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Your Next Job Offer May Include A Sign-On Bonus

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Despite it being a buyers’ market, employers say they are willing to pay sign-on bonuses to attract the right talent. A new WorldatWork study found that, despite budget cuts, a majority (54 percent) of (mostly large) U.S. employers are still offering sign-on bonuses to new employees, especially key new hires filling critical positions. A sign-on… Read More →

Top Inexpensive At-Home Career Ideas For 2011

Top Inexpensive At-Home Career Ideas For 2011
by in Lists | Small Biz | Workforce

As unemployment rates continues to rise people have turned to doing things themselves, including working for themselves. There are numerous opportunities to being your own boss and working from home. Below is a list of inexpensive at-home businesses that can be started up with minimal cost. Whether you will depend on this income or just… Read More →

Arizona’s Unemployment Rate in February Stays Steady at 9.6 Percent

Arizona Unemployment
by in Economy

The state’s unemployment rate held steady in February at 9.6 percent for the fourth month in a row. The economy added 23,400 nonfarm jobs. The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) reports today that the job gains were predominantly seasonal and slightly lower than the historic average. Feb. ’11 Jan. ’11 Feb. ’10 United States 8.9% 9.0%… Read More →

The Economic Recovery Begins In 2009, But It Will Be Slow Going

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The national and state economies are expected to start feeling the effects of a recovery during the last quarter of 2009. However, the recovery over the next year will be slow, with unemployment continuing to rise and economic growth anemic at best. Meanwhile, the state’s expenditures are rising, even as revenue continues to fall, setting… Read More →