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.
Tackling climate action in the building industry starts with making conscious decisions about the materials with which we build. Today, the production, maintenance and disposal of the materials used in building construction are responsible for 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions. This accounts for roughly a quarter of annual building sector emissions, a percentage which is growing.
The March 2022 episode of the Arizona Technology Council’s TechCast podcast featured e-commerce experts including Amory Borromeo, director of Technology Operations & Talent at Carvana; John Lott, founder & CEO of e-Commerce Industry Council and chief financial officer of SpearmintLOVE; Honey Olesen, director of operations at atmosol; and Brad Wheeler, senior director of Customer Strategy at Emerge. These leaders joined Karen Nowicki, president and owner of Phoenix Business RadioX, and Bianca Buliga, director of marketing + communications at the Council, in exploring technology’s role in discussing how small- to mid-sized companies can build e-commerce stores to gain a competitive edge and expand their businesses online.
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Nikola shows off Coolidge factory with deliveries expected this quarter; Mesa Community College names new president; Raytheon wins contract worth up to $1.68B to work on new class of Navy destroyers; Grand Canyon University to graduate 30K students in 2021-22 academic year, largest graduating class in its history; Oryx Additive announces the Oryx Partnership Program; ASU plants ‘mechanical tree’ on Tempe campus to remove carbon dioxide; Banner Health to build new hospital in Buckeye; ASU and Wells Fargo want to make sustainability ‘everyday’ and actionable; UArizona tops out new $85 million Applied Research building in Tucson; University of Advancing Technology environmental studies students explore Arizona energy sources; Axon acquires virtual reality studio that makes training modules for corporate clients; UArizona Center for Innovation launches incubator outpost at Biosphere 2; Kore Power closes on 214-acre site in Buckeye; DocSolid expands leadership team with new senior director of services; Qwick eyes a four-day workweek to double workforce; Intel, Maricopa Community College District launch first-of-its-kind AI lab; Banner, UArizona and Space X partner to host aerospace surgery fellowship; Raytheon signs contract worth up to $3.2B for US Navy radar systems; Waymo expanding driverless taxi service to downtown Phoenix; Arizona now allows storage of state ID, driver’s license on Apple’s Wallet app; and Intel hopes to increase workforce diversity by 2030 through two Valley programs.
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.
Semiconductor giant Intel said Wednesday that it would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2040 to decrease the firm’s contributions to climate change. Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) said it would boost its energy efficiency and lower the carbon footprint of its products in the years to come, starting with interim goals, including spending $300 million to improve energy conservation at existing facilities, building new factories at U.S. Green Building Council LEED standards and switching to 100% renewable electricity across global operations by 2030.
Scottsdale-based Axon Enterprise Inc., the company that makes Tasers and other safety technology for law enforcement agencies, has acquired a virtual reality studio that specializes in immersive training modules for large organizations. Axon (Nasdaq: AXON) said its acquisition of Atlanta-based Foundry 45 will help it achieve its goal to use new immersive technologies such as virtual reality, or VR, and augmented reality to prepare law enforcement officers for real-life situations in the field — and to make such training more accessible and affordable.
Intel and Arizona’s Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) today announced a new artificial intelligence (AI) incubator lab for students aspiring to land jobs in areas ranging from business to nursing to healthcare — and other professions that increasingly draw on AI technology. The new AI incubator lab in Arizona, and the associate degree program it supports, is the first of its kind in the U.S.
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.