Posted on December 14, 2016 • Category: Job Creation
By Zackary Moran-Norris
Earlier this month, Arizona voters approved Proposition 206, a ballot initiative that boosts the state’s minimum wage from $8.05 per hour to $12 per hour in 2020 and requires employers to provide paid sick time off from work.
The proposition has sparked statewide debate in recent months but it passed with a surprisingly large margin with 58 percent of voters saying “yes” and 41 percent voting “no."
Kathy Ortega, a fast-food worker in Tucson,…Read More
Posted on December 7, 2016 • Category: Job Creation
By Mindy Riesenberg
Arizona is the bioscience hub of the Southwest, providing 96,000 jobs and generating $28 billion in annual revenue. Jobs in this field in the state are growing at a rate nearly four times faster than the rest of the nation (http://arizonaexperience.org/innovate/arizona-biosciences-success-story).
The Helios Education Foundation and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of their joint internship program, Helios Scholars at TGen, which prepares students for college…Read More
Posted on November 4, 2016 • Category: Job Creation
By Andrea Jaramillo
A desire to work is all that's needed when people enter St. Joseph the Worker's (SJW) offices to ask for assistance.
Twenty-eight years ago, St. Joseph the Worker's founders realized that in addition to food and shelter, another main issue for the homeless and disadvantaged was being "employable." So they created a nonprofit organization that aimed to assist these individuals who were having difficulty finding work.
From details such as how to maintain eye…Read More