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Arizona unemployment rate drops to 5.4%

Arizona unemployment rate

Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.5 percent in February to 5.4 percent in March, according to the Arizona Office of Employment and Population Statistics. The U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 4.9 percent in February to 5.0 percent in March, according to the report released Thursday. A year… Read More →

ZipRecruiter expands into Tempe, adds 238 jobs

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A technology-based recruiting firm, ZipRecruiter, is opening a new sales and customer service office at Hayden Ferry Lakeside in Tempe, and plans to hire 238 employees over the next five years, according to a statement Gov. Doug Ducey tweeted Monday morning. This is the firm’s first expansion outside of its home offices in Santa Monica as the… Read More →

Thirsty Lion Gastropub looking to hire 100

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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill is excited about the opening of its third Arizona location at SanTan Village in Gilbert, and is looking to fill 100 positions. Following the success of their first two valley locations that opened in the Valley, at Tempe Marketplace and at Scottsdale Fashion Square, the gastropub will open its doors of… Read More →

Staffing employment grew 2.6% in 2015

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U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.3 million temporary and contract workers per week in 2015, up 2.6 percent from 2014, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. During all of 2015, staffing companies hired a total of 15.9 million temporary and contract employees—the highest number since 2000. The average length… Read More →

DoubleDutch will open new office in Phoenix

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and the City of Phoenix today join DoubleDutch, a leading global provider of mobile event apps, in announcing the company’s expansion to Phoenix, Arizona. DoubleDutch plans to add 30 employees to this regional office by the end of the year and will use the new location to expand geographic… Read More →

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 →