Access Points

[email protected] Pinal County offers self-service Access Point locations for job seekers to access online resources such as;

job searching, filing for unemployment insurance, resume guidance and occasional workshops.

 

Please complete the brief sign in process Here

Visit the wesbites below to begin your job search

 AZJobConnection (use this link to register with [email protected]), Indeed, Pinal County

Need help with your resume? Take a look at these resume templates to help guide you.

Chronological Resume and Functional Resume

Access Point Locations

Chronological Resumes

  • The chronological resume seems to be the most popular format used. 
  • Usually it will contain an objective and/or career summary statement and a chronological listing (from most recent to past) of all your employers along with related accomplishments. 
  • This type of resume is good for someone who is experienced within a specific field and wishes to stay in that field.
  • Use with caution if you are changing careers or have changed jobs frequently

Some of the advantages of a chronological Resume include:

  • This format is widely used and will be recognizable to most employers
  • Chronological Resumes clearly show promotions and positions held. 
  • Career growth could look favorable to a potential employer.
  • Resumes formatted in a chronological manner are logical and easy to read

Some of the disadvantages of a chronological Resume include:

  • Any gaps in employments will stand out
  • Frequent job changes will easily be noticed and could deter an employer from considering you for and interview
  • If you have limited work experience and transferable skills, both are emphasized in this format.

Functional Resumes

Functional resumes rely on strategically grouping key skills into different categories to demonstrate a candidate's qualifications and expertise for a particular job. 

  • This skills-based focus allows you to emphasize your strengths and soft-pedal a flawed or absent employment record. 

A functional Resume may be right for you if:

  • You've held a number of different or unrelated jobs during a relatively short period of time and are worried about being   labeled as a job-hopper, the functional resume (also known as a "skills-based format") could be the answer for you.
  • This resume format can also work well for those entering the workforce for the first time or after a long absence (such as recent grads with no prior formal work experience, stay-at-home moms or dads now seeking outside employment, or caregivers who have spent a year or more treating an ill or aging family member.
  • If it could also be a good choice if your prior work experience is more relevant to your current job target than what you're doing presently.

Some of the advantages of a functional Resume include:

  • Emphasizes skills rather than positions

  • Masks gaps in employment by placing work history towards the bottom of the resume

  • Logically organize varying experiences

Some of the disadvantages of a functional Resume include:

  • Lacks information for employers
  • Doesn’t emphasize growth
  • Often lacks dates showing length of jobs

Apply for UI Benefits

Note: For New Military or Federal claims only, please contact (602) 542-5954 (during normal business hours - 8:00AM to 5:00PM MST)

The following information is required to file a new application for regular UI benefits or to file an additional UI claim (an additional claim is filed when you have a benefit year that has not yet expired, you found a job that has now ended and have become unemployed again).

  • Your Social Security Number.

  • AZ Driver's License or AZ State Issued ID (Note: you may still complete your application without these two items).

  • Your mailing address, city, state and ZIP code.

  • If you live in Arizona, know the county where you reside.

  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers of all your employers for the last 18 months.

  • The last day you worked immediately prior to filing your UI claim.

  • If you received severance, vacation, holiday or payment for unused sick pay: give the amount (before deductions) and the date it was paid to you.

  • The name and local number of your union hall, if applicable.

  • Alien Registration Number, if applicable.

  • Copy # 4 of your DD Form 214 if released from the military in the last 18 months*

  • SF 8 or SF 50 if employed in Federal Civilian service in the last 18 months*

  • If you are collecting a pension (other than Social Security), you will need the start date of the pension and the monthly benefit amount.

* Fax a copy of SF8 SF-50 or DD214 form to (602) 364-1416 or Email a copy to [email protected]

The Initial Claims Online Application is available from 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 5 p.m. Friday each week. 

Please note that this same online system is used to reopen an existing claim. Meaning: you have a benefit year that has not yet expired, you stopped filing weekly claims for reasons other than returning to work and you now wish to begin filing for weekly benefits again.

It is a felony to misrepresent or fail to disclose facts or to make false statements in order to obtain or increase benefits. If you knowingly make a false statement or withhold information in order to collect unemployment insurance benefits to which you are not entitled, the Arizona Department of Economic Security may take civil or criminal action against you. Criminal action may result in a fine and/or imprisonment. In addition, you will be required to repay the amount you received illegally as well as penalty amounts which are added to each week that was fraudulently claimed. As part of our fraud prevention efforts, the Department regularly conducts several types of audits to detect improper benefit payments. View more information about Unemployment Insurance Fraud

For more information on Unemployment click HERE

File Weekly Claim

The weekly claim filing process (also referred to as weekly certification) is used to verify that you were unemployed during the week and are eligible to receive benefit payments (provided that you qualify monetarily and are determined eligible to receive benefits). Weekly claims are filed by individuals who have applied for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits and/or have an existing Arizona Unemployment Insurance Claim with a monetary balance (meaning, you still have money remaining in your total benefit entitlement).

Notice: On August 3, 2018, changes to Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) § 23-776 enacted in
Senate Bill 1398 take effect.  Review the full notice.

To apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits, or if you already have a benefit year that hasn't expired and want to restart filing for benefits after a break (due to employment or some other reason), use the same online application that you used to initially apply for benefits.

Information Needed to File Weekly Claims:

  • PIN (I don't remember my PIN)

  • Reporting Wages (Why and How to Report)

  • Record of work search for the week being claimed.

The online Weekly Claims System is available from 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Friday (except on certain State holidays).

Important Information - Unemployment Insurance Fraud is a Felony!

In an effort to prevent improper payments of benefits, the Department regularly audits Unemployment Insurance claims.

Overpaid benefits may be recovered by diverting either your Arizona or federal income tax refunds (or both)

Not reporting earnings can result in legal action

You may be prosecuted for withholding or falsifying information to obtain or increase your benefits

Penalty for false statements: It is a felony to misrepresent or fail to disclose facts or to make false statements in order to obtain or increase benefits. If you knowingly make a false statement or withhold information in order to collect unemployment insurance benefits to which you are not entitled, the Arizona Department of Economic Security may take civil or criminal action against you. Criminal action will result in a fine and/or imprisonment. In addition, you will be required to repay the amount you illegally received.