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Arizona manufacturing jobs pay above average

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Full-time manufacturing jobs for non-college degree workers pay a wage premium of more than $3,700 annually over jobs in other economic sectors and have a significant positive impact on the U.S. economy, according to a new report issued today by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). In Arizona, the report shows, the average manufacturing worker makes $18.71 an… Read More →

U.S. adds 236,000 jobs in February

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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 →

Unpaid Internships A Possible Doorway to Trouble

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Internships can provide many mutual benefits – the student gets to work and learn in a real-world environment, and the employer gets low-cost (or free) labor. But before you make the business decision to hire an intern, be aware of the legalities that are involved. Here are a few tips to help you and your… Read More →

Diane Brossart – Describes Her First Step In The Industry

Diane Brossart -Describes Her First Step In The Industry, 2008

Diane Brossart President, Valley Forward Association Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned from it. My very first job was a part-time stint in high school at Jack in the Box. I learned to take people at their word. I was held up at gunpoint one afternoon when working the cash register… Read More →