Paycheck or Purpose? How Businesses Retain Workers by Giving Them Both

At a time when global talent shortages are reported at a 15-year high, one key to keeping the best employees happy and on board may lie in how well companies not only state their purpose and their values, but also prioritize carrying them out. “When purpose and values are backed by meaningful action, you have the extraordinary opportunity to sharpen your company’s legacy – … [More]

Phoenix Closes in on Record Workforce Size

City of Phoenix

Employers are making a strong return in the Phoenix metro area, adding 126,500 jobs in September which accounts for 88 percent of job growth in Arizona for the month in year-over-year data comparisons.  In total, Arizona added 143,900 jobs in the month as reported October 21 by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity. Phoenix has recovered all jobs lost in the pandemic … [More]

Amazon Hiring for 6,200 Seasonal Jobs in Cities and Towns Across Arizona


Amazon continues to provide diverse employment opportunities for people of all backgrounds and skill levels, announcing today 150,000 seasonal jobs are now available across the U.S. including 6,200 in Arizona. All Amazon jobs in the U.S., including seasonal roles, have an average starting pay of $18 per hour, sign-on bonuses up to $3,000 and an additional $3 per hour … [More]

Ways to Secure the Talent Needed for a Holly Jolly Holiday Shopping Season

by RJ Frasca

With retail employment down by more than 250,000 since February 2020 and the holiday season rapidly approaching, retailers are preparing for a labor shortage that will negatively impact in-store and online customer shopping experiences. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, retailers are expected to add 700,000 workers during the 2021 holiday season. While this … [More]

Insight Academy of Arizona Becomes First Online Career Program Approved by State DOE

Insight Academy of Arizona

Insight Academy of Arizona (ISAZ), a full-time online school serving students throughout the state of Arizona, becomes the first 100% online school recognized by the Arizona Department of Education for their Career Prep program. The ISAZ Career Prep program allows students in middle- and high-school to jump-start their future by taking career-focused electives to explore job … [More]

Republic Services Opens Industry’s First Technical Institute

Republic Services

Republic Services, Inc., a leader in the environmental services industry, today unveiled its Technical Institute, the industry's first-ever diesel technician training program. As the need for skilled workers continues to increase, this investment offers best-in-class training, fully compensating students during the 12-week program. Graduates will immediately begin full-time … [More]

Junior Achievement Partners with Pipeline AZ to Help Youth Understand Career Opportunities

Pipeline AZ, an Arizona career development and job skills exploration platform, and Junior Achievement of Arizona, a workforce, entrepreneurship and financial literacy preparation program for Arizona students, announced a new collaborative partnership pairing each organization’s unique tools and services to create a comprehensive and robust career readiness solution for Arizona … [More]

Navigating Your Journey

by Mike Hunter

We’ve all been in those moments when we feel stuck. It feels like life is just happening to us. Even in those hardest moments, there are always opportunities to take control and navigate purposefully toward our goals. In Navigating Your Journey, author Vicki Updike shares her personal experiences and lessons learned as she continues to help women in their careers. This book … [More]

Skin in the Game

by Mike Hunter

Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand shows readers how to turn their unique traits and experiences —especially the ones they may think are their biggest setbacks — into the tools needed to make their dreams a reality. This is not a memoir. By sharing her journey, Jane offers a guide to readers of how they can find themselves and their purpose by harnessing the resilience and … [More]

Right Within

by Mike Hunter

In workplaces nationwide, women of color need frank talk and honest advice on how to deal with microaggressions, heal from racialized trauma, and find relief from invisible workplace burdens. Filled with Minda Harts’s signature wit and warmth, Right Within offers strategies for women of color to speak up during racialized moments with managers and clients, work through past … [More]

CVS Health to Hire 600 across Arizona


CVS Health to Hire 25,000 Across the U.S. During One-Day Virtual Career Event Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, and retail store associates in high demand to support flu season, COVID-19 vaccinations and testing Candidates can text “CVS” to 25000 to begin the application process   CVS Health announced that it is recruiting qualified candidates to fill … [More]

Remote Work Will Fuel Housing Demand for Years to Come


As employers make — or delay — plans to reopen workplaces this fall, new Zillow research1 finds that nearly 40% of U.S. workers (39%) still don't know if or how often they'll be working in person. More than one-third of those workers (35%) say that uncertainty is impacting their ability to make decisions about their lives, such as the decision to move.  Remote work is … [More]

Amazon to Hire More Than 7,500 Employees across Arizona


Amazon continues to provide opportunities for full-time and part-time jobs in logistics as it expands its footprint to better serve in communities where they live. Today the company announced that it is providing an additional 7,500 local employment opportunities throughout Arizona on top of the 40,000 corporate and technology jobs recently announced. The roles in fulfillment … [More]

Beyond Mentoring: The 3 C’s – Coaches, Champions & Cardinals

by Jill J. Johnson, MBA

People who achieve career success often talk about having had a mentor who guided their career. Whether the mentoring relationship evolves naturally or is a planned relationship, it provides a sustained link between the two individuals. Everyone needs help learning new skills and imagining things they could have never conceived of on their own. Yet there are three other types … [More]

Logistics Co. to Hire 250 Seasonal Workers in Phoenix to Prepare for Peak Season


Global leading transport and logistics provider GEODIS announced plans to hire 250 seasonal workers in Phoenix, Ariz., in preparation for peak season. In total, GEODIS aims to hire 4,200 seasonal employees across its U.S. campuses to bolster its warehousing and distribution center capabilities through 2021 as online shopping continues to surge to record heights. eMarketer … [More]

Can Gig Apps Help Reduce Labor Shortages?

by Wayne Goshkarian

The pandemic devastated businesses in all industries last year, leaving many unemployed. In fact, at the height of the pandemic more than 1.6 million Arizonans were collecting unemployment in June 2020. Now more than a year later, many businesses are fully open but are struggling to hire new employees despite companies offering incentives like sign-on bonuses and improved pay. … [More]

It’s an Employee’s Market, Here’s How to Keep Them

Have employees ever had this much leverage? Employers are struggling to fill jobs in the wake of “The Great Resignation.” There were a record number of U.S. job openings in June – over 10 million – as nearly four million Americans quit in that month alone, reflecting confidence they can find better positions and places to work. Many employers are having to compete for … [More]

Collaboration between Education and Industry Forges a Stronger Workforce

by Zac Dunn

While Arizona’s fourth-place ranking for GDP growth per year in the U.S. has attracted an influx of industries looking for a home in the Valley, it also highlights the lack of a “talent-ready pipeline for Arizona’s growing economy,” according to the Education Leadership Group, a collective of more than 50 education leaders from across the state. That gap can only be filled … [More]

MCCCD’s Free Education Concierge Service – Highnoon among Employers Opting In

by Mike Hunter

Statistics show that 93% of employees say using their employer’s tuition assistance program helped them develop the skills they needed to grow within their company, yet only 10% of employees utilize tuition assistance from their employer if it is offered. Many factors impact this underutilization, but for many it is lack of understanding of funding opportunities through … [More]

Phoenix Digital Divide Solution Elevates Education and Workforce Opportunity

Deployed as a digital divide solution, the Phoenix Digital Education Connection Canopy is a replicable network connecting students to schoolwork and virtual classrooms in Phoenix, Arizona. “It’s the silver lining from the pandemic cloud,” said Laura Pastor, Phoenix city councilwoman, whose district includes many of the city’s digitally underserved neighborhoods. “Children … [More]

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