The tech industry is hot, and technology is everywhere. It’s powering self-driving cars, computers, cell phones, social media platforms, and gaming systems that modern society can’t imagine life without. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in computer and information technology are projected to increase by 11% between 2019 and 2029. This growth rate is significantly faster than the average for all occupations, which is projected to be 3.7%.
Pipeline AZ, an Arizona career development and job skills exploration platform, is celebrating the milestone of surpassing 50,000 registered users. Pipeline AZ users have been able to use the platform’s skills mapping technology to help job seekers begin a new path, level-up in their existing careers, explore work or work-based learning opportunities, and discover new passions that change their career trajectory.
When Michael Wilson welcomed his first child into the world, he immediately reevaluated what mattered to him in his life and career. Michael had studied Civil Engineering in school and since graduating had worked in the AI and robotics space, most recently managing a team at Amazon for 10 years. Now, at the drop of a hat and with a new baby in tow, he began to rethink his career.
Arizona continues to be a national leader for jobs in the solar energy sector. The state’s solar industry employment reached 8,278 jobs during 2021, according to the nonprofit Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s 12th-annual National Solar Jobs Census released July 26. That’s up roughly 12.7% from 7,346 jobs during 2020, and Arizona’s 932 new jobs in 2021 was fourth-highest in the nation.
Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, is offering sign-on bonuses up to $50,000 for engineering and some finance roles onsite at the company’s Tucson location. For eligible finance positions, sign-on bonuses are available for those who have an active security clearance. For engineers, sign-on bonuses are available to those hired into qualified roles, regardless of current clearance status. However, bonus amounts are higher for individuals with active security clearances.
Whether it’s your internal process with HR, or your external process with your staffing partner, communication and efficiency are key to winning talent. Finding the right candidate is tough enough these days, so it’s critical that when you do, you’re prepared to move quickly. While there’s no foolproof method, following a few key steps at the start of the process will ensure greater success for all involved.
Qwick, the leading on-demand labor marketplace for food and beverage Professionals announces the launch of its services in Washington, D.C., the company’s 16th city to launch in since 2018. Qwick is thrilled to launch in our nation’s capital and help change the way people work, enabling D.C. hospitality businesses – who could be struggling during this historic labor shortage – to find quality vetted staff. Qwick is rapidly expanding its services and will be operating in at least 30 cities by the end of 2022. By 2024, Qwick’s goal is to successfully match 3 million Professional shifts in 30 U.S. cities.
Axon, the Scottsdale company that makes the Taser and other technologies for public safety, has big plans for (Nasdaq: AXON) plans to hire at least 400 people in Scottsdale, including a slew of new software engineers, said Elizabeth Hart, senior vice president of people operations at Axon.
Viavi Solutions, a tech company that shifted its head office from California to Arizona in 2021, is expanding its footprint in Chandler after realizing it needs more space than it originally anticipated. Viavi Solutions bought a 104,000-square-foot space at the Chandler Airport Commerce Center just south of the airport last year, with the original intent of housing both its global headquarters and manufacturing operations in the facility.
Arizona’s labor force could be “the biggest opportunity and the biggest risk as far as our economy growing,” economist Jim Rounds said of the tight labor market in the state and around the country. “We are adding a lot of jobs, but starting to get tapped out as far as workforce supply,” Rounds said.