These Are the 5 Most Popular Searched Jobs in Arizona, Says a New Study

New research has discovered the most sought-after careers in Arizona, with flight attendant taking the top spot. The experts at online courses aggregator Class Central analyzed the average number of monthly Google searches for over 100 different job roles, including terms such as 'how to become a [job role]' and '[job role] salary', to determine the most wanted careers in … [More]

Arizona Announces BuildItAZ Apprenticeship Initiative Grant Awards to Expand the Construction and Trades Workforce

Governor Hobbs is announcing more than $650,000 in grant awards to five construction and trades registered apprenticeship programs. This round is the first phase of Governor Hobbs multi faceted BuildItAZ Apprenticeship Initiative to advance the state’s skilled construction workforce. The initiative aims to double the number of construction trades registered apprentices by 2026 … [More]

Building Successful Employee Training Programs

Four key components to establishing an effective training program

by Amy Campbell

In a world that runs on change and innovation, companies must continuously adapt to meet the evolving needs of their communities. A local multifamily real estate development and management company, P.B. Bell, saw a need early on to provide its employees with a comprehensive continuing education program to keep up with the changing landscape of its industry. The company … [More]

‘Fair Chance’ Initiatives Give Much More Than Just a Second Chance

Fair Chance Collaborative to build off existing community efforts

by Emma Garcia

Roughly one-third of adults in the United States have a criminal record. Arizona has the eighth highest incarceration rate in the nation, with more than 50,000 incarcerated and more than 70,000 on probation or parole. The number of people in county and city jails in Arizona is even larger, resulting in the release of more than 200,000 individuals each year. The data … [More]

SRP Gifts Electric Vehicle to College, Spurs EV Training Course

The Salt River Project (SRP) donated a 2017 Ford Fusion from its fleet to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation for the Automotive Service Program at Mesa Community College. "There are more than 3.3 million electric vehicles on the road today in the U.S., and that number is expected to skyrocket to 26.4 million by 2030," said Kate Kochenderfer, senior director of Supply … [More]

Academy for Construction Excellence Launches to Help Construction Professionals Reach Full Potential

Created to serve the growing need for training in the construction industry, Small Giants has announced the launching of an ambitious educational program, called the Academy for Construction Excellence. Developed with the guidance of an advisory council that has more than 200 years of combined construction education experience in all facets of the construction industry, this is … [More]

Foundation Empowering Incarcerated Women Highlights Remarkable Impact in 2023

Televerde Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women through personal and professional development programs, is pleased to announce the release of its 2023 Impact Report. This report details the economic and social impacts of 2023, illustrating the foundation's enduring dedication to empowering individuals and … [More]

ASBA Heightens Awareness of Fair Chance Hiring for Employers

This April, Arizona commemorates Second Chance Month, emphasizing the importance of redemption and expanded opportunities for people impacted by the criminal legal system. The impact of involvement with the system is substantial. In Arizona, approximately 126,500 individuals are under some form of correctional control (i.e., incarceration and supervision in the community). … [More]

Fourth Future48 Workforce Accelerator Announced with Central Arizona College, Continuing to Strengthen Arizona’s Workforce Pipeline

Governor Katie Hobbs announced the fourth of six total workforce accelerators with a new partnership between LG Energy Solutions and Central Arizona College in Apache Junction. The Future48 Workforce Accelerators, launched in June 2023, provide an innovative path for industry leaders and community colleges to train Arizonans for good-paying jobs in advanced … [More]

Thriving in the Fast Lane: Essential Healthy Habits for Young Professionals to Beat Hustle Culture

And a healthy reminder for professionals at any stage of their career

by Sharon Lechter

The hustle-and-grind culture is widespread, especially in the United States, and while one needs to work to get ahead, a constant go-go-go schedule isn’t healthy for anyone. In the long run, no matter how good someone is at what they do, the exhaustion from constantly living in the fast lane will eventually slow them down. This is why young professionals can hugely impact the … [More]

Entry-Level Hiring Will Hold Steady during 2024 Graduation Season, According to Survey

Professionals newly joining the workforce in 2024 can expect an active hiring market, according to research from talent solutions and business consulting firm Robert Half. In a recent Robert Half survey, 65% of companies said they plan to hire entry-level professionals, generally defined as individuals with 0-2 years of experience, in early 2024.  The Outlook for Entry-Level … [More]

Rich Dad Poor Dad Co-Author Releases New Book For Women

  WealthWave Media, a leading publisher of financial education materials, is proud to announce the release of its highly anticipated book, How Money Works For Women: Take Control or Lose It. Co-authored by renowned financial literacy expert Sharon Lechter, best known for her bestselling book Rich Dad Poor Dad, and accomplished attorney and Certified Financial Educator® Kim … [More]

Barrett-Jackson Launches Semester-Long STEM Education Initiative

Barrett-Jackson has launched its semester-long STEM initiative, Gearing Towards the Future presented by Honeywell. In partnership with the SciTech Institute, this community, education and outreach initiative focused on STEM education is designed to serve a leading role in encouraging and developing future automotive engineers and technicians through learning modules focused on … [More]

New Aviation Institute of Maintenance Campus Opens

Phoenix Rising Investments recently celebrated the grand opening of the Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s  first Phoenix campus in the AMPlify Riverpoint business district. The new AIM campus is located in AMPlify Riverpoint at 4025 S. 32nd Street in Phoenix, just south of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and just four miles from South Mountain High School, which has … [More]

UTI and Hawaiian Airlines Partner on Career Opportunities in Phoenix

Universal Technical Institute, the transportation, skilled trades and energy education division of UTI, Inc. today announced a partnership with Hawaiian Airlines designed to expand career opportunities for Universal Technical Institute airframe and powerplant graduates who earn their FAA certifications. Moving forward, Universal Technical Institute graduates who have earned … [More]

Scalable Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program Launches to Address Heightened Need for Healthcare Support Workers amid Staffing Crisis

OpusVi™ (formerly Dignity Health Global Education), a leading workforce development solutions provider backed by CommonSpirit Health, Providence and Premier Inc., that exclusively enables healthcare systems and organizations to upskill and retain top talent, today announces a scalable, multi-state Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program designed alongside and built for … [More]

Their Take: Jobs That No Longer Exist

by Robert Blaney

Over the past few months there has been an increasing discussion on Artificial Intelligence or AI as people like to call it.  Last summer a story surfaced where a judge sanctioned an attorney for submitting a legal brief, generated by AI, which mentioned court cases and legal precedents that do not exist. Is your job soon to end…???  Over time a number of jobs have … [More]

Phoenix-Based Dental Staffing Platform Expands to Florida

Toothio, the on-demand dental staffing platform connecting qualified professionals with dental practices, today announced its expansion to Orlando, Florida. Toothio's strategic decision to expand into Orlando was driven by the city's growing population and the increase in demand for dental professionals. By expanding its solution into Orlando, Toothio aims to bridge the gap … [More]

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