ADOR Sets Alert on Unemployment Benefits Identity Theft

Arizona Department of Revenue

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) advises taxpayers who receive a Form 1099-G from the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) for unemployment benefits they did not receive to contact the Arizona Department of Economic Security for a corrected form. Form 1099-G for Arizona Unemployment Insurance (UI) or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits are sent … [More]

Arizona to Add 325,000+ Jobs by Spring 2022

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

A new report released by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity is projecting strong job growth in the state over the next two years, with the largest gains happening in sectors hit hardest by the pandemic. “Arizona is a place where opportunities are plentiful and jobs are growing,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Families and businesses from across the nation continue to … [More]

Arizona Gives Day Invites Nonprofits to Enroll and Local Businesses to Participate in Annual Event

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

Coming off a record-breaking Arizona Gives Day 2020 when donors generated an incredible $6.1 million for nonprofits statewide, the 2021 event on April 6 is more important than ever given the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Registration and re-enrollment is now open for Arizona nonprofits interested in participating in the 24-hour online fundraising … [More]

Parsons Foundation Grants $665,000 to Girl Scouts, Arizona Cactus-Pine Council in Support of the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program 

Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council

This year, more than 6,500 Girl Scouts across central and northern Arizona are practicing their entrepreneurial skills by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. With COVID-19 precautions in place, girls are being challenged to find new ways of selling cookies. To help ensure the success of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has issued … [More]

The WFH vs. Return-to-Office Debate: What Employees, Bosses Should Consider

Many Americans have been working from home full-time for a year now since COVID-19 hit the U.S. And many prefer that arrangement to a traditional office. In a survey, 65% said they want to work remotely full-time after the pandemic. That could pose a problem for them and their employers. Given the availability of vaccines, many companies are planning to ask their … [More]

ADOT Advances $230 Million in New Transportation Investments Statewide

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey announced $230 million in new transportation infrastructure investments that will enhance highway safety and meet the demand of new residents moving to Arizona. “Despite the pandemic, Arizona’s economy is strong and families and businesses continue to relocate here in record numbers,” said Governor Ducey. “Now is the right time to use our state and … [More]

SBA Reaches $200 Billion Milestone in EIDL Program to Small Businesses and Nonprofits

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration reached a milestone in the success of the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which has provided U.S. small businesses, non-profits, and agricultural businesses a total of $200 billion in emergency funding. “Following the enactment of COVID-19 emergency legislation, the SBA has now provided more than 3.7 million small … [More]

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Still More Than 800K; Last Week Revised Up Sharply

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending February 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 861,000, an increase of 13,000 from the previousweek's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 55,000 from 793,000 to 848,000. The 4-week moving average was 833,250, a decrease of 3,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: Optimismo vs realidad: ¿Están las pequeñas empresas preparadas para un regreso económico?

por Edgar R. Olivo

El optimismo se define como la esperanza y la confianza sobre el futuro o el resultado exitoso de algo; un sentimiento que muchos propietarios de pequeñas empresas podrían estar de acuerdo en sentir cuando comienzan su negocio. Pero, como todos experimentamos en la primavera de 2020, cuando la pandemia sacudió el suelo, el optimismo ahora nos sirve para despertarnos todos los … [More]

Optimism vs Reality: Are Small Businesses Ready for an Economic Comeback?

by Edgar R. Olivo

Optimism is defined as hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something — a sentiment many small business owners could agree to feeling when they first start their business. But, as we all experienced in the spring of 2020 when the pandemic shook the ground, optimism now serves us to wake up every day and overcome the new challenges we now face … [More]

The Gig Economy Grew 33% in 2020. But Why?

BY Charles Jackson

A new survey by daVinci Payments found that the gig economy grew by 33%, reaching $1.6 trillion in 2020 despite the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus. At first glance, this may seem surprising considering more than 22 million Americans lost their jobs at the height of the pandemic, but gig work offered many the flexibility they needed to make ends meet. Why … [More]

5 Tips to Transform a Micromanager into a Servant Leader

The word “micromanager” often carries a negative connotation because, from an employee’s perspective, that type of leader is over-involved in their work, creates tension, and doesn’t trust them enough to do their job. Servant leadership, on the other hand, brokers mutual trust because such leaders believe in employees’ skills and knowledge. With a more collaborative and … [More]

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