Job Creation Archives

AZ Big Media launches elite job board

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To help aid in the surging job market and provide employers and employees with like-minded business intentions with a direct link to each other, AZ Big Media has launched a free job board. “We wanted to provide the best businesses in Arizona with access to the most elite, business-minded employees in Arizona,” said Mike Atkinson,… Read More →

Hiring military veterans adds competitive edge

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During his military career, Capt. Eric Engquist negotiated mortar attacks, roadside bombs, ambushes and rocket grenades in the Iraqi desert, employing strategic planning and problem solving skills under extreme pressure. After eight years as an Army infantry officer, Engquist left the military to join corporate America, bringing those skills with him. Today he is the… Read More →

A booming baking business, despite autism

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It’s a story that’s been written many times: Young entrepreneur uses an old family recipe to launch a successful business. But this success story comes with a twist. Matt Resnik, a 23-year-old man with autism, is using his family’s biscotti recipe to build a bridge to independence. “Matt loves music and one of his favorite songs is ‘Hey Jude,’ by… Read More →

Super Bowl’s impact on economy may last long after game

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Jay Parry. Photo by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

Early in the planning process for the 2015 Super Bowl, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Jay Parry was giving a presentation to Greater Phoenix Leadership and she referred to some of national perceptions of Arizona as “misperceptions.” “An individual walked up to me after the presentation and said, ‘You did a great job, but… Read More →

11 new companies coming to High Street

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Just in time for the new year, High Street in Phoenix is welcoming 11 new companies to their family of tenants. Vacant spaces at High Street will soon be filled with an array of new businesses, including a vacation rental office, nail spa, tea shop and creative studio. The shopping, dining and entertainment destination located… Read More →

Startup Tuft & Needle aims to wake up mattress industry

John-Thomas Marino and Daehee Park.

Tucked away in the Levine Machine Building in the Phoenix Warehouse District, Tuft & Needle is a mattress company that is easily overshadowed in terms of scale by the big boys, namely Serta, Sealy, Simmons and Sterns and Foster. The local mattress maker, however, is growing rapidly, and it may just become a household name… Read More →

KEASY sweeps winning prize at SEED SPOT Demo Day

Meghan Martinez, Founder of KEASY, a keyless, digital lock that provides safe and efficient access to rental homes.

Move over, Silicon Valley – Arizona is becoming quite the hotbed for startups. Just ask the 800+ people who attended SEED SPOT’s fourth Demo Day event in Phoenix, designed to highlight local, up-and-coming entrepreneurs and their successful and inspiring new ventures. SEED SPOT, an incubator for socially-minded entrepreneurs, entertained a sell-out crowd at its Demo… Read More →

Klein creates Seed Spot to help innovators blossom

As co-founder and CEO of SEED SPOT, Courtney Klein has created a culture and environment that is unique and empowering for entrepreneurs in the Phoenix community. Photo by Robin Sendele, AZ Big Media

Entrepreneurs move fast in all directions and for Courtney Klein, it’s no different. From presenting to boards to attending festivals to competing in triathlons to being a full-time CEO, Klein is entrepreneurial in all facets of life. A few years ago, Klein was spending endless nights and weekends at local coffee shops talking to college… Read More →

Freeport-McMoRan grant empowers women

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Experience Matters, an organization that is creating a stronger, more vibrant community by connecting the skill and passion of experienced adults with nonprofits that need their help, announced today it has received a grant of $60,000 from Freeport-McMoRan. The grant, which will be matched by local resources for a total value of $120,000, will be… Read More →

Bioscience innovators will pitch at White Hat Investors

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Bioindustry Associations from across the Rocky Mountain Southwest Region are coming together to present an opportunity for Angels, Venture Capitalists and Strategic Investors to connect with the biotech and healthcare investment opportunities from across the Rocky Mountain Southwest states at White Hat Investors 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona on September 17 and 18, 2014. “The West… Read More →

Luke AFB Leases Land to APS for Solar Plant

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Luke Air Force Base and the state’s largest electric utility provider, Arizona Public Service, have partnered on a new solar power plant to be built on 100 acres of land located on the Base. Construction of the 10-megawatt facility – part of the APS AZ Sun Program – is expected to begin in the fourth… Read More →

Goodyear is U.S.’ 6th fastest-growing city

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The city of Goodyear is the sixth fastest-growing city in the United States, according to rankings released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday. The Census Bureau ranked the top 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. with San Marcos, Texas coming in as No. 1. The town of Gilbert, which came in at No. 12,… Read More →

OneRoof Energy Expands Phoenix Call Center

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OneRoof Energy, Inc., a complete solar services provider and subsidiary of OneRoof Energy Group, Inc., announced today that it plans to triple its existing call center from 40 full time employees to 120 full time employees, adding 80 jobs to the Phoenix market over the next twelve months. The call center expansion is necessary to… Read More →

Apple Manufacturing Plant Brings 1,300 Construction Jobs to Valley

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Apple Inc. says it will open a manufacturing plant in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa that will eventually employ 700 workers. About 1,300 construction jobs will also be created as the First Solar plant designed to make thin-film solar panels is converted. The company sold the plant last month. “Apple’s presence in the region will… Read More →