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Tips on what NOT to do during an interview

123rf.com: tomwang

There are lots of articles for what to do during an interview, but few focus on what NOT to do. Why is this important?  Because while leaving a positive impression during an interview may be hard, leaving a negative impression is easy.  With lots of candidates available, it doesn’t take much to be removed from… Read More →

Humana looking to hire 210 in Valley

Economy

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 →

Hundreds of healthcare jobs added to Arizona labor market

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Arizona’s healthcare sector has grown faster than the national average in the past year, and HealthPlanOne’s recent announcement to add hundreds of new jobs with its new Gilbert facility continues this trend in the Valley. One in every five jobs added in the state over the past year was in healthcare. The HPOne Gilbert facility… Read More →

45% of Arizona’s workers cannot earn a paid sick day

123rf.com: Kirill Ryzhov

A new fact sheet on Arizona’s workforce compiled by the National Partnership for Women & Families explores the impact of more than 934,000 workers in the state not being able to earn a single paid sick day. It focuses on the individuals and industries most affected by the lack of paid sick days, including children, restaurant workers… Read More →

TriWest Healthcare Alliance adding 300 jobs in Tempe

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Phoenix-based TriWest Healthcare Alliance held a leadership reception to celebrate the official opening of the TriWest Healthcare Alliance Administrative Service Center in Tempe. The opening of this facility is part of a company-wide workforce expansion and will bring 300 new jobs to Tempe, Ariz. As a partner to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), TriWest… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ plans Diversity & Inclusion Career Event

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BestCompaniesAZ is hosting its annual Diversity & Inclusion Career Event on Aug. 13 at the Hyatt Regency, 122 North Second St., Phoenix, AZ,  85004, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The BestCompaniesAZ Diversity & Inclusion Career Event is free to job seekers but advance registration is required. At the hiring event, a roster of award-winning companies are… Read More →

Tips for telecommuters and their managers

123rf.com: Freddy Arenas

Is telecommuting an option that employers and job seekers should consider? Nationally recognized employment expert Fred Coon believes that American business will continue to migrate to a telecommuting business model as costs are significantly reduced, morale is much higher and, with proper quality systems and controls in place, the product is generally better. Coon has… Read More →

ACA pursues job-driven talent development strategies

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Seven regional site teams across the United States have been selected to participate in the Communities that Work Partnership, a new joint project of the Workforce Strategies Initiative (AspenWSI) of the Aspen Institute and the Economic Development Administration of the US Department of Commerce. The Communities that Work Partnership (CTW Partnership) is an effort to… Read More →

Marriott earns Employer of the Year Award

From left to right: NDSC Executive Director, David Tolleson, Area VP and JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort GM, Steve Hart and NDSC Board President, Marilyn Tolbert
(Photo credit: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort)

The National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) presented the 2015 Employer of the Year Award to Marriott International during the NDSC’s annual awards banquet at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort on Saturday, June 27. Marriott was honored with the same award in 1989 for the company’s commitment to training and hiring individuals with Down syndrome and… Read More →

Job search tips for summer slow-down

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During the summer, companies slow down their hiring processes for a variety of reasons; this could be summer vacations for the hiring authorities in those companies or it might be due to the economy, which appears to slow in the summer. Either way, hiring slows down in the summertime. Historically hiring begins again in early… Read More →

How will overtime expansion impact Arizona business?

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The Department of Labor announced plans Tuesday to expand overtime guarantees to about 5 million salaried workers who are not now covered, including an estimated 100,000 white-collar workers in Arizona. The proposed rule would more than double the threshold at which a salaried worker has been ruled ineligible for overtime pay, from the current $23,660… Read More →

5 tips to advance your career over the summer

10 Re-careering Tips - AZ Business Magazine November/December 2011

Jason Dukes, founder of Captain’s Chair Coaching, a leading life, career and business coaching firm, says the summer can be a key time for individuals to advance their career. In fact it might be possible to reinvent yourself or rise above what has been holding you back. Here are Captain’s Chair Coaching’s Top 5 Tips for Advancing… Read More →

10 ways to be more likeable at the office

Creative Networking to Land a Job

Being good at what you do is obviously important, but being liked by your coworkers, colleagues and clients is just as important. Without the likeability factor, people are going to be less likely to want to work with you, which can have devastating consequences in business. Jacqueline Whitmore, an internationally-recognized etiquette expert, author and founder… Read More →

The world’s 10 most extreme jobs

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Think you’re having a tough day at the office? Try changing places with a crocodile physiologist. Check out 10 of the world’s most extreme jobs, including statistics on the average salaries, what the job entails and the dangers of the job.  View Interactive Version (via YourTradeBase).