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$255K Grant Provides Job Training For Veterans

Veterans - Job Training

Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) has been awarded a $255,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to continue funding job training and support services for homeless and formerly incarcerated veterans in Arizona. The grant is one of 90 totaling more than $20 million awarded through the Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program… Read More →

Disaster Preparedness: Is Your Business Ready?

Disaster preparedness for your business
by in Executive Lifestyle | Small Biz

Cindy Bates, vice president of Microsoft’s US SMB Organization, gives tips on how to achieve disaster preparedness for your business. For many businesses, disaster preparedness plans entail conducting semi-regular fire drills and making sure employees know where emergency exits are located. Unfortunately, these measures alone don’t do nearly enough to help businesses withstand the range of… Read More →

Exempt Employees Versus Nonexempt Employees

Nonexempt Vs. Exempt Employees
by in Finance | Legal | Workforce

Classifying employees as exempt or nonexempt might seem easy at first glance.  Either they are salaried or they are hourly.  Accordingly, they either are eligible to earn overtime for hours worked or they are not. But it’s not that simple. Nor are the penalties a business can face. Complaints can be made against a business… Read More →

Two Valley Groups Are Working To Advance And Retain Women’s Role In The Financial Field

Advance And Retain Women’s Role In The Financial Field - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

It wasn’t so long ago that a typical business meeting at a banking or financial institution was dominated by the good ol’ boys network. Well, not anymore. Today, you are likely to see more women among the dark suits at the table. “I have watched women evolve,” says Deborah Bateman, executive vice president of specialty… Read More →

Green Job Opportunities For Women

Green Job Opportunities for Women
by in Blogs | Green | Workforce

Recently, I attended the “Women & the Green Job Movement” panel hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and Zion & Zion. Our very own Tina Robinson, exhibit director for the Southwest Build-it-Green Expo & Conference, was asked to be part of the panel and speak on… Read More →