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$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 →

Humana plans to hire more than 100 in Tempe

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Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is hiring more than 100 new, full-time jobs this month. Humana Pharmacy, Humana’s mail-order pharmacy service, is hiring now for more than 100 Customer Care Specialist and Pharmacy Customer Care Advocates positions at its Tempe call center, located at 7333 S. Hardy Drive, Suite 102 in Tempe. Customer Care Specialists respond directly… Read More →

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services earns workplace honor

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The Arizona Psychological Association (AZPA) has recognized Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H)’s dedication and commitment to providing a positive, supportive workplace by presenting SB&H with a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award. “We are honored and proud to receive this distinction from the AZPA,” said Jeff Jorde, SB&H President/CEO. “Our staff are the foundation of our… Read More →

Is there a Donald Trump in your workplace?

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The rise of Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president has opened the discussion among many about bullying in business. Research shows that a vast majority of people (72 percent) regularly deals with, or are victims of, this type of bullying behavior in their workplace. Sadly, the majority of workplace-bully situations are only resolved when… Read More →

How much can crying during job reviews impact career?

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Men who cry during a negative performance review at work are more likely to receive lower performance evaluations, decreased assessments of leadership ability and more negative written recommendations, according to a new study by researchers with the University of Arizona Eller College of Management. The study, entitled “Boys, Don’t Cry: Gender and Reactions to Negative… Read More →

New co-working space opening at SkySong

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A new co-working space will be unveiled on October 19 at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center — and will feature some incredible pieces of old-time Americana. The space is located on the ground floor in SkySong 1, and is named 1951@SkySong for the year Scottsdale was incorporated. The space is a next step in… Read More →

ARIZONA@WORK earns $3 million for youth programs

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Workforce

ARIZONA@WORK received more than $3 million for its youth programs thanks to a near-perfect performance rating. ARIZONA@WORK is a network that develops the state’s workforce and matches employers with job seekers to strengthen Arizona’s economy. “In the final metrics for Phoenix Youth 2015, we exceeded all youth performance measures except for one, which was attainment… Read More →

Nextiva named one of the country’s best workplaces

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Nextiva, an industry-leading cloud communications company, today announced that it has earned a place among the country’s Best Small and Medium Workplaces recently announced by consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune. Nextiva won this accolade based on employees’ anonymous responses to an extensive survey about their levels of trust, pride and camaraderie at… Read More →