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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

Downtown

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

vote, citizenship

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 →

BBB announces finalists for 2016 Ethics awards

ethics

Better Business Bureau serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona (BBB) announced the 15 Arizona companies selected as finalists for the 2016 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics sponsored by Wells Fargo. Five of the 15 companies will be named winners in their category during the awards dinner and ceremony on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the… Read More →

13 will graduate from AWEE’s inaugural BankWork$ class

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The first class of adults from low-income and minority communities or those with barriers to employment will graduate on March 2 from BankWork$, a partnership with Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) to prepare workers for careers in the financial services industry. The 13 women and men from across the Valley who will complete the… Read More →

Breaking myths about working millennials

Millennial
by in AZ Business Magazine | Workforce

Millennials make up more than half of the workforce and are making dramatic changes to the work environment, according to millennials and a national expert. It is not the workplace that employed their parents, said one Phoenix area employee. Joy Chin said the teamwork and collaboration in her office attracts younger workers. Shannon Schuyler, a… Read More →

Why do parents miss so much work in winter?

Doctor, Vacancy

With flu season peaking in February and already more than 300 confirmed influenza cases in Maricopa County, it’s no surprise that health issues are among the top reasons working parents say they’ll be absent from the office this winter. But what are the other reasons they’ll call out of work? A new survey from Delta… Read More →

Implications of the Zika virus on business travel

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The Zika virus is the latest source of sleepless nights for public health officials, but it is also starting to take its emotional toll on U.S. employers. Reports of children born with microcephaly and an uptick in reported cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can cause numbness, nerve damage, paralysis and sometimes death in affected patients,… Read More →

Meet the Industry Leaders of Arizona

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The CEOs and CFOs of Arizona’s most dynamic and innovative companies are coming together for the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, a night of networking and celebration.  Each year, Az Business magazine presents the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →