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Arizona sees historically healthy private sector job gains

Posted by   /  October 18, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Economy  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Private sector employers added 9,800 jobs in Arizona in September. That is more than double the average private-sector job gains for September the past ten years (4,300 jobs), according to new state jobs data released Thursday. Business services added 3,600 of those new private-sector jobs while construction […]

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Jobs: Phoenix region loses professional, business service jobs but health care, manufacturing gain

Posted by   /  August 16, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The Phoenix metro area shed 6,000 private sector jobs in July, according to the latest state employment data. Professional services led the cuts but health care and manufacturing added jobs last month and continue to show strength. Professional and business services shed 4,300 jobs across the Phoenix […]

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Arizona sees summer jump in manufacturing, construction, finance jobs

Posted by   /  July 19, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Arizona added 1,900 manufacturing jobs, 1,800 banking and finance jobs and another 1,600 construction jobs last month even as summer vacations and heat hit other sectors and in the midst of President Donald Trump’s trade and border skirmishes. Arizona’s private sector lost 2,800 jobs in June, according […]

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Pinal County prepares for influx of thousands of new jobs

Posted by   /  May 31, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Saint Holdings AZBigMedia There are nearly 450,000 people living in Pinal County, a mostly rural, sprawling county the size of Connecticut. And each workday, the roads leading out of Pinal County are full of people heading to work. “The estimate that we’ve heard is that as many as 90,000 people commute […]

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US added only 20,000 jobs last month — fewest since September 2017

Posted by   /  March 8, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

  By Lydia DePillis | CNN Business New York (CNN Business)The US economy added only 20,000 jobs in February, a surprisingly low number that bucked the trend of huge jobs gains in recent months. That was the fewest jobs gained in a month since September 2017. The unemployment rate fell to 3.8%, as fewer unemployed people were […]

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Construction lag partially responsible for Arizona being ‘dead ‘last’ in Great Recession recovery

Posted by   /  December 21, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

After one of the longest recoveries on record, unemployment in the state has fallen to the lowest level since 2007, at what experts hope is a more sustainable pace. By Isaac Windes | Cronkite News Unemployment rates in Arizona inched down to 4.5 percent in October, falling to the lowest rate since the start of the […]

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Construction job openings rise in October

Posted by   /  December 12, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Robert Dietz | NAHB The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector increased in October. This increase occurred during a period of expansion for repair and remodeling work in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs (on a seasonally adjusted basis) increased […]

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Digital talent and housing’s labor shortages

Posted by   /  November 21, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Increasingly, tech skills are a non-negotiable key to higher pay and career adaptability. By John McManus | Builder Signals. Nine out of 10 accessible “good” jobs require medium- to high-level digital chops. As CityLab co-founder and senior editor Richard Florida notes, a growing chasm between digitally enabled workers, geographical locations, and business sectors sends a strong signal […]

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Construction industry looks for new generation of workers, but is anyone listening?

Posted by   /  October 26, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal At best the region’s construction industry needs to fill 10,000 jobs, according to Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Sanders. But the need for construction and trades could be even larger, according to Sanders and Mike Brewer, president and CEO of the Brewer Cos. READ ON:

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Construction job openings reach new cycle high

Posted by   /  October 13, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Robert Dietz | Eye on Housing The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector continued to rise in August, reaching the highest level since February 2007. Given the significant need for repair and restoration work in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we can expect additional increases in the months ahead.According to the BLS Job Openings […]

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