Program Makes Way for New Wave of Projects to Be Filmed in Arizona

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As Arizona continues to attract major film production opportunities to the state, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) has partnered with the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre at Scottsdale Community College (SCC) to train local talent to fill openings as production assistants. The inaugural Production Assistant Certification program will run Oct. 3-7, 2022. Arizona’s film … [More]

ASU Selects Partner for Hands-On Cybersecurity Simulation Workforce Training Accelerator

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Cloud Range announced that Arizona State University (ASU) and AZNext have selected its immersive cyber range and cybersecurity simulation training solution to be incorporated into the workforce development accelerator partnership. Led by ASU, AZNext is funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration to address the acute need … [More]

Inaugural Fair Chance Employment Symposium Lands Major Sponsor

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. has been announced as the title sponsor of the inaugural Fair Chance Employment Symposium, hosted by Arouet Foundation, a community-based nonprofit helping companies across Arizona implement inclusive hiring practices to overcome a grave labor shortage. The Symposium will be in the Aztec Room of the historic Arizona Biltmore from 7:30 a.m. to noon, … [More]

Career Development Platform Becoming Hub to Connect Job Seekers with Employment

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Pipeline AZ, an Arizona career development and job skills exploration platform, is celebrating the milestone of surpassing 50,000 registered users. Pipeline AZ users have been able to use the platform’s skills mapping technology to help job seekers begin a new path, level-up in their existing careers, explore work or work-based learning opportunities, and discover new passions … [More]

ASU Launches Apprenticeship Program for Aspiring IT Professionals

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Arizona State University, recognized nationally as America's most innovative school, has launched a new apprenticeship program for aspiring information technology (IT) professionals in collaboration with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and CompTIA. Arizona State University is the latest organization to join CompTIA Apprenticeships for Tech, a … [More]

Phoenix & Maricopa Community Colleges Launch New Partnership Program to Kick-Start Workforce Development

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Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Dr. Steven R. Gonzales, Interim Chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges announced the official launch of a new partnership called “Route to Relief.” The new program, supported by the City’s federal pandemic relief dollars, provides free tuition, monthly stipends and employment assistance in eligible programs across the 10 Maricopa Community … [More]

5 Tips on How to Stay in the Spotlight at Work

by Phil Cord

For many people, trying to be successful at work feels a lot like chasing the spotlight. However, sometimes even if you’re doing your best to add value to your organization and contribute to its growth, you might find it challenging to step into the spotlight and stand out from the crowd. Fortunately, there are different ways to help you build up your confidence to achieve … [More]

4 in 10 U.S. Workers Considering a Job Change in the Second Half of 2022 

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Staff turnover will continue to trouble employers, new research from talent solutions and business consulting firm Robert Half shows. According to the company’s biannual Job Optimism Survey of more than 2,400 workers in the U.S., 41% of respondents said they are currently looking or plan to look for a new role in the second half of 2022. Results remain steady from six months … [More]

GateWay Partners with Greulich’s Automotive Brings New Career Opportunities

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GateWay Community College is pleased to announce a new education and career partnership with one of Arizona's largest automotive repair providers, Greulich's Automotive Repair. This exciting new apprenticeship program will provide students with paid educational advancement through GateWay's automotive program while also offering immediate employment opportunities to graduates … [More]

University of Phoenix Builds upon Career Services with Launch of Job Resources Hub

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University of Phoenix has launched a job resources and tools hub on its website, building on its Career Services for Life® commitment by offering job seekers and job applicants in-depth guides, examples, and templates in sections dedicated to resumes and curriculum vitaes (CVs), cover letters, personal branding guidance, interviewing, and frequently asked questions. In … [More]

Local Restaurant Owner Shares How He Competes in Tight Labor Market

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The labor market right now is tight, particularly in the hospitality industry, and it’s tough to attract talent. But unlike most other smaller restaurateurs, the CEO of Ling’s Wok Shop and Ling and Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill plans to grow with a multi-pronged strategy based on giving back to the community. This will include traditional recruitment, opportunities for growth and … [More]

Study on American Workers’ Reasons for Switching Jobs Released

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University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies announces the release of a whitepaper examining factors contributing to employee turnover, as well as possible solutions: “American Workers’ Reasons for Switching Jobs.” Drawing upon data from the 2022 University of Phoenix Career Institute™ Career Optimism Index® study, Louise Underdahl, Ph.D., a Research Fellow with the … [More]

5 Steps to Overcoming a Skills Gap and Increasing Your Earning Power

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The U.S. labor shortage remains problematic for many employers, and a skills gap is exacerbating the situation as companies struggle to find employees who fit their needs. According to McKinsey & Company, 87% of companies worldwide acknowledge either a current or future skills gap. As people seek a new position or advancement in the wake of the Great Resignation, Great … [More]

Walmart Raises Driver Pay for Nearly 370 Arizona Truck Drivers

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Walmart recently announced they are raising pay for its private fleet of truck drivers, including the nearly 370 truck drivers in Arizona. Additionally, they are also launching a new fleet development program to train the next generation of drivers. Together, these investments will ensure Walmart remains one of the best companies in the world to drive for and will help them … [More]

Healthcare Certifications Top List of Well-Paying Careers by U.S. News and World Report

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"U.S. News and World Report" just released a list of 15 certifications that can lead to well-paying careers. Of the 15 listed, the majority of those careers were in the medical field. All of those medical careers are available at Pima Medical Institute. While not every program is available at every Pima Medical location, several are. Medical Assistant and Medical Secretary, … [More]

Insurance Co. Ups Minimum Wage in Scottsdale to $21 per Hour

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Along with a market-leading, flexible work model, Nationwide is again raising the minimum wage it will pay for its workforce.  The Columbus, Ohio-based Fortune 100 insurance and financial services provider is raising its minimum pay to $21 per hour, effective April 4, which makes it a leading employer providing one of the highest minimum wages in the country. The change will … [More]

Virtual-Reality Training Aims to Help Growing Demand in Skilled Trade Jobs 

by Mike Hunter 

StrataTech Education Group, a leading operator of skilled trade schools, recently launched a virtual reality training program called OcuWeld. The program, which uses Oculus Quest 2 technology, is among the first to use this revolutionary technology for students to practice welding skills outside of the classroom.  The program launches at a time when demand for skilled trade … [More]

Filling and Diversifying the Workforce for High-Tech Industries

by Mike Hunter

As part of its effort to diversify the workforce and increase recruitment of women into the skilled trades, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. teamed up with Ignite Worldwide to provide $100,000 in tuition grants for female and female-identifying students interested in pursuing a technical education at UTI and careers in STEM-related fields.  “We’re constantly hearing from … [More]

Governor Ducey Launches Effort to Hire Veterans

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Governor Doug Ducey launched a plan to nearly double veterans in the state workforce, building on his commitment to make Arizona the best state for veterans in the country. “Arizona has a message for the men and women who’ve served our country in uniform – we value your experience, we value your skills and we want you to come work for our state,” said Governor Ducey. “The … [More]

Education Group Launches New Training Solution to Reskill and Upskill the Skilled Trades

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StrataTech Education Group, a long-time leader in training skilled professionals, launched StrataSkills Industry Solutions as a workforce development and retention solution for electrician, welder, and HVAC/R employers nationwide. StrataSkills launches when industry demand for trained workforces and certain skillsets are at an all-time high. “Reskilling and upskilling are … [More]

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