Thank you to all of our community partners and stakeholders who are working with Arizona to make this initiative a success and joining with us to make Arizona an Employment First state.”

In addition to providing employment opportunities, partners involved in the program will identify other potential companies to participate in the Phoenix Precision Project and support TPI’s goal of employing 10,000 people with autism and other disabilities in the United States by 2025.

For more information or if you are a business interested in joining the Phoenix Precision Project, please contact[email protected].

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