New Nonprofit Brings Medical Supplies to the Frontline


In response to the novel Coronavirus, a new nonprofit, ProtectAZ was founded to bring crucial medical supplies to our frontline personnel and the groups and organizations in our community that serve the most at risk. Organized and launched by local doctors and likeminded businessmen, the fully volunteer-based organization was created to raise private funds to locate, procure … [More]

Telehealth Tips Connected to COVID-19

by Dr. Anne Docimo

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to mount, many Arizonans may be considering where to go for care if they develop potential symptoms. One important — yet potentially overlooked — resource is telehealth, which may enable people to connect 24/7 with a healthcare provider via a digital device and avoid potential exposure risks associated with in-person trips to healthcare … [More]

Quick Poll: How Coronavirus Is Affecting Broad-Based Pay and Benefits

Pearl Meyer

This survey was open from 4/2/2020 to 4/6/2020 and reflects responses from 369 participants, including 182 publicly traded companies, 143 private firms, and 44 not-for-profit organizations. The data indicate that, like the COVID-19 pandemic itself, decisions regarding staff and pay remain very fluid. Surprisingly, over 75% of participants indicated that they were an … [More]

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launches Nationwide ‘Save Small Business’ Initiative

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

To combat the economic destruction threatening the survival of small businesses in every town across America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today launched the Save Small Business Initiative— a nationwide program to address small businesses’ immediate needs, mitigate closures and job losses, and mobilize support for long-term recovery. The Save Small Business Initiative … [More]

Free CARES Act Readiness Program for Small Businesses

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) announce the launch of the CARES Act Readiness Program for Small Businesses, a free training program that helps both novice and experienced borrowers navigate the federal CARES Act. The CARES Act makes billions in capital available to small businesses in order to sustain their … [More]

State Capitol, Hospitals, Local Government Buildings to Join ‘Light AZ Blue’ to Support Frontline Medical Personnel

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Buildings and structures around the state will be lit blue as a symbol of support for Arizona’s frontline medical workers and emergency responders battling COVID-19. As part of the campaign, buildings like the Arizona Capitol, executive tower, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, cities of Phoenix, Tempe and Tucson, State Farm at Tempe Town Lake and more will be lit blue, along with … [More]

Turnkey Workforce App Mobilizing Employees in Supply Chain


The run on food and household essentials threw national supply chains into upheaval, causing barren store shelves and panic purchasing. MyWorkChoice, an app-based contingent staffing solution, is helping companies like grocery distribution and other supply chain providers by delivering a turnkey workforce that virtually mobilizes hundreds of W-2 employees in a matter of … [More]

HR Leaders Should Prepare a Recession Plan


As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis continues to evolve and a recession looms, the damage to employers and their employees could result in a loss of 47 million jobs, the Federal Reserve estimates. HR professionals scrambling to manage their workforces during the pandemic need to create a plan for the future, says a new XpertHR report, “How to Prepare for a Recession and … [More]

Arizona Retail Sector Workers Get Boost with Dedicated Career Site

enter for the Future of Arizona

The Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) announces the launch of to support workers and employers in Arizona’s important retail sector. is Arizona’s only targeted retail sector-focused resource for information and tools for job seekers, frontline workers, retail employers and workforce development professionals. “Retail represents … [More]

Telemedicine Leading Co. Offers Help to Healthcare Organizations


As the industry leader in telemedicine, GlobalMed knows that implementing a virtual health program can seem daunting. However, given the explosive rise of COVID-19 cases, there is an unprecedented demand for solutions to tackle the pandemic. Telehealth brings forth innovative tools to monitor and contain COVID-19 patients and provide ongoing care to those without the virus. … [More]

160+ LGBT Community Centers Request COVID Relief Funds


It has been several weeks since Congress passed the first stimulus package, and leadership in both the Senate and the House are planning to add new resources to assist hundreds of thousands of organizations and individuals who face financial crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers is bringing attention to its 250+ community center … [More]

Report Shows 4 in 5 State Unemployment Websites Fail Mobile and Accessibility Tests

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

Nearly 17 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the digital infrastructure meant to support them is inadequate. A new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy, shows that the vast majority of state unemployment websites fail … [More]

Relief Fund Created to Provide Immediate Funding for Restaurant Workers in Need

Rick McCartney

Since its inception, the Arizona Restaurant Association (ARA) has been dedicated to the support and advocacy of the Arizona food and beverage industry. In recent weeks, this has been exemplified in great strides with the immediate implementation of the Arizona Takeout Weeks promotion to help drive continued support and marketing efforts for restaurants who closed their dining … [More]

Gig Platform Repurposing Restaurant Chain Staff for Delivery Options


ShiftPixy, a gig engagement platform provider, today announced the company’s initiative to catalyze digital infrastructure reinforcement and human capital management repurposing for multi-unit restaurant operators during the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) small business loans. As some of the hardest hit businesses by the global … [More]