Global Industry Leader TSMC to Build Advanced Semiconductor Factory in Arizona

by Mike Hunter

Following a national search, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has selected Arizona for its new U.S. advanced semiconductor factory. The project will create over 1,600 new high-tech jobs and generate thousands of additional jobs in the state for suppliers and other companies within the semiconductor industry. TSMC’s total spending on this project, including … [More]

Fashion Co. Expanding Business Model to Fill Immediate Need amid COVID-19

Pomchies

There is no doubt that the world has changed dramatically since the global spread of COVID-19 early this year. For Heather Clark — founder and owner of the valley-based Pomchies company, a leader in fashion accessories from headwear and luggage tags to pet products and water bottle carriers all made from durable, stretchy and washable material — in-process orders dropped … [More]

New Real Estate Brokerage Plans to Make Selling a Home as Easy as Booking a Room

Rick McCartney

Homeowners in Phoenix have more options now when it comes to selling their homes, thanks to a new kind of real estate brokerage that aims to make selling a home as simple and convenient as booking a hotel room online. The Offer Company was created as a new kind of real estate brokerage that offers homeowners the option of selling in the traditional way, by listing with an … [More]

Perspectiva: Cómo entrar a la normalidad nueva creada por la pandemia

by Rita Hudgens

"El secreto para cambiar es concentrar toda su energía no en luchar contra lo viejo, sino en construir lo nuevo".Sócrates Momentos horribles en la historia ¿Dónde estabas cuando te enteraste de los aviones que se estrellaron contra las torres gemelas el 11 de septiembre? Para aquellos de ustedes que tienen la edad suficiente, ¿qué estaban haciendo cuando le dispararon … [More]

New Telemedicine Platform Connects Patients with Their Primary Care Providers

CAIN Health

How do you visit your primary care provider during the pandemic? For most Americans, that question remains unanswered.  Thousands of private practice offices are not set up to see their patients.  Telemedicine alone doesn’t solve the problem as relationships with anonymous doctors and lack of patient and disease history are challenging to overcome. Doctors and patients need to … [More]

Arizona Enrichment Centers to Offer Child Care to Grocery Store, Food Bank Employees

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

The Arizona Enrichment Centers Program will expand to offer prioritized child care for the children of grocery store employees and food bank workers. Enrichment Centers have already been providing child care for first responders, critical health care workers and essential public sector workers serving others as Arizona works to slow the spread of COVID-19. The program will also … [More]

Nearly Half of Employees Now Working from Home Want to Stay Remote, Study Finds

The Grossman Group

For decades, the privilege of working from home has been largely reserved for elite, white-collar workers. In a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 crisis has forced millions more American workers into remote work, and a recent survey finds that many prefer keeping that arrangement. Forty-eight percent of employees working from home now say they'd like to continue working from … [More]

Using Social Media to Encourage Brand Engagement during the Pandemic

by Alexis Krisay

As the pandemic continues to unfold, more and more brands understand that having a voice and communicating through their social media platforms is especially important right now. But how exactly does a brand encourage consistent engagement with its followers during a global pandemic? There are a few ground rules and best practices that every brand should adhere to during this … [More]

3 Million Jobless Claims Filed Last Week, 2-Month Total more than 36 Million

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending May 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 2,981,000, a decrease of 195,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 7,000 from 3,169,000 to 3,176,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,616,500, a decrease of 564,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was … [More]

Free Leadership Course Helps Leaders Gain Self-Awareness and Cope in Crisis

DDI

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, the stress can cause us all to struggle to be our best selves at work. But for leaders, the failure to manage their emotions can have a severe negative impact on teams stress levels and overall performance. To help, DDI is offering a free, short online course, Leading Self in Times of Crisis. The course helps leaders understand … [More]

Zoom to Open R&D Centers in Phoenix and Pittsburgh

Zoom

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) today announced that it will open two new research and development centers - one in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area and one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Zoom will immediately begin recruiting software engineering talent in these geographies. Employees will work from home until the offices are built and COVID-19-related isolation … [More]

The Importance of Being a Resilient Industry Post COVID-19

The Instant Group

The economic impact of COVID-19 is being felt on a global level, and with specific sectors more severely affected, some may see a quicker bounce back than others once the crisis is over. With this in mind, John Williams, Head of Marketing at Commercial Property Specialists Instant Offices explores the industries that are most likely to be the most resilient post … [More]

Smart Cities: Five Ways Urban Planning Can Defend against Pandemics

by Karlyn McKell

While our interconnected world helps pandemics spread faster, it can also quicken our response time. Technological advancements allow us to track disease spread, monitor citizens, and control the delivery of essential items during a pandemic response. COVID-19 continues to grip the globe, but once the virus threat wanes, there will undoubtedly be lots of reflection over … [More]

WEBINAR – May 18: New Normals in the World of Work?

Arizona Association For Economic Development

Noted Labor Market Analyst Trevor Stokes will take a look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the job market through the lens of current job postings. This approach is uniquely informative, providing perspective on industries, jobs and skills that seem to be weathering the crisis well and the short-term impacts of the crisis on specific sectors. Economic development … [More]