The boost in Phoenix job postings was among the largest in the country, both in terms of percent gained and of sheer volume. This glut of tech job openings is part of the larger recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, which killed hundreds of thousands in the United States, put many people out of work and inspired others to seek new careers.
Over the last 12 months, many companies have allowed employees to work from home and work remotely. Some have even done a complete 180 hiring out-of-state team members for the first time. For many employers, COVID-19 forced flexibility on a previously closed mindset. According to Enterprise Technology Research, the percentage of employees permanently working from home is expected to double in 2021.
QS World University Rankings has released its list of more than 300 of the top universities in the United States, with Arizona State University moving up nearly 30 spots to No. 62 from last year’s position at No. 91. ASU also ranked No. 1 in the state, ahead of both Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation is excited to launch its Summer Virtual Cybersecurity and IT Externship Rotation. This is a structured two-week program containing a cohort of participants from across Arizona, including high school, community college, university students and veterans who will rotate through industry experiences provided by multiple and diverse businesses.
As part of an $8 million ASU-led U.S. Department of Labor grant, Arizona Technology Council joins a collaborative of community partners to establish the Arizona Workforce Training Accelerator Partnership for Next Generation Jobs (AZNext). The partnership will enhance regional competitiveness, address workforce shortages and train workers for high-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity and IT.
With Greater Phoenix being referred to as “the tech capital of the Southwest” many innnovative startups and companies have been flocking to the area over the past five years. Veteran staffing firm Paragon IT Professionals can help companies struggling to find qualified candidates. As an expert in tech talent, Paragon has spent the past 24 years focused on helping companies quickly attract hard-to-find talent.
Individuals looking to jumpstart careers in the growing fields of data science, software engineering, and website and app design, are now able to take advantage of a new online training program through Arizona State University and Chegg, Inc.’s career accelerator, Thinkful. This program is launching at a time when companies continue to face an ongoing shortage in tech talent, a trend that is only expected to grow as advancements in technology accelerate.
Phoenix College announced the virtual Future of Work Summit on March 4, 2021. The event will review economic trends and provide a snapshot of the Phoenix market, informing, and guiding important questions. Sessions will focus on workforce trends, the current workforce landscape, how can community colleges can help support businesses in the areas they serve, as well as work-based experiences for or increased opportunities in training and workforce development.
Covid-19 has made it difficult for many this year, especially entrepreneurs, small businesses, and those just entering the workforce. To help, the University of Advancing Technology is offering something very unique for its upcoming grads and recent alumni through its technology startup coworking space, Perimeter83.
It’s easy to ignore the levels of stress we experience on a day-to-day basis and write them off as normal. In these challenging times, professionals in all career paths and industry sectors are feeling overwhelmed to increasingly do more and more. In a recent virtual event hosted by KEO Marketing CEO Sheila Kloefkorn, attendees heard firsthand from AQai CEO Ross Thornley as he shared his insight and research on adaptability, leveraging the power of unlearning and letting go, as well as strategies to drive performance while reducing stress.