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Hiring our heroes: Putting veterans back to work

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Workforce

Having served in the U.S. military not only made me a stronger person but it taught me skills to succeed in the workplace as well. As a U.S. Army Ranger, one of my most fulfilling assignments was liberating villages in Afghanistan and Iraq. And then some of our toughest work would begin as we set… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ hosting military career event Feb. 22

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Better polish those resumes, because the annual BestCompaniesAZ Military Career Event is just around the corner. Attendance is free, but registration is required at BestCompaniesAZ’s military career event on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the North Phoenix Baptist Church Conference Center at 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. This hiring… Read More →

Education and health services showed most job growth in Arizona in 2016

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Arizona has shown job growth in a majority of its employment areas in the past year, which experts hope will continue through 2017. The Office of Economic Opportunity’s latest jobs report indicated six of the 11 employment sectors gained jobs over the year. Nonfarm employment gained about 32,000 jobs over the year, according to the… Read More →

Cultivating company culture in remote teams

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Culture: it’s been around since the dawn of human existence and, whether consciously created or organically developed, it serves to uphold values, maintain goals and shape attitudes and interactions. Smart employers recognize that this element of human nature is pivotal in cultivating a work environment that supports both staff fulfillment and company success. According to… Read More →

Two tech firms looking to hire 700 in Tempe

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Two technology companies are expanding in Tempe, with plans to add about 700 jobs between the two firms, according to an announcement from the City of Tempe. After hiring nearly 200 people in Tempe recently, ZipRecruiter is planning to expand its Tempe workforce by adding more jobs through 2017. The firm hopes to have a… Read More →

ADP plans to add 250 jobs in Tucson

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Looking for a job? New Jersey-based Human resources management software firm, ADP, is adding 250 jobs to its Tucson location. The company will now have 400 employees in Tucson and nearly 2,000 in Arizona with the additional 250 employees who will work at the 49,543-square-foot space at the company’s facility at 5451 E. Williams Blvd.,… Read More →

Law firm to host seminar on new minimum wage compliance

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon PLC is hosting a seminar that will go over the new minimum wage and paid sick time regulations that will be enacted through Prop. 206 next year. The seminar will be held on Jan. 18 with a presentation by Attorneys Chris M. Mason and Otto S. Shill, III. Check in for the event begins… Read More →

$700M electric car manufacturing facility in Casa Grande announced

A screenshot of a Lucid Motors electric car  from the livestream of the announcement event. (Screenshot courtesy of Lucid Motors)

Casa Grande will soon be home to a $700 million electric car manufacturing facility that plans to employ 2,000 full-time workers, according to an announcement made by Gov. Doug Ducey. California-based Lucid Motors picked Casa Grande as the site for a manufacturing facility that will build the firm’s luxury electric cars, Ducey said during the Tuesday afternoon… Read More →

Chase to hire 200, will host Nov. 29 job fair

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Chase has 200 job openings for experienced and inexperienced individuals in the Phoenix market, and is hosting a job fair to fill the positions. The job fair will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Phoenix Chase Tower, 201 N. Central Ave. The financial institution is hiring for… Read More →

Arizona incomes grew 3 percent in 2015, slightly off national pace

Personal income rose 3 percent from 2014 to 2015 in Arizona, to an average of $39,156 - slower than the national 3.7 percent growth and below the U.S. $48,112 average. (Photo by Hamed Al-Raisi/Creative Commons)
by in AZ Business Magazine | Workforce

Personal income grew 3 percent last year in Arizona, mirroring a national increase of 3.7 percent that year as the nation continued to rebound from the recession, new government data shows. The report last week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis said average income in the state grew to $39,156 – compared to $48,112 for… Read More →

7 things needed to implement Arizona’s new paid sick time law

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal | Workforce

Now that Prop. 206 has passed, here is a comprehensive analysis of the Paid Sick Time provision (PST) and primer on what Arizona employers need to know — and do — to get ready before July 1, 2017, when the law takes effect. Who Is Covered?  Employers: Virtually every private employer with employees in Arizona,… Read More →

Banner Health helps veterans through ‘Hiring Our Heroes’

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Banner Health is helping military veterans obtain meaningful employment through the Hiring Our Heroes program, a national organization associated with the U.S. Chambers of Commerce that works with veterans transitioning to civilian life. Master Sgt.  Alen Schulze, a telecommunication operations chief at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is one of two Hire Our Heroes corporate fellowship program graduates recently hired… Read More →

Know the difference between edutainment and productive training

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Workforce

Let’s take a look at two professional trainers—let’s call them Joan and Jack. Both Jack and Joan are energetic trainers who get their audiences laughing quickly. They will both do whatever it takes—using props or asking trainees to do silly things—to illustrate a concept or get their trainees excited and engaged. And when trainees leave… Read More →

Just how could the minimum wage increase impact Arizona?

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Workforce

The minimum wage is being increased among many U.S. states, and Arizona could be next. The Nov. 8 ballot holds many choices that will impact Arizona’s future. Not only will voters have the opportunity to vote for the next president, but they will also be able to vote on raising the minimum wage. Proposition 206… Read More →