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WESTMARC says new data showcases West Valley’s skilled workforce

If the West Valley could speak for itself, it would confidently articulate that in addition to compromising 15 unique communities with more than 50,000 businesses, it also houses a population of 1.5 million people. With equal tenacity, the West Valley would share about “her” ever-growing robust workforce that includes Banner Health, Luke Air Force Base,… Read More →

8 signs it may be time to leave a job

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Making a decision about a career change is rarely an easy one. It can lead to feelings of stress and uncertainty. It can also be confusing when deciding whether or not one’s current work situation is tolerable or if it might significantly improve at a new organization. But what conditions should trigger a career move?… Read More →

4 things your worst salespeople can teach you

If you are a sales leader who leaves work frustrated because of the ineptitude of your sales team you are not alone.  The most recent State of Sales study released by SalesForce reveals that high-performing sales teams represent a mere 20 percent of all sales organizations. For leaders with aggressive growth and revenue mandates, meeting targets only… Read More →

Arizona heat wave could be hazardous to employees’ health

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Record-breaking temperatures—the likes of which we really haven’t seen since 1990—take a toll on everyone. This year’s Arizona heat has even grounded planes amid fears that tires could melt or gauges could be compromised. As the temperatures continue to soar, we are reminded of the extra precautions necessary to survive (literally) the hazards that accompany… Read More →

Orbital ATK opens Gilbert engineering facility, plans to hire 155

Orbital ATK

Virginia-based aerospace and defense firm Orbital ATK opened a 60,000-square-foot workspace in Gilbert for its engineers working on the satellites being manufactured next door. In the next five years, Orbital ATK will be hiring 155 employees to work at the satellite engineering facility, said Rick Kettner, Orbital ATK Gilbert site director. The engineering building opened… Read More →

Most employees feel no stress relief upon returning from PTO

Stressful lady in office

With summer officially upon us, many employees are looking forward to their vacations, but paid time off (PTO) restrictions, lack of managerial support and stress upon returning can all affect that well-planned trip, according to a survey released today by leadership development and conversation experts at Fierce, Inc.  Fierce surveyed over a thousand full-time employees… Read More →

The hidden landmine in Arizona’s earned paid sick time law

Arizona’s new earned paid sick time law goes into effect July 1. While employers scramble to comply with the accrual and notice provisions, one other aspect of the law presents a little-discussed hidden danger. If an employer takes an adverse employment action against an employee within 90 days of the employee using paid sick time, the law… Read More →

Is your business ready for mandatory paid sick leave?

If you own a business, you are likely aware that the state’s minimum wage was increased to $10 per hour in January, made possible by the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act. But is your business ready for part II of the law? That’s right, part II, which includes paid sick leave for Arizonans. The Fair… Read More →

Food-service jobs see record jump, despite wage increase

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Arizona added a record 15,100 food-service jobs in the first quarter of 2017, despite a voter-mandated Jan. 1 increase in the minimum wage that some analysts believed would cause a reduction in service industry jobs. Opponents of Proposition 206, which raised the minimum wage from $8.05 to $10 an hour, said one quarter’s worth of… Read More →

Abrazo Community Health Network hospitals host job fairs

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital

Abrazo Community Health Network’s six hospitals are hosting job fairs for clinical and allied health positions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14. Applicants are encouraged to bring their resume to the event.  The job fairs will be at: Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, 1930 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, 18701 N. 67thAve.,… Read More →

Humana looking to hire 110 at Phoenix job fair

Humana Inc., one of the country’s leading health and well-being companies, today announced plans to add 110 Telesales Specialists to its Direct Marketing Services (DMS) Telesales workforce in Phoenix. The jobs will support Humana’s Direct Marketing Services (DMS) call center at 2231 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, conveniently located in the Biltmore. The company is hosting… Read More →

Clayton Nash Real Estate plans to hire 1,200 this year

Arizona Multihousing Association Career and Job Fair

In today’s fast-paced world of real estate, the traditional approach to buying and selling homes is outdated.  Clayton Nash Real Estate, a new real estate brokerage rooted in technology and efficiency has launched in Arizona with a company philosophy that puts both real estate agents and homebuyers ahead of the curve. The company is headquartered… Read More →

Large employers seek new paradigm in workplace policies

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America’s top human resources executives are designing a workplace for the 21st century even as they take on challenges of uncertainty over federal and state policies, the “gig” economy, and the expectations of five generations of workers a report released today by HR Policy Association shows.  Representing the views of chief human resource officers of… Read More →

Vixxo has plans to hire 400 in 2017

Vixxo is celebrating its one-year anniversary with more than 800 associates aligned around its mission to reinvent the facilities industry – and establishing its presence as one of Arizona’s fastest growing companies. Vixxo, a national leader in facility and asset management solutions, blazed new trails in asset management and data analytics in 2016 and is positioned… Read More →