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How much freedom of speech is allowed in the workplace?

mercury

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) recently fined basketball teams Indiana Fever, New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and their players after the women wore all-black warmup gear to support the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Due to public outcry against the decision, the WNBA later removed the fine. However, the issue sparked a debate across the… Read More →

NLRB permit temporary employees to vote in union elections

workforce

Over the last seven + years, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board or NLRB) has consistently expanded collective bargaining rights in a variety of employment settings. Continuing that trend, the NLRB has now reversed over a decade of precedent and ruled that outside temporary employees supplied to a “user” employer, and the user employer’s… Read More →

What to do about Pokémon Go in the workplace

Tech trends

It seemed to come out of nowhere. Last week, the mobile app that has been driving everyone wild, Pokémon Go, launched on Android and iOS. Chances are you or someone you know has played the game that gets folks moving about to catch ’em all. Naturally, an app that draws people to look at their phone,… Read More →

New Science Center chair hopes to draw more girls to STEM

Cancer research

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women hold fewer than 25 percent of STEM jobs. As the new chairman of the board for Arizona Science Center, Barbara Lockwood hopes to change that statistic, by inspiring young women and girls with her leadership. When asked how she plans to inspire Arizona young women and girls… Read More →

How can you motivate Millennials in the workplace?

Millennials

Many millennials say they change jobs every two to three years. That’s not something that any company wants to hear.  What are the best ways to motivate, engage and retain your millennial employees, and what should you not do? Lisa Copeland is a global workplace expert specializing in culture, engagement, leadership and teamwork.  Her team… Read More →

Arizona ranks as 2nd worst state for Millennials

Phoenix

Based on Moneyrates’ analysis, North Dakota found itself topping of this year’s ranking of the best state for millennials, with Washington claiming the title of worst state. Besides having the lowest unemployment rate for the 20 – 24 age group, North Dakota earned a perfect score for access to high-speed broadband, and was in the… Read More →

Cowboys Saloon to hire 100 at job fair

job fair

Cowboys Saloon: American Bar & Grill is looking to hire 100 people at a job fair for its upcoming Peoria location at the Park West Shopping Center near 99th and Northern Avenues.   Photos courtesy of Cowboys Saloon: American Bar & Grill The job fair will take place at its Phoenix location at 5310 E.… Read More →

Humana looks to hire more than 170 in Phoenix

health,informatics

Humana Inc., one of the country’s leading health and well-being companies, today announced plans to add more than 170 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. The company is hosting a Job Fair… Read More →

Rental car marketplace Turo opens Scottsdale offices

Carvana

San Francisco-based Turo opened up Scottsdale offices in early April, as part of its recent expansion efforts, according to a spokesman. Turo, formerly called RelayRides, has 12 employees in its Scottsdale offices, currently, with plans to add more in the near future, said Steve Webb, head of community at Turo. Between its San Francisco offices,… Read More →

Vixxo looks to hire 30 at career fair

vixxo

Scottsdale-based Vixxo, a growing integrated facilities management company, is looking to hire 30 at a career fair on Wednesday at its corporate headquarters, 11333 N. Scottsdale Road, #160. With more than 300 existing associates at its Scottsdale location and plans to double that number in 2016, Vixxo is looking for additional talent to serve its Customer Service Team. Jobs… Read More →

Businesses may be forced to reveal pay practices

The gender gap

The federal government announced its intent to gather additional pay information from larger employers, forcing all businesses with more than 100 workers to provide detailed information about their pay practices in an effort to address gender discrimination. If the president’s plan moves forward as expected, employers will be subject to a heightened pay transparency standard… Read More →

FlexJobs identifies 10 remote jobs for new grads

FlexJobs

Debunking the myth that entry-level jobs can’t be flexible or that only experienced professionals can attain work flexibility, FlexJobs has identified a sample of ten remote entry-level jobs for new college graduates to consider. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) indicates a positive job market for the projected 1,870,000 new bachelor’s degree level… Read More →

Caterpillar expands southern Arizona presence

caterpillar

Illinois-based construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. selected Tucson as the new location for the manufacturer’s surface mining and technology offices, according to an announcement from the office of Gov. Doug Ducey. This new facility is expected to add 600 new jobs in the state over a five-year period, offering positions in management, engineering, product… Read More →

Air Force recruiting office opens at Westgate

U.S. Air Force Recruiting

The U.S. Air Force is opening a 3,050 square-foot Recruiting Office at Westgate in Glendale, as part of the Air Force Recruiting Services transformational efforts to consolidate recruiting offices into centralized locations. To mark the opening, a ribbon-cutting and public event will be hosted by Lieutenant Colonel Erin Meinders, 362nd Recruiting Squadron Commander. The free event… Read More →