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Phoenix generates 90% of all new Arizona jobs in April236Phoenix generates 90% of all new Arizona jobs in April<div class="ExternalClassAA9CD2B617A44845B2E3A6D069B22258"><em>LinkedIn: </em>Almost 90 percent of all new jobs in Arizona were created in the Phoenix metro in April 2018.<br>Employers in the Phoenix area added more than 56,000 of the state’s 63,100 new jobs compared to April 2017, according to the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity. The metro area unemployment rate dropped 0.3 percent to 3.8 percent, the lowest in point in ten years, less than the 3.9 percent national unemployment rate and less than the 4.9 percent Arizona rate for April.<p><br></p></div>5/18/2018 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.linkedin.com/pulse/phoenix-metro-creates-90-arizona-jobs-april-eric-jay-toll/?published=thttps://www.phoenix.gov/econdevsite/Lists/EDNews/Attachments/236/NEWS 20180516 LI Phoenix creates 90 percent of new state jobs.jpg
Arizona takes top 3 spots in U.S. News high school rankings233Arizona takes top 3 spots in U.S. News high school rankings<div class="ExternalClass62513DC9B40F4C638758FF24C6CBDD73"><em>U.S. News & World Report</em>: Arizona wins, places and shows in U.S. News High School rankings; places 10 in the top 50 across the U.S. Out of more than 20,000 ranked high schools, Arizona placed 31 in the top 10 percent. While charter schools had the top 3 positions in the nation, diverse population district schools scored well in the top 250.</div>5/9/2018 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/search?state-urlname=arizonahttps://www.phoenix.gov/econdevsite/Lists/EDNews/Attachments/233/NEWS-20180509-USNews-High-Schools.jpg
Young people building a better future through construction career program234Young people building a better future through construction career program<div class="ExternalClassE5CA3AEEDE8C475C8582999923D1F5F8"><p><em>ABC15 News (John Geneovese)</em>: A year ago, Frank De La Torre was washing dishes in a local restaurant. Kierre McMorris dropped out of high school and hadn't held a job in two years. </p><p>McMorris "never thought" he'd be doing what both young men are now -- working full-time for Rummel Construction.</p><p>"Until you actually get out there and try you don't know what you can achieve," he told ABC15.<br></p><p>​<br></p></div>5/8/2018 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/young-people-building-a-better-future-through-construction-career-programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/econdevsite/Lists/EDNews/Attachments/234/NEWS 20180509 ABC15Screenshot.jpg
Will Arizona Be America’s Next Cybersecurity Cluster?229Will Arizona Be America’s Next Cybersecurity Cluster?<div class="ExternalClass7259DFC41AF94169A32F744A20817F5D"><p><em>Harvard Business Review</em>: If you ever waited for dial-up to connect you to the vast wonderland we called the World Wide Web, you probably also had an alarm clock on your nightstand, next to your land line, which might have had a cord connecting the handset to the receiver. If you were really progressive, you may have even used a cellular phone. The connection was better if the antenna was fully extended, and you paid by the minute. Fast-forward a mere twenty years or so. We now text and email and take calls on our watches. Siri directs us if we’re in an unfamiliar city. Our phones can send photos of deposits right to our banks and pay for our groceries at the self-checkout. Or, maybe we don’t even go to the store. Alexa can order for us and have our items delivered in hours—likely soon, by drone.</p><br></div>5/1/2018 7:00:00 AMhttps://hbr.org/sponsored/2018/04/will-arizona-be-americas-next-cybersecurity-clusterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/econdevsite/Lists/EDNews/Attachments/229/DOWN-20180222-Downtown-Phoenix-from-Southwest-01-1920w.jpg
Phoenix becoming Wall Street West?231Phoenix becoming Wall Street West?<div class="ExternalClass2F586BF526DD48678552CBA26D1C69A3"><p><em>AZ Big Media (AZRE): ​</em>More financial services and financial technology workers were hired in the Valley than anywhere else in the U.S. in 2017. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says more than 127,000 Phoenix metro workers were hired by financial and insurance services. That’s more than Dallas, the leading metro for employment in the sector, and more than Wall Street.</p>In fact, Phoenix area hiring is on a pace by 2020 to claim more financial service workers in the Valley than on Wall Street.<p><br></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8WMP607rHFI?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div><p><br></p></div>5/1/2018 7:00:00 AMhttps://azbigmedia.com/is-phoenix-becoming-wall-street-west/https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevsite/Lists/EDNews/Attachments/231/DEVA-20180319-Deer-Valley-Base-Map-Newsroom.jpg

 

 

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