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Technology Industry Impact Report reveals steady employment growth and total wages of more than $20 billion
The Arizona Technology Council released its latest quarterly Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report. Among other positive news, the data from the Q1 2020 report revealed a steady 3.45% growth in technology sector employment. A new Supply Chain Gap Analysis also revealed 76% of Arizona’s technology industry supply chain purchases—a $4.5 billion value—are sourced in-region.
The findings by Dice, a tech career hub, offer a glimpse into how businesses adjusted to the coronavirus pandemic onset and the rapid changes it brought, such as a mass movement from offices to telecommuting and an increase in e-commerce. As for changes between February and March, Arizona’s 6% bump put it at No. 6 on the state list and Phoenix’s 13% jump put it at No. 8 among U.S. cities.
The Arizona Technology Council announced it has appointed Wes Hummel, vice president, Site Reliability Engineering, PayPal; Anne Dougherty, co-founder and co-owner, ILLUME Advising; and Dr. Mary L. Bailey, president and CEO, Rincon Research, to its board of directors. Hummel, Dougherty and Bailey were elected unanimously to serve three-year terms at the Council’s quarterly board meeting held April 30.
Arizona Technology Council, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, and East Valley Chambers of Commerce deliver plans to Gov. Ducey for reopening of Arizona’s economy.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day: SciTech Institute partners with Gilbert-based Footprint Foundation
Celebrating Earth Day 2020: The SciTech Institute, in partnership with the Footprint Foundation, is hosting educational programs featuring a slate of thought leaders including a renowned marine biologist, a former NASA space station astronaut and a producer from “The Story of Plastic.”
Closing the digital divide: Common Sense, a nonprofit committed to improving the lives of children and families, is launching an effort to help close the digital divide and ensure every family has equal access to broadband. #ConnectAllStudents will leverage Common Sense Education’s network of more than 1 million U.S. educators to gather teacher and student experiences of the divide.
To ensure that no student is left without a fighting chance to obtain a proper education, it’s up to businesses and individuals to step up and help those in need during these unprecedented times. This is why the Arizona Technology Council is partnering with AZ StRUT (Arizona Students Recycling Used Technology) to launch a donation drive to obtain laptops and chargers that can be refurbished and distributed to students.