Job Creation Archives

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


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


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

Chandler Innovation Center

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


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


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. 

Photo by Matt Nager

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


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


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


 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


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


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 →

Plexus Worldwide ranked among top direct-selling firms

The 2015 DSN Awards Ceremony in Dallas, Texas.

Scottsdale-based Plexus Worldwide, a leading direct-marketing weight-loss and health-supplement seller that was recently named No. 8 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies, announced it was named No. 30 on the Direct Selling News (DSN) List of Top 50 Revenue-Generating Companies in Direct Selling within the United States, and No. 56 on its Global 100… Read More →

BankWork$ partners With AWEE on career training

A Guide to Applying for a Bank Loan

Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) will partner with BankWork$™ to deepen its long-time work with adults from low-income and minority communities and those with barriers to employment. The partnership to prepare workers for careers in the financial services industry comes as BankWork$™ continues its $4-million national expansion to 15 cities by 2019. “AWEE is… Read More →