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NOW HIRING: Companies hiring for seasonal positions274NOW HIRING: Companies hiring for seasonal positions<div class="ExternalClassBE973901E3494EA7ADEE38A4AAA80CA7"><p>​ABC15 News (Megan Thompson): Tis the season to be a seasonal worker. Companies from UPS to Kohl's are all hosting big job fairs to try to fill thousands of positions before the holidays. But, the huge need is forcing many companies to give you the greatest gift of all: a job with higher pay and hotter incentives! Experts said the economy is making many of us feel a little bit more confident with our spending. With spending, comes bigger business this time of year. Plus, the job market has been doing very well.<br></p></div>10/22/2018 7:00:00 AM Stenson 20181022.jpg
With GPLETs, the winner is always the people of Phoenix273With GPLETs, the winner is always the people of Phoenix<div class="ExternalClassC9CE56F4D8B64877A2237773D1FFED51"><p>KJZZ "The Show" (Steve Goldstein): In the very first segment of the October 19 edition of the locally-produced KJZZ program, The Show, host Steve Goldstein talks with Phoenix Community and Economic Development Director Christine Mackay about the benefits to the school districts and the people of Phoenix when the city approves a Government Property Lease Excise Tax for a dense Downtown Phoenix development.​</p></div>10/19/2018 7:00:00 AM
5,700 more apartment units planned for downtown Phoenix 2725,700 more apartment units planned for downtown Phoenix <div class="ExternalClass300A5611F71946FCB8540EDC19C62941"><p><em>Phoenix Business Journal (Angela Gonzales): </em>The downtown Phoenix skyline is about to undergo a dramatic change as more than 5,700 apartment units are under construction or being planned in this revitalized section of town. The downtown Phoenix area has gone from barely maintaining an eight-hour economy to truly being an 18-hour economy, said Christine Mackay, economic development director for the city of Phoenix. That's not just from the addition of more residential units, she said. <br></p></div>10/17/2018 7:00:00 AM
MADE IN ARIZONA: Family-run business molding steel for companies worldwide271MADE IN ARIZONA: Family-run business molding steel for companies worldwide<div class="ExternalClassD09B69FEE76D49DC93295EEE5999631D"><p>​Fox10 News (Christina Carilla): One Valley-based, family-run business is molding steel to send around the world. The shop has been cutting steel for decades, and it has continue to expand internationally. It is known for its hot-forged industrial fasteners, and these products are very important. "We manufacture large hot forge fasteners for industrial applications," said Bret Halley, COO of Valley Forge & Bolt Manufacturing Co. It is a Valley-based, family-run business that is hoping to attract the manufacturers of the future.</p><p><br></p></div>10/10/2018 7:00:00 AM
Phoenix small-business wage growth leads nation, new data show270Phoenix small-business wage growth leads nation, new data show<div class="ExternalClass5F9DA400D5EC442CB5BD3E25238D8590"><p><em>​Phoenix Business Journal (Brendon Kleen):  </em>Phoenix had the best small-business wage growth nationwide over the past 12 months, reflecting its diversifying economy and favorable cost of living compared to other metros. Weekly earnings in Phoenix were $874.07 in September, up 4.92 percent from the same month in 2017. That topped all other metro areas, according to the Paychex-IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch, a report that analyzes national employment and wage trends.<br></p><p>Full study: <a href="">Paychex Small Business Wage Study</a><br></p></div>10/4/2018 7:00:00 AM



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