As the business panorama continues to evolve, when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent, companies across various industries are facing a significant challenge. In Arizona and Nevada, this is particularly true when it comes to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
According to recent data, there is a significant gap between the number of STEM professionals needed in 2023 and the number of STEM students graduating from universities in Nevada and Arizona. This gap is particularly concerning given the growing number of new companies that are investing in and arriving in these states.
The demand for STEM professionals is expected to grow significantly in both states, but the number of students graduating with STEM degrees is not keeping up with this demand.
To make matters more challenging, the urge of STEM professionals is being increased by the arrival of new companies in the region. In 2023 alone, several new companies will be investing in Arizona, each of which will require a significant number of STEM professionals and technicians to operate effectively.
For example, there is a manufacturer of medical equipment who will be investing millions of dollars to establish a new facility in Phoenix, Arizona. This facility will require at least 200 STEM professionals and technicians to operate, so the company has already begun recruiting top talent from the area.
Similarly, a manufacturer of electrical equipment will be investing millions of dollars to establish a new facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. This facility will require at least 50 STEM professionals and technicians to operate, so the company has also begun recruiting top talent from the region.
These are just a few examples of the many new companies that will be arriving in Arizona and Nevada in 2023, each of which will require a significant number of STEM professionals and technicians to operate effectively.
Given this reality, companies across various industries must take proactive steps to attract and retain top talent. This may involve offer development and compensation packages, investing in employee training and development, and providing opportunities for advancement and growth within the company.
At the same time, it is also important for individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM fields to take advantage of the many resources and opportunities available to them. This may include pursuing higher education, participating in internships or other experiential learning opportunities, and staying informed of the latest industry trends and developments.
In this regard, Arizona and Nevada are doing a good job with initiatives to increase the number of STEM graduates, as well as organizing and supporting training for the workforce, however, it will be impossible to fulfill all the STEM positions in Arizona and Nevada with local professionals and graduates in the next 5 years.
The solution that Workforce in Motion offers
Workforce in Motion offers a solution to the gap in the workforce in Arizona and Nevada. We support companies to find Mexican skilled STEM graduates and technicians, from entry level to experienced workers, ready to work in Arizona.
Our immigration expert takes care of all the visa process for the company and for the talent to be ready to work within 2 months. You don’t need to hire an expensive immigration law firm; we manage all the visa process.
The benefits of using our services
There are many benefits of using our services, including:
- The professionals will be ready to work withing 2 months. We take care of all the visa process for the company and for the professionals.
- We can support companies with qualified professionals who speak at least English and Spanish
- The professionals will have experience working in a different country in a STEM profession
- All of these aspects will help your team diversity and performance with unique skills
You may refer to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science and Engineering Indicators report for data on STEM graduates in Arizona and Nevada.