Building a better community - one organization, one career at a time

aka Career Connectors   |   Gilbert, AZ   |

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EIN: 45-3042629


To connect professionals in career transition to hiring companies and quality resources.

Ruling year info


Founder and CEO

Jessica Pierce

Main address

3317 S Higley Rd Ste 114272

Gilbert, AZ 85297 USA

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Subject area info


Business and industry

Human services

Population served info


Unemployed people

Self-employed people


NTEE code info

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We elevate communities by empowering jobseekers, employers and community partners. We are the driving force behind: • Equipping jobseekers with cutting-edge resources, workshops, coaching and HOPE! • Connecting job seekers and employers through virtual/in-person hiring events, outplacement services and grant initiatives • Bringing together workforce agencies to amplify engagement, serve targeted communities and positively impact change We deeply understand the transformative power of employment. Our efforts eliminate unsolved barriers, creating a community where everyone has opportunity to thrive in a fulfilling career.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Job Support Event

Three events each month held around the Phoenix area. The events include a keynote speaker with high level resources and inspiration, 4 employers that are hiring and multiple job resources (resume writers, LinkedIn coaches, career coaches, photographer, etc).

Population(s) Served

Host 2 programs each year: one that support military/veterans and another that supports diversity candidates. These are larger career fairs with approximately 50 hiring companies focused on hiring in these specific segments.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Self-employed people

Support employees as they are being laid off from an organization. We host job search workshops and career events specific to the audience being affected by the lay-off.

Population(s) Served

Each year before Summer break, Career Connectors hosts in person, on-site career fairs for high school aged students. Employers that attend include many local business, military and county recruiters, non-profit recruiters and several others.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Job Support Event

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To empower jobseekers, socially responsible employers and strong communities to come together to foster sustainable growth, opportunity, and shared prosperity.

Business Plan Goals:
1. Regional Expansion: Expand our business operations beyond Maricopa County to cover the entire state of Arizona, strategically establishing a strong presence in key cities and rural communities. This includes developing partnerships with local organizations, employers, and government agencies to leverage their networks and resources in the expansion process.
2. Market Penetration: Increase market penetration across the southwestern United States by identifying target regions and implementing targeted marketing and outreach strategies. This involves conducting market research to understand regional employment dynamics, competition, and customer preferences, allowing us to tailor our services and offerings to specific regional needs.
3. Scalable Infrastructure: Build a scalable infrastructure capable of supporting the expanded business operations. This includes investing in technology systems, software, and resources to ensure seamless connectivity and efficient operations across multiple locations. Additionally, focus on developing a robust talent acquisition and management strategy to attract and retain skilled personnel to drive growth in new markets.

• Jobseeker workshops
• Jobseekers coaching: LinkedIn, career coaching, financial, resume
• Hiring events – in person and virtual
• High school career exploration and hiring events
• Outplacement services
• Talent acquisition / HR support Consulting
• Specialized programs for various communities: Diversity, Veterans, Women, Colleges, High Schools

Infrastructure to support monthly recurring, industry specific and jobseeker training virtual meetings. Partnership and grant awards to support local, county based and several other types of in-person events that bring together employers and job-seekers; examples include Veterans, high schools, locale (Globe, Avondale, Pinal County), and industry (Finance, Banking, Healthcare, Transporation and Warehousing, Fastest Growing, and many more).

Events hosted over the past three years:
2020 - 41 Events (virtual and in-person), 4091 attendees
2021 - 29 Events (virtual and in-person), 2155 attendees
2022 - 31 Events (virtual and in-person), 2859 attendees


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.00 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of CAREER CONNECTORS NETWORK’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $12,327 -$66,281 -$27,816 $3,581 $49,347
As % of expenses 4.7% -23.1% -10.2% 1.7% 18.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $11,669 -$67,094 -$28,679 $3,257 $48,923
As % of expenses 4.4% -23.3% -10.5% 1.5% 18.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $259,653 $221,147 $244,661 $214,276 $312,762
Total revenue, % change over prior year 62.7% -14.8% 10.6% -12.4% 46.0%
Program services revenue 84.6% 88.5% 94.7% 55.8% 20.2%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 36.0% 12.7%
All other grants and contributions 15.4% 11.5% 5.3% 8.2% 67.1%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $261,906 $287,428 $272,567 $210,695 $263,415
Total expenses, % change over prior year 28.6% 9.7% -5.2% -22.7% 25.0%
Personnel 60.4% 75.4% 75.1% 76.7% 81.1%
Professional fees 19.9% 6.9% 11.3% 13.4% 4.1%
Occupancy 2.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 16.7% 17.6% 13.6% 9.9% 14.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $262,564 $288,241 $273,430 $211,019 $263,839
One month of savings $21,826 $23,952 $22,714 $17,558 $21,951
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $969 $0 $0 $750
Total full costs (estimated) $284,390 $313,162 $296,144 $228,577 $286,540

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 5.4 2.1 1.0 1.5 3.4
Months of cash and investments 5.4 2.1 1.0 1.5 3.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.4 2.1 1.0 1.5 3.4
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $118,566 $51,316 $23,500 $27,081 $75,678
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $3,341 $4,311 $4,311 $4,311 $5,061
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 51.9% 59.1% 79.1% 86.6% 82.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $120,174 $53,080 $24,401 $27,658 $76,581
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $120,174 $53,080 $24,401 $27,658 $76,581

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder and CEO

Jessica Pierce

Jessica founded Career Connectors in 2009 after the economy had a personal impact on her family. Originally started as a small volunteer group to help write resumes, it quickly turned into a larger organization helping people get back to work. She is now the Executive Director of Career Connectors as well as a known speaker, trainer and career transition expert. Jessica brings a strong background in organizational development techniques, career coaching, DISC behavioral assessment, training and development, pre-employment assessments, outplacement services and hiring.\r\n\r\nJessica recently spoke at The White House in the Forum on Job Clubs in United States, her focus being on employer engagement. She was also named as one of Phoenix's 40 Under Forty in 2011, the premier program honoring the best young leaders in the Phoenix metro market and an award recipient of the 2013 Arizona Foothill's Women Who Move the Valley, then also an award nominee for the 2014 Phoenix Chamber of Commerce's Athena Awards. Jessica has been featured in the Arizona Republic, on NBC Channel 12, ABC Channel 15, SimplyHired and multiple other radio and newspaper outlets.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 08/30/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Linda Luman


Term: 2021 - 2023

Doris Savron

University of Phoenix

Bill Serva

Moon Valley Nurseries CTO

Kristy Bach

Know Your Talents

Kevin Dumcum


Jian Boldi

Financial Consultancy

Deanne Russel

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Linda Luman


Robert Stenson

Mattie Cummins

Celebrations LLC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/25/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

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