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Meet the Industry Leaders of Arizona

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The CEOs and CFOs of Arizona’s most dynamic and innovative companies are coming together for the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, a night of networking and celebration.  Each year, Az Business magazine presents the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

State Farm plans to hire 1,000 new employees

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In the first half of 2016, State Farm plans to hire 1,000 employees in the greater Phoenix area, and will hold a job fair on Tuesday, Jan. 12 in Mesa. The insurance firm plans to add more employees as it expands in the Phoenix area throughout the year. State Farm announced earlier in January it… Read More →

SiteLock, Nextiva are state’s fastest-growing tech firms

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Today, Deloitte released the 2015 Technology Fast 500, an annual ranking of the fastest growing North American companies in the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech sectors. StartApp claimed the top spot with a growth rate of 21,984 percent from 2011 to 2014. Based in New York, StartApp provides a free monetization and distribution… Read More →

Massage Envy Spa hiring 400 statewide

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Massage Envy Spa is looking to hire 400 new employees. As the popularity of massage therapy increases, so does the demand for qualified massage therapists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of massage therapists has a projected growth of 23 percent by 2022 — much faster than the average for all occupations. “At Massage… Read More →

FirstBank launches ‘Elevator Pitch’ contest in Arizona

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FirstBank, which has multiple banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, announced a new competition for businesses in Arizona. The competition, called the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” will kick off on Tuesday, October 12 and, only a few weeks later, award one winner with $20,000, courtesy of the bank. Contest participants will be… Read More →

Progressive plans to hire 150 in Phoenix

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The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies plans to fill nearly 1,400 jobs across the country by the end of 2015, including 150 new jobs in Phoenix. Positions include IT, Analyst, Call Center, Claims and Corporate roles and span locations from Austin, Texas to its headquarters in Mayfield Village, Ohio. Progressive has consistently been named a top workplace… Read More →

PayPal will host hiring event in Chandler

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Customer service professionals looking for a fast-pass into the growing tech scene in Greater Phoenix can meet with PayPal recruiters next week at the company’s Chandler Hiring Event. PayPal, one of the world’s largest e-commerce firms, and are continuing to hire new employees to its Chandler location this fall. PayPal’s Arizona facility was voted the Best Place to Work… Read More →

Cannabis Career Fair kicks off Southwest Cannabis Conference

Operations Manager of 3D Cannabis Center Christie Lunsford (cq) in Denver, Colorado, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. 

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The Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo (SWCCE) will host an all day career fair from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., October 26, at the Phoenix Event Center, 245 East Jackson Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The early networking event will take place one day prior to the inaugural SWCCE convention, catering to Arizona cannabis employers and employees.… Read More →

Five trends to watch in the labor market

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Burning Glass Technologies, using its “big data” analysis of millions of online job postings, highlights five trends workers should watch.  While the longer-term impact to the job market of recent developments in China and the global stock markets have yet to be assessed, the job market is finally strengthening after years of slow recovery from… Read More →

Humana looking to hire 210 in Valley

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Humana Inc. is hiring more than 210 new, full-time jobs this month. Positions include: Humana Pharmacy, Humana’s mail order pharmacy service, is hiring 30 pharmacy technicians and pharmacy tech-in-training positions at its Glendale office, located at 8990 W. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, Ariz. Some positions have the potential to transition to work at home arrangements. Humana Pharmacy… Read More →

Inpro Corporation expands manufacturing to Mesa

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 Inpro CorporationTM recently acquired Fireline 520TM, LLC, one of the nation’s premier designers and manufacturers of fire barriers for expansion joints, to broaden their life-safety offerings, within Inpro’s JointMaster Division. Now, in addition to the Fireline 520 facility in Buffalo, New York, they are manufacturing Fireline 520 products out of their Mesa, Arizona facility, underscoring… Read More →

Mt. Baker Vapor relocates to Mesa

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Mt. Baker Vapor has officially announced their plans to relocate their operations from Bellingham, Wash. to Mesa after the introduction of legislation seeking taxation on the sale of their products, ultimately impacting Mt. Baker Vapor’s operations. Founded in March 2011, Mt. Baker Vapor has grown rapidly alongside the burgeoning vaping movement. They have the distinction… Read More →

Amazon expands in Phoenix with onsite classroom

Zeke Barrera is one of the many Amazon associates who take advantage of Amazon’s Career Choice Program and the new onsite classroom. He recently finished a course in computer technology offered through Maricopa Corporate College and taught in the new onsite classroom.

Arizona State Representative Diego Espinoza and administrators from Maricopa Corporate College joined Amazon leadership and associates at a special event to formally open its new Career Choice Classroom. The Career Choice Program is an innovative benefit that pre-pays 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether they are related to… Read More →

Developers say building to begin soon for PhoenixMart

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Nearly four years ago, Casa Grande officials announced that developers had planned to build a massive international trade center on the edges of the city. PhoenixMart would attract more than 1,700 vendors, establish nearly 8,000 jobs and provide a combined annual payroll of more than $300 million, officials had said. They anticipated the 1.5 million… Read More →