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Wells Fargo Hiring to Fill Jobs across Arizona

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March 11, 2013 by in Banking | Business News | Workforce

Wells Fargo, the third largest corporate employer in Arizona, today announced it will be participating in a job fair hosted by Arizona Department of Economic Security and Arizona Workforce Connections Expo at the Arizona State Fairgrounds on March 20. The company has more than 200 positions available throughout the state.  Recruiters will be available to… Read More →

U.S. adds 236,000 jobs in February

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March 8, 2013 by in Economy | Workforce

A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. The robust gains suggested that the economy can strengthen further despite higher taxes and government spending cuts. The February jobs report issued Friday provided encouraging details: The unemployment rate is at its… Read More →

Brewer, GM announce Chandler Innovation Center

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Michigan-based General Motors (GM), together with Governor Jan Brewer, Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), announced today GM has selected Chandler as the site of its fourth Information Technology Innovation Center.  These IT Innovation Centers enable GM to in-source the company’s innovation capabilities, strengthening its… Read More →

'Healthiest Companies in America' honored

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February 26, 2013 by in Featured | Healthcare | Workforce

Interactive Health today announced the winners of the 2012 annual “Healthiest Companies in America” awards. For the sixth consecutive year, Interactive Health is honoring companies for creating a culture of health by prioritizing employee health through outcomes-based health management programs. The 72 honorees are organizations nationwide that attained a company-wide low health risk status while… Read More →

‘Healthiest Companies in America’ honored

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February 26, 2013 by in Featured | Healthcare | Workforce

Interactive Health today announced the winners of the 2012 annual “Healthiest Companies in America” awards. For the sixth consecutive year, Interactive Health is honoring companies for creating a culture of health by prioritizing employee health through outcomes-based health management programs. The 72 honorees are organizations nationwide that attained a company-wide low health risk status while… Read More →

Ariz. House approves unemployment changes

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The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a bill that shifts to workers the burden of proving they’re eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. Republican state Rep. Warren Petersen of Gilbert argued his bill prevents people from collecting benefits when they’re not eligible while employers fight their claims. Democrats argued it puts federal funding of the… Read More →

Purposed-Based Recruiting Increases Employee Retention

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February 21, 2013 by in Featured | Small Biz | Workforce

Ask any entrepreneur to explain his or her biggest struggle, and you’ll hear one answer more often than any other – finding and retaining the best talent.  Let’s face it, at the end the day, the only real competitive advantage amongst all businesses is the people. Of course, finding and keeping star employees has always… Read More →

Software firm picks Valley as U.S. HQ

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Stealth Software CEO Gerard Warrens announced Tuesday that the Netherlands-based company will locate its United States headquarters in Arizona, which the company selected over Austin, New York and Silicon Valley. The software development and marketing company based in Luxembourg announced plans to open its U.S. headquarters and hire 200 people in metropolitan Phoenix. Warrens said… Read More →

CoAdvantage Launches Office in Phoenix

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February 17, 2013 by in Business News | Small Biz | Workforce

CoAdvantage, a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) servicing small and medium-sized businesses with human resource solutions nationwide, today announced its expansion to the Phoenix market. The new office will provide businesses with integrated transformational HR solutions and services, along with cloud-based HR technology designed to help small and emerging businesses meet the complex challenges of being… Read More →

U.S. adds 157,000 jobs in January

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The U.S. job market is proving sturdier than expected at a time when the economy is under pressure from Washington gridlock and the threat of government spending cuts. Employers added 157,000 jobs in January, and hiring was much stronger at the end of last year than the government had previously estimated. The Labor Department’s estimated… Read More →

Navajo Nation looks to fill jobs at Flagstaff casino

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The Navajo Nation is looking to fill 800 jobs at its newest casino opening this year near Flagstaff. A job fair is being held Friday through Sunday in Flagstaff to fill accounting, human resources, marketing, hotel administration, food and beverage, training and other positions. Drug screening and background checks are being done on site, and… Read More →

Arizona jobless rate rises in December

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Arizona’s unemployment rate is up, rising from 7.8 percent in November to 7.9 percent in December. Department of Administration economists say job gains in the private sector were outpaced by job losses in the public sector. The department says six economic sectors gained jobs while five others lost jobs. The leisure and hospitality sector had… Read More →

Workers’ Compensation: 3-Headed Dragon for Employers

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January 6, 2013 by in Featured | Small Biz | Workforce

Workers’ Compensation insurance has become a hot topic, as several recent changes have made this business expense more costly and cumbersome. Companies are facing three primary challenges: HARD MARKET – higher pricing from insurance carriers INCREASED (NCCI)  RATES – percentage growth varies by state EXPERIENCE MODIFIER RULE CHANGES  – adjustments in the primary-excess split point… Read More →

U.S. adds 155,000 jobs in December

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U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff. The solid job growth wasn’t enough to reduce the unemployment rate, which remained 7.8 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The rate for November was revised up from an… Read More →