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Arizona ranks as 2nd worst state for Millennials

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Based on Moneyrates’ analysis, North Dakota found itself topping of this year’s ranking of the best state for millennials, with Washington claiming the title of worst state. Besides having the lowest unemployment rate for the 20 – 24 age group, North Dakota earned a perfect score for access to high-speed broadband, and was in the… Read More →

Abrazo will host job fairs for 450 positions

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Abrazo Community Health Network’s six hospitals are hosting job fairs for clinical and non-clinical positions from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 4. More than 450 positions are open including about 180 nursing positions. Applicants are encouraged to bring their resume to the event. The job fairs will be at: Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital,… Read More →

Massage Envy plans to hire 200 in Arizona

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Massage Envy, the massage and spa services co-op with 39 massage clinics statewide, is looking to hire 200 new employees. As the popularity of massage therapy increases, so does the demand for qualified massage therapists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of massage therapists has a projected growth of 23 percent by 2022 — much faster… Read More →

Author of Phoenix ‘brain drain’ revises numbers

Bennett Dwosh, a recent Arizona State University graduate, said being at the bottom of a list of cities to work after graduation would cause concern. (Photo courtesy of Bennett Dwosh)

A study analyzing which metropolitan areas retain their university graduates the most has come under fire after the Phoenix metro area landed in the basement of the rankings. Officials with the Maricopa Association of Governments and the Arizona Commerce Authority fought back, and the study’s author has revised the numbers. Jonathan Rothwell, a fellow at… Read More →

Staffing employment grew 2.6% in 2015

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U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.3 million temporary and contract workers per week in 2015, up 2.6 percent from 2014, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. During all of 2015, staffing companies hired a total of 15.9 million temporary and contract employees—the highest number since 2000. The average length… Read More →

How can Arizona recoup its skilled workforce?

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

If you’ve attended any local 2016 commercial forecast events, the likelihood of bypassing a panel, speaker or conversation dealing with, or related to, construction and skilled labor issues is slim. It’s not a new issue, but it’s a worrisome one that shows few signs of resolution anytime soon. Why, when other areas of the nation… Read More →

PCL Construction rises on Fortune workplace list

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Fortune magazine named PCL Construction to its “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 11th consecutive year. PCL, a top general contractor in North America, moved seven spots to rank at number 60 on the list this year. “We’re proud to be named, once again, as an employer of choice by Fortune magazine,” said… Read More →

AAED looks at ‘5 Generations in Today’s Workforce’

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“Five Generations in Today’s Workforce” will be discussed during the luncheon keynote at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) 2016 Workforce Symposium, “Success by Design:  What’s Working in Workforce.” It will be held Tuesday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. During the luncheon presentation beginning… Read More →

Study: Most Agree 'Glass Ceiling' Exists

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According to a survey conducted by financial services firm Edward Jones, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Americans believe women in the workforce today face a barrier to career advancement with one in five (22 percent) citing the financial industry as the hardest glass ceiling for women to break through.  The firm has been working to… Read More →

Study: Most Agree ‘Glass Ceiling’ Exists

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According to a survey conducted by financial services firm Edward Jones, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Americans believe women in the workforce today face a barrier to career advancement with one in five (22 percent) citing the financial industry as the hardest glass ceiling for women to break through.  The firm has been working to… Read More →

Purposed-Based Recruiting Increases Employee Retention

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by in Featured | Small Biz | Workforce

Ask any entrepreneur to explain his or her biggest struggle, and you’ll hear one answer more often than any other – finding and retaining the best talent.  Let’s face it, at the end the day, the only real competitive advantage amongst all businesses is the people. Of course, finding and keeping star employees has always… Read More →

University of Phoenix Forms Educational Partnership With Maricopa Community Colleges

Educational Partnership - Maricopa Community Colleges & University of Phoenix

Alliance creates career pathways to address workforce skills gaps University of Phoenix, the nation’s largest private university and leader in educating today’s working learner, today announced an educational partnership with Maricopa Community Colleges that will provide new educational opportunities in manufacturing, healthcare, business, and hospitality. The new partnership was announced at a special signing ceremony… Read More →

Far-reaching Initiatives Are Driving The AZ Tech Council

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

When it comes to new initiatives to promote and develop Arizona’s high technology industry, there is no telling how far the Arizona Technology Council will go. Would you believe … China? A 10-day, fact-finding journey — led by Arizona Technology Council President and CEO Steven Zylstra — to one of the oldest nations on 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 →