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OptumRx Adding 400 New Jobs In Arizona

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OptumRx, a leading pharmacy benefits management (PBM) organization and one of the Optum companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), said it will create at least 400 new jobs in Tucson over the next 12-18 months. The announcement was made at a news conference Thursday, attended by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO… Read More →

Plan to Revive Construction Industry Unveiled

Reviving the Construction Industry
by in Economy | Workforce

The Associated General Contractors of America released a new national plan today detailing measures to stimulate demand for construction. Officials said the plan was needed to reverse construction employment declines that have taken place in 317 out of 337 metro areas since January 2007, according to new data the association released today. “Our goal is… 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 →

The Goal Of Shift Arizona Is To Get People Shopping Locally, Boosting The State’s Economy

Downtown Phoenix Shopping
by in Economy | Featured

In an effort to jolt the state’s economy back to life, Local First Arizona is encouraging Arizonans to shift 10 percent of their purchases to local businesses. Ten percent might not seem like a lot, but when even a small amount is fed into a local economy, it can grow exponentially. The shift can be… Read More →

How To Grow Green Jobs

How To Grow Green Jobs
by in Blogs | Economy | Green

I’m no economist but Nancy Folbre’s post on the Economix blog from the NY Times sure makes a lot of sense to me. Folbre is an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and offers a compelling argument for growing green jobs. She questions why a major public program hasn’t gotten any traction in… Read More →