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Tucson call center laying off almost 800 workers

A Tucson call center is laying off 785 employees here, with Concentrix Corp. poised to shutter the West Side facility formerly owned by Convergys.... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

Ducey too smart to be so stupid as to support Trump's latest border sucker-punch

Arizona Gov. Ducey says he supports President Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border because he apparently is cool with losing a quarter-billion dollars per day in trade. He should be smarter than that.... Read more»

Bill slicing minimum wage for young part-time workers moves to Az Senate

Arizona lawmakers could allow employers to slash the minimum wage for young part-time workers to as low as $7.25 an hour, a measure that drew a contentious crowd to a Senate committee hearing Thursday.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

World View's return to earth shows the dangers & costs of a sucker's game

Chasing and keeping businesses that are ready to bounce from city to city looking for the best deal has cost us all and given us not a whole bunch.... Read more»1

Revised Arizona job numbers give metro Tucson less 2018 growth

An annual revision of employment numbers gave Arizona 5,600 more jobs last year, but metro Tucson ended up with 2,900 fewer than had been reported — Tucson had an increase of 6,100 jobs.... Read more»

World View announces CEO shift, grounds co-founder's 'space tourism' dream

Tucson's high-altitude balloon company publicly named a new CEO on Thursday, a move months in the making as World View "retools" toward boosting scientific and communications gear — even as the firm's workforce has fallen short of lofty goals and even its contract with Pima County.... Read more»1

Arizona could add almost 166,000 jobs by mid-2020

Arizona is expected to add almost 166,000 jobs between the last quarter of 2018 and middle of 2020, the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity said. Construction and manufacturing jobs will lead the way.... Read more»

World View jobs falling hundreds short of lofty predictions

Although Pima County invested $15 million in a facility for a high-altitude balloon company, the number of workers there isn't taking off as officials forecast — or even as World View's lease requires. But a new CEO is making changes.... Read more»2

Arizona added almost 94,000 jobs in 2018 - shutdown effects still unknown

Arizona added an estimated 93,900 non-farm jobs last year, with every major metro getting a share, although 82 percent went to metro Phoenix and 10 percent to metro Tucson. And it's too early to tell how the federal shutdown will affect the state.... Read more»

‘Let’s get to work’: Ducey touts accomplishments, lists water & education as top priorities

Education funding and the looming threat of water shortages were among the key issues Gov. Doug Ducey emphasized in his State of the State address Monday afternoon.... Read more»

Pima County slashes road construction staff

With Pima County dialing back work with the failure of road bonds at the polls, the county is laying off 36 workers from the Department of Transportation, following the elimination of 16 vacant positions.... Read more»

Inaugural address

Ducey sworn in: Time Arizona became a 'jobs juggernaut'

"Today, I’m proud to say, those days are behind us. Arizona is open for business, government has gotten out of the way, the people are benefiting, and it’s going to stay that way." — full text of Gov. Ducey's second inaugural speech.... Read more»

Metro Tucson gains12,000 jobs; growth still lags state

Metro Tucson gained 12,000 mostly service jobs over the past year and its unemployment rate in November remained below Arizona’s, according to the latest state estimate.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Rothschild got Tucson to walk the line, now we could use a kick

Tucson's progress is worth noting because we've done better under Mayor Jonathan Rothschild's leadership, but the city still lags behind the rest of the country ways cities that don't want to lag. ... Read more»

ADOT giving women the skills needed to succeed in construction trades

Leaders in the Arizona Department of Transportation are working with community college leaders and contractors to integrate more women and minorities into their Construction Academy typically dominated by men.... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump's claim about jobs is short on history

The number of unfilled job openings is now greater than the number of unemployed people for the first time on record, but records only go back 18 years. Despite what some GOP spinmeisters would have you believe, “history” didn’t start in December of 2000.... Read more»

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