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What are the Top 10 hardest-to-fill occupations?

Economy

The American Staffing Association’s Skills Gap Index identified the hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S. for the third quarter of 2015, with the 10 most difficult being: Podiatrists Photographic process workers and processing machine operators Occupational therapists Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers Psychiatrists Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists Internists, general Physical therapists Speech-language pathologists Occupational therapy assistants During… Read More →

Mobile Mini treats employees to ‘Star Wars’ screening

Chris Miner, Mobile Mini's senior vice president and general counsel, and Ryanne Tezanos, senior vice president of customer and operational excellence, attend Mobile Mini’s screening of “The Force Awakens.” Photo by Erin Davis, AZ Big Media

Businesses around the Valley are hosting holiday parties, exchanging gifts and cookies and wrapping up the year. For Mobile Mini employees today, rather than visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, they experienced visions of lightsabers, Wookies and Jedis instead.   “Our President and CEO, Erik Olsson, is a longtime ‘Star Wars’ fan,” explains… Read More →

Govig & Associates launches college recruitment program

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Govig & Associates, one of the largest privately-held firms in the global MRINetwork of executive search firms, has launched GovigU, a college graduate recruitment program for small- and medium-sized businesses in preparation for the impending shortage of qualified talent. The GovigU team partners with clients to enhance their employer brand recognition amongst the college and university talent market, and coaches businesses on the services and expertise needed to attract college graduates. The program helps companies identify,… Read More →

Sub-Zero Group, Inc. expanding in Goodyear

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Sub-Zero Group, Inc, the leading manufacturer of luxury appliances, is undertaking a $34 million expansion to its facility in Goodyear, Ariz. The project is expected to bring more than 100 jobs to Goodyear over the next four years. The expansion will add 248,000 square feet to the existing Goodyear factory, bringing the facility to 700,000… Read More →

Human Rights Campaign honors U.S. Bank

LGBT Equality

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has recognized U.S. Bank with a perfect score of 100 percent in its 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The index is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. “We believe in putting people first, and our dedication to making ethical… Read More →

Aerospace firms make LGBT inclusion a priority

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Aerospace and defense companies continue to work toward LGBT inclusion, according to a report by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. A full breakdown of the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) scores for the aerospace and defense sector, including ten… Read More →

ESI Ergonomic Solutions creates efficient workplace

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A few simple tweaks to the design of an office space can make all the difference when it comes to employee productivity. Mesa-based ESI Ergonomic Solutions CEO Carol Keogh has launched a national campaign called “Workspaceology,” which focuses on the science of workplace design as it relates to company culture and how designing a workplace that… Read More →

SRP enhances its military hiring initiative

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Building on a long tradition of support for our veterans, Salt River Project has expanded its efforts to recruit, hire and retain veteran employees. SRP is expanding its current policy to provide full pay for up to two years for employees called to active duty. Current SRP employees who are also Arizona National Guard members… Read More →

Massage Envy Spa hiring 400 statewide

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Massage Envy Spa is looking to hire 400 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 than the average for all occupations. “At Massage… Read More →

6 red flags every interviewer needs to know

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According to the Harvard Business Review, poor hires account for almost 80% of turnover rates in business and our own substantiated calculations show it can cost a company $697,000. In addition to costing cash up front, bad hires reverberate endlessly taking up limited resources and negatively affecting morale which also costs money in the long-term. The problem is… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ will host Millennial career mixer

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BestCompaniesAZ’s Millennial Career Mixer is just under two weeks away – Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Malee’s Thai Bistro in Scottsdale. This will be a fun, social event with complimentary appetizers and beverages, and most importantly time to network one-on-one with recruiters from these top hiring companies: Charles Schwab, USAA, Synchrony Financial, Dignity Health, Progrexion,… Read More →

Phoenix lawyer urges Congress to block ‘joint employer’ rule

Supreme Court

Phoenix lawyer Mark Kisicki called on Congress Tuesday to “restore stability in labor relations” by reversing a National Labor Relations Board ruling that he said will cause “significant economic upheaval” if left untouched. Kisicki was one of several witnesses testifying to a Senate committee on an August change to NLRB regulations so that any company… Read More →

First Credit Union among best to work for

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First Credit Union (FCU) has been named one of the 2015 Best Credit Unions to Work For. Credit Union Journal has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best credit unions. The list is made up… Read More →

Progressive plans to hire 150 in Phoenix

Progressive

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies plans to fill nearly 1,400 jobs across the country by the end of 2015, including 150 new jobs in Phoenix. Positions include IT, Analyst, Call Center, Claims and Corporate roles and span locations from Austin, Texas to its headquarters in Mayfield Village, Ohio. Progressive has consistently been named a top workplace… Read More →