Employment has been a hot topic in news cycles lately. With a jobless rate in Arizona that plunged to 3.3% in March, employers are trying all sorts of ways to draw the best candidates for openings that have arisen. And applicants seem to have their pick of jobs they feel are the best match for their skill sets. It turns out the situation presents an opportunity to level the playing field when it comes to both sides of the hiring equation.
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The Arizona Technology Council today announced it has appointed Kurt M. VandenBussche, vice president for Technology Strategy and Innovation, Honeywell, and Ivonne May, portfolio director for the Advanced Air Dominance programs for the Advanced Technologies Mission Area, Raytheon Technologies, to its board of directors. VandenBussche and Ivonne were elected unanimously to serve three-year terms at the Council’s quarterly board meeting held on April 28, 2022.
TechTalk enews provides a monthly round-up of member updates, technological advancements, energy news, milestones and awards, industry news and featured content on the Council’s annual sponsors. Check out what’s happening in the Council’s April 2022 issue of TechTalk!
When warnings were issued that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could be followed by Putin giving the green light for a cyber assault against those he felt did not support his actions, you could practically feel the shudder resonating throughout the free world.
The Arizona Technology Council today released its Q4 2021 Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report, which outlines the continued growth of the state’s technology sector and highlights diversity statistics in the industry. A major takeaway from the Q4 2021 report is that Arizona’s technology industry multiplier has risen from 3.76 to 5.1. This means that for every 100 jobs added in the tech industry, 510 new jobs are created in other industries.
If this is the preview, we can’t wait to see how the movie really turns out. We’re referring to congressional crafting of two versions of legislation that support investment in domestic semiconductor production.
The Arizona Technology Council became involved in the state’s energy policy based on a hunch. The council felt that a report by Ascend Analytics projecting the costs for Arizona to reach 50% clean energy by 2035 “overstated the costs to increase clean electricity resources,” said Steve Zylstra, the council’s president and CEO.
TechTalk enews provides a monthly round-up of member updates, technological advancements, energy news, milestones and awards, industry news and featured content on the Council’s annual sponsors. Check out what’s happening in the Council’s March 2022 issue of TechTalk!
This year’s International Women’s Day has come and gone. For one day, it’s a chance to show those women closest to us how much they are admired and the impact that they have on our lives. But why just one day? I would be kidding myself if I believed that one day is plenty. After all, I’m surrounded by women who make a critical difference when it comes to operating the Arizona Technology Council.
The Arizona Technology Council today launched a partnership with The University of Arizona Online to offer 10% tuition savings on all online bachelor’s programs and online graduate programs to member company employees, as well as their spouses, domestic partners and dependents. This reduction applies whether the company or employee is paying for the tuition.