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Arizona Jobs at Risk in Latest Defense Budget

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The world is a dangerous place, which is why we should proceed with extreme caution when we consider big cuts to the Defense Department’s budget. What’s happening in Ukraine right now is a reminder that there are existential threats to freedom and stability around the globe. In a time of escalating tensions worldwide, we don’t… Read More →

4 Ways to Come Up with Brilliant Ideas

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March is National Ideas Month. Hey, whose bright idea was that? Here’s an intriguing idea from New York Times best-selling author and writing coach Michael Levin,: “Creativity is a muscle; use it or lose it.” Levin, whose new Books Are My Babies YouTube channel offers 160-plus free tutorials for writers, says anyone can grow their… Read More →

Arizona in running for Tesla battery factory

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Electric car maker Tesla Motors said Wednesday it’s considering sites in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas for a massive battery factory that would employ around 6,500 people. The company didn’t immediately name the locations it’s considering in those states. Tesla plans to start construction this year and complete the factory — which it dubs… Read More →

You May Love Job, But What About Co-Worker?

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February 10, 2014 by in Featured | Legal | Women In Business | Workforce

Love is in the air, and sometimes those amorous feelings lead to claims of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. As Valentine’s Day approaches, employers should be mindful about office romances in light of some interesting statistics: More than 20 percent of married couples met at work, yet nearly half of those employees reported… Read More →

Most Will Not Take All Their Vacation in 2013

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December 19, 2013 by in Business News | Workforce

For the third year in a row, nearly 70 percent of North American employees do not plan to use all of their annual vacation time, according to Right Management, the talent and career expert within ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN). The 2013 results of the online poll report 69 percent of respondents will not take all their… Read More →

How to be Your Boss’s New Best Friend

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October 5, 2013 by in Featured | Workforce

If there is any belief in the universe more ubiquitous than the belief that there is a universe, it is the belief that Boss’s are Idiots (aka iBosses).  The genetic pre-disposition (nature) crowd believes that many people in positions of institutional authority were imbued with the stupid gene at conception.  Subscribers to environmental influence (nurture)… Read More →

Advice on doing background checks on potential employees

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September 29, 2013 by in Featured | Legal | Workforce

Many employers are surprised to learn that they should not automatically exclude an applicant based on a felony criminal record. Doesn’t an employer have a duty to protect other employees and customers? Employers do have an obligation to properly screen employees, but they should ensure that the screening does not run afoul of anti-discrimination laws.… Read More →

GPEC, ASU earn Department of Commerce Grant

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and Arizona State University (ASU) this week were awarded a $170,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The initiative, called the “Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership” (IMCP) seeks to accelerate manufacturing sectors and job creation in cities across the country. The funds will be used to develop a… Read More →

Workers Put in Longer Hours than 5 Years Ago

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September 24, 2013 by in Featured | Workforce

Employees are putting in longer hours than five years ago, according to a poll by Right Management, the talent and career management experts within ManpowerGroup. Nearly four out of five surveyed workers said their organization’s employees spend more time on the job since the recession began in 2008. As many as 67% said they are… Read More →

How Personal Employment Information Is Shared And Sold

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September 20, 2013 by in Featured | Legal | Workforce

In today’s competitive business world, employers constantly are seeking ways to increase efficiency and reduce cost.  One obvious option in this effort is outsourcing, and employers certainly should be free to delegate functions to third-party vendors when it makes sense to do so.  But what are the implications when outsourcing requires an employer to share… Read More →

Progrexion Announces Phoenix Office, Hundreds of Jobs

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Progrexion, the nation’s leading provider of services in the credit repair industry, today announced it is opening a new office in Phoenix, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the region. “We are excited to enter such a dynamic and high-quality market like Phoenix to meet our growth demands. We acquired 30,000 square feet in North… Read More →

How hirable are you?

Interview Questions Never To Ask

In a dreary economy, any job might seem like a good fit but many careers (i.e.: IT) require specific skills.  The career experts at Computer Systems Institute did some digging and found interesting stats on reasons career-specific training makes you the best hire. For instance, they found: •   43% of people with licenses or certifications… Read More →

Employers post fewer jobs, but hire more

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U.S. employers advertised fewer jobs in July but hired more workers, a mixed sign that suggests only modest improvement in the job market. Job openings fell 180,000 in July to 3.7 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That’s down from 3.9 million the previous month, which was revised lower. Overall hiring increased to 4.4 million,… Read More →

SRP among Top Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

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September 3, 2013 by in Energy | Featured | Workforce

Salt River Project was ranked among the top adoption-friendly workplaces among a group of 100 energy and utility companies on the 2013 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List, released today by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. In the 2013 survey, SRP was ranked No. 5 in the nation in the Energy and Utilities category.  This is… Read More →