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Caterpillar expands southern Arizona presence

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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 →

Abrazo will host job fairs for 450 positions

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Abrazo Community Health Network’s six hospitals are hosting job fairs for clinical and non-clinical positions from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 4. More than 450 positions are open including about 180 nursing positions. Applicants are encouraged to bring their resume to the event. The job fairs will be at: Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital,… Read More →

Top 10 companies hiring in the next month

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Things are looking up for those looking for jobs in Arizona. The state finally matched its pre-recession employment levels in December, even though Arizona took longer than the rest of the nation to catch up. So if you’re looking to get back into the workforce or if you’re looking for a change, here are the… Read More →

CEO Series: Todd Govig of Govig & Associates

Todd Govig

Todd Govig spent a year studying biology for the purposes of business. “It sounds crazy, but once you understand biology, it becomes one more filter to help you understand what is going on in the world,” says Govig, CEO of Govig & Associates, an executive recruitment firm. “CEOs today need to have a broad understanding… Read More →

Massage Envy plans to hire 200 in Arizona

Massage Envy

Massage Envy, the massage and spa services co-op with 39 massage clinics statewide, is looking to hire 200 new employees. As the popularity of massage therapy increases, so does the demand for qualified massage therapists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of massage therapists has a projected growth of 23 percent by 2022 — much faster… Read More →

Author of Phoenix ‘brain drain’ revises numbers

Bennett Dwosh, a recent Arizona State University graduate, said being at the bottom of a list of cities to work after graduation would cause concern. (Photo courtesy of Bennett Dwosh)

A study analyzing which metropolitan areas retain their university graduates the most has come under fire after the Phoenix metro area landed in the basement of the rankings. Officials with the Maricopa Association of Governments and the Arizona Commerce Authority fought back, and the study’s author has revised the numbers. Jonathan Rothwell, a fellow at… Read More →

Phoenix attracts West Coast tech companies

Silicon Valley

In the 1980s and ‘90s, most of the tech jobs in Phoenix focused on back office and customer care centers for companies with headquarters elsewhere, city officials said. Now, places like downtown Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale are buzzing with entrepreneurs and new companies in the tech space. There are an estimated 132,000 high-tech jobs in… Read More →

Get ready! White collar overtime rules are coming

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On Monday, March 14, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) sent its final rule revising the white collar overtime exemption regulations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB’s review is the final step in the regulatory process before the revised regulations are… Read More →

Tempe Chamber presents Business Excellence Awards

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The Tempe Chamber of Commerce announced its six finalists for the prestigious Business Excellence Awards. The awards promote the advancement of responsible business leadership in the community and publicly recognize local businesses demonstrating a passion for excellence. The awards honor companies for success in business growth, employee development, community involvement and customer service. The awards will… Read More →

Staffing employment grew 2.6% in 2015

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U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.3 million temporary and contract workers per week in 2015, up 2.6 percent from 2014, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. During all of 2015, staffing companies hired a total of 15.9 million temporary and contract employees—the highest number since 2000. The average length… Read More →

AAED looks at ‘5 Generations in Today’s Workforce’

Keep Workers Working

“Five Generations in Today’s Workforce” will be discussed during the luncheon keynote at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) 2016 Workforce Symposium, “Success by Design:  What’s Working in Workforce.” It will be held Tuesday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. During the luncheon presentation beginning… Read More →

To hire or not: The online degree dilemma

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The solution for winning the Talent War is not only about hiring and retaining the right people with the right skills, it’s also about finding and uncovering more sources for these people.  As is the case for many problems these days, this problem is being solved partly due to technology. One of technology’s great gifts… Read More →

What Arizona employers need to know for elections

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With Arizona’s March 22 presidential primaries quickly approaching, employers should remember a few key points regarding employees’ voting rights: Voting Leave According to Ogletree Deakins Shareholder Tibor Nagy, Arizona law allows employees to be absent from their jobs in order to vote on election day if there are less than three consecutive hours between the opening of… Read More →