The year 2022 continued the high quit rates that the United States started seeing in the so-called Great Resignation of 2021. Dissatisfied, many employees simply had enough and left for better, higher-paying jobs elsewhere. Although many workers had been scrambling to get any job available when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, people have started looking at employment in a whole new light. Now they’re more interested in getting both a job they love that also pays well.
Across Arizona, communities are increasingly forced to deal with the consequences of extreme heat exacerbated by climate change and urban growth. Cities in the region routinely experience more than 30 days above 110 degrees Fahrenheit each summer and growing populations continue to be strained by the complex interactions of extreme heat, atmospheric pollutants, and limited water supplies.
The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, has announced the winners of the 2022 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards. Winners of this prestigious annual award program represent the best of the best in Arizona’s technology, science and education ecosystem. This year’s recipients were recognized tonight in a ceremony at the Phoenix Convention Center.
South Bronx, New York-based Per Scholas is recruiting 180 students for free technical training and professional development programs in metro Phoenix. Since its founding in 1995, the nonprofit has grown to operate 19 locations across the country, said Jaclyn Boyes, managing director for the Per Scholas Phoenix office.
Customer service roles are an important part of every thriving business in any industry. There are plenty of job opportunities in the customer service field that pay more than you might think. We are going to highlight some of the best-paying customer service jobs to help you find what you are looking for in a new role.
The general election on November 8 is quickly approaching, and making your voice heard is extremely important this year. The Arizona Technology Council is the premier trade association for science and technologies in the state. We are home to over 700 member companies ranging in size from early stage startups to large corporations. We exist to empower innovators and are dedicated to transforming Arizona into a national technology leader. As such, those who become our leaders in Arizona have a large impact on being able to continue this work.
Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) is now officially a Cybersecurity Awareness Month Partner with CISA—the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency—one of the youngest U.S. agencies (and growing massively in importance) under the Homeland Security and various other agencies banner. They are public-facing for everything from communications of zero-day cyberattacks to combating dis/misinformation. As a partner, it is CGCC’s responsibility to share their Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 overarching theme, “See Yourself in Cyber.” According to the CISA, “while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people.” Find out more at https://www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month.
With a goal of introducing high school girls, primarily from across the East Valley, to the many career possibilities in the field of Information Technology (IT), the fourth annual Girls Get IT event takes place from 8:30 am to 1 pm, Nov. 4, 2022, at Scottsdale Community College. Geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and astronaut Dr. Sian Proctor is the keynote speaker.
What are millennials? The definition of a millennial varies; however, the consensus is that millennials are born between 1981 and 1996. Most likely, this generation grew up experiencing the 9/11 terrorist attack and the 2008 presidential election. These adults saw the turn of the century and the onset of the digital age. Even more, the majority of millennials felt the weight of the 2008 economic recession. These are just a few milestones that millennials witnessed. Now they’re creating a milestone of their own.
The Arizona Technology Council released its Q2 2022 Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report today, which highlights key metrics from the competitive hiring environment in Arizona’s technology industry. Takeaways from the report include a 55.4% wage growth over the past three years, a 106% rise in STEM job openings from 2017 to 2021 and a 2.8% year-over-year growth in technology jobs.