Arizona Department of Health Services Strengthens Mask Wearing Requirement for Schools

Arizona Department of Health Services

To protect the health of our school communities, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) today issued an emergency measure requiring district and charter schools to immediately mandate that masks are worn on school campuses, on school buses and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors. “Keeping kids and … [More]

DES Expands Identity Verification for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claimants

Arizona Department of Economic Security

Beginning December 5, 2020, the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) will improve access to benefits for eligible unemployment claimants and further strengthen its fraud prevention measures by requiring all Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimants to verify their identities using, a safe and secure identification portal, before they will be eligible to … [More]

WEBINAR – Dec 11: Emerging Issues Forum: Building Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

December's Emerging Issues Forum, sponsored by SRP, brings together a panel of diversity and inclusion leaders from different industry sectors to share tangible ways they have advocated for equity in their workplace. Moderated by Jonae Harrison, City of Tempe Diversity & Inclusion Manager, the program will identify ideas and tips attendees can incorporate into improving the … [More]

WEBINAR – Nov 24: Arizona Small Business Boot Camp & Collective

Arizona Commerce Authority

  100TH SESSION How Industry Leaders Are Overcoming COVID-19 Join us for our 100th Boot Camp session, featuring the mead experts at Superstition Meadery. Gain insight on how the mead-making industry has pivoted operations. You'll learn what business tactics this industry leader has implemented to return stronger. Time: 9 - 10 a.m. Date: Tuesday, November 24, … [More]

Menu of Health Tips for Safer Holiday Gatherings

Arizona Department of Health Services

Your menu may be the same this year, but other aspects of Thanksgiving may need to be different to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19. That’s why the Arizona Department of Health Services has developed a menu of precautions to take during holiday gatherings. Doing one makes your family and your guests safer. Doing more is even better. “It’s an unfortunate reality … [More]

New GoDaddy Tool Enables Enterprises to Contain Costs, Optimize Portfolios and Mitigate Risks


GoDaddy Inc., the world's largest domain name registrar, today announced the launch of GoDaddy Corporate Domains, a domain management solution for large companies. The launch builds off of GoDaddy's acquisition of Brandsight in February 2020. Typically, companies register domain names in support of product launches, marketing campaigns, international expansion and to … [More]

2021 Open Enrollment Is Upon Us: Do You Have the Right Insurance Broker?

by Anthony Waters

2020’s open enrollment is in mid-swing and, as a business owner, employer or HR professional, you’ve most likely started to consider your organization’s benefits plan and what you might be looking to adjust in 2021. As you begin to outline what you’re searching for, you’ll probably have a lot of questions and concerns due to the unprecedented nature of 2020. Did your rates … [More]

Small Business Optimism Quarterly Industry Survey: Focus on Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, and Services Industries


The NFIB Research Center released the latest quarterly Small Business Economic Trends Industry-specific survey. The survey highlights the construction, manufacturing, retail, and services industries. NFIB released previous reports in August and May 2020. “This year has been challenging for small business owners as they manage their businesses in a time when the COVID-19 … [More]

Two Arizona Nonprofits Get Funds Directed to Organizations Owned by People of Color

The Citi Foundation named 30 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that will collectively receive $15 million to support their efforts to provide small businesses with the vital resources needed to sustain their operations and support economically vulnerable households impacted by COVID-19. Two in Arizona: Chicanos Por La Causa: Helps individuals and … [More]

ASU Gets $1 Million as Part of Bank’s Recently Announced $25 Million Jobs Initiative

As part of Bank of America’s recent $1 billion, four-year commitment to advance racial equality and economic opportunity, the company announced today further details about its $25 million commitment to enhance up-skilling and reskilling for Black and Hispanic-Latino students. Through initial partnerships with 21 higher education institutions including community colleges, … [More]

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Increase amid Coronavirus Surge

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending November 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 742,000, an increase of 31,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 709,000 to 711,000. The 4-week moving average was 742,000, a decrease of 13,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was … [More]

HR Professionals View Recruiting and Hiring as the Most Challenging Issue for 2021


Recruiting and hiring is HR professionals' top concern for next year, according to 563 US employers responding to XpertHR's Survey of HR Challenges for 2021. The survey asked participating organizations to rate how challenging 12 major workplace issues might be in 2021 and found that over six in 10 (66%) said recruiting and hiring will be either "somewhat" or "very" … [More]

5 Ways Leaders Can Eliminate Stress and Reboot for Change in 2021

As a challenging year winds down, companies are sifting through what worked and what didn’t as they prepare to reboot for 2021 after dealing with the many difficulties brought on by the pandemic. And if a business is planning significant changes in its operations in the New Year, the leadership team’s empathy for the workforce is vital in the process, says Joel Patterson, a … [More]

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