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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 →

Arizona Could Hit Full Economic Recovery in 3 Years

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We’re finally on the path to full economic recovery, and Arizona may get there in about three years. That’s the main message from experts who spoke today at the 49th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon co-sponsored by Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase. About 1,000 people attended the event at… Read More →

Arizona unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

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Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is down again, declining to 8.1 percent in October. September’s rate was 8.2 percent, down from 8.3 percent the previous two months. Department of Administration economists say the state gained 11,900 jobs in October. The increase is lower than the 10-average October increase of 16,900 jobs. Both government and private… Read More →

Miller Dealership Group to Invest More Than $30M in West Valley Reconstruction Project

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Salt Lake City-based Larry H. Miller Dealership Group announced plans for the organization’s more than $30M West Valley dealership reconstruction effort with an estimated completion targeted for 2Q 2013. With this investment, the company expects to make an impact by creating new jobs throughout the construction phase. “After over 30 years we are thrilled to improve our… Read More →

U.S. adds 171,000 jobs in October

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by in Economy | Workforce

U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger in August and September than first thought. The solid job growth showed that the economy is strengthening slowly but consistently. The unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September. That was mainly because many more people began looking for work, and… Read More →

GoDaddy looks to fill 200 jobs

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In an effort to fill more than 200 job positions, web hosting provider GoDaddy announced on Friday it will host a career fair next week in Phoenix. The move follows GoDaddy’s initiative last July to expand its staff at its Iowa customer service center by 300 employees. The fair will be held on October 16 from… Read More →

RAMARK, UMOM New Day Centers Help People get Jobs in Phoenix

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by in Business News | Careers | Workforce

As many as 25,000 individuals in Arizona were homeless over the past year, many due to a recent job loss. Yet six out of 10 adults living at UMOM New Day Centers for low-income and homeless families don’t have a high school diploma or GED, or the skills needed to find a job in today’s… Read More →

Hamer: Let’s talk about jobs

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by in Business News | Economy | Politics | Workforce

The main issue that every candidate from president to town council should be talking about this elections season – but isn’t – is jobs. Every public opinion poll cites jobs and the economy as the number one issue. Voters want to know what type of policies candidates are going to support that will get our… Read More →

Employers post biggest job gains in 4 years

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U.S. employers posted the most job openings in four years in June, a positive sign that hiring may pick up. The Labor Department said Tuesday job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 million in June, up from 3.7 million in May. That’s the most since July 2008. Layoffs fell. The data follow Friday’s report… Read More →

Integrate Grows And Gives

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Integrate, a Scottsdale-based marketing automation software company, is growing and giving this spring. Integrate is tripling its office space and preparing to hire 50 new employees. At the same time, the company is holding a food drive to help restock St. Mary’s Food Bank. Integrate is preparing to move its headquarters to Scottsdale Portales, increasing… Read More →

Economic Forecast: Arizona, U.S. to Show Improvement in 2012

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by in Economy

Improvement in both the Arizona and U.S. economies can be expected next year, but full recovery is still a few years away. That’s according to experts who spoke Wednesday at the 48th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon, co-sponsored by ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase.  More than 1,000 people packed into the Phoenix Convention… Read More →

What Are “Green” Jobs?

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by in Blogs | Green | Workforce

The term “green collar” is springing up in corporate America every day. It is now considered to be an effective way to produce and reproduce products and services while trying to reserve the earth’s precious resources. In order to say you have a “green job,” the business must be considered environmentally conscious. Cleaning up the… Read More →

Employee Discontent Experiences Sharp Rise, Study Finds

Employee Discontent Experiences Sharp Rise
by in Economy | Workforce

Workers are poised for a mass exodus next year, according to a poll of more than 1,400 workers in North America by Right Management. Employees are feeling increasingly restless and intend to leave in droves if opportunities open up in the job market. Eighty-four percent of the employees polled say they plan to look for… Read More →

Arizona’s Unemployment Rate Drops in October 2010

Arizona's Unemployment Rate Drops in October 2010
by in Economy | Featured

The state’s unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percent to 9.5 percent in October, as the economy added 27,400 jobs. This is the largest October job gain since 2004. The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) reports today that the private sector generated 93 percent of those jobs, or 25,600.  Year-over-year, total non-farm employment was up 1.1… Read More →