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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
  Sales Jobs in Phoenix, Other Positions Created by First Solar Expansion
A local renewable energy company is creating hundreds of sales jobs in Phoenix and a number of other high-tech positions. Visit http://lazboyjobs.com to see some other job openings.

First Solar Manufacturing Company recently announced its plans to build a new technology campus in Mesa. The company will invest about $300 million in the project, which will initially create 600 permanent Mesa Arizona jobs and another 400 to 500 temporary construction jobs.

First Solar is the largest manufacturer of thin-film solar modules in the world. The publicly-traded company has annual sales of more than $2 billion in 2009, and sales are expected to reach up to $3.9 billion this year alone.  

The 135-acre tech campus will be located at the site of the former General Motors testing facility in Mesa. The site is about 30 minutes from First Solar's corporate headquarters in Tempe, where the company currently employs about 200 people.

"This is thrilling news for Arizona," Gov. Jan Brewer said. "First Solar has become a global leader in the renewable energy field, and its commitment to Arizona today further cements this state's reputation as a magnet for solar investment. There's little doubt why Arizona continues to attract premier employers such as First Solar. Our strategic location, skilled workforce, competitive tax policy and strong quality of life make Arizona attractive to companies anxious to grow and invest."

The new tech campus will initially house four manufacturing lines that have the capability to generate more than 250 megawatts of photovoltaic modules each year, a 3-megawatt solar installation on the roof, and a photovoltaic testing facility.

"Arizona's vast solar resource provides an ideal setting for our state-of-the-art production facility, as
well as the solar power plants where our production is deployed," First Solar President Bruce Sohn said. "The Governor's Competitiveness Package, along with tremendous support from local stakeholders, proved
instrumental in our decision and will drive continued economic growth throughout Arizona."

Aside from the new tech campus in Mesa, First Solar is building two utility-scale photovoltaic projects in Arizona, including a 290-megawatt project for NRG Energy in Yuma County and a 17-megawatt project for APS in Gila Bend.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
  Physical Therapy Jobs Arizona Recognized at Paradise Valley Hospital
Those with physical therapy jobs Arizona, as well as many other medical professionals, at one local hospital were recently recognized for their improvement efforts.

At the end of last year, Press Ganey named Paradise Valley Hospital as a 2010 Top Improver, a recognition given to only 29 facilities throughout the nation. The hospital received the award after showing continuous improvement in patient, physician, or employee satisfaction.

Paradise Valley Hospital spent the previous two years trying to change the perception of care at the facility. In particular, the hospital was most successful in maintaining consistency among employee education and training, procedures and protocols, patient practices, and strong leadership.

"We are very proud to be a recipient of the 2010 Press Ganey Top Improver Award for our commitment to patient, physician and employee satisfaction," Craig McCoy, CEO of Paradise Valley Hospital said. "We have worked very diligently to improve the patient experience at our hospital by providing highly personalized care that emphasizes good communication between caregivers and with the patient, along with information to speed the healing process when our patients go home. It is exciting to see our efforts have been well received."

Paradise Valley Hospital provides comprehensive acute medical care to residents of the northeast Phoenix area. The 136-bed facility sees about 82,000 patients each year. The hospital employs more than 600 people and 125 volunteers.

Press Ganey works with about 10,000 healthcare facilities across America to provide measurement tools that can improve quality of care and outcomes. Paradise Valley Hospital has worked with the organization since 2006.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
  Find hidden jobs with this iphone app

Hidden jobs are everywhere. You just have to know where to look. I believe todays job seekers need to "company hunt" not job hunt. They need to look for companies that are growing/expanding. And these companies aren't necessarily on the job boards. I've recently created a new app to help you find these jobs.


Its called the ā€˜hidden jobs appā€™ and it tracks hidden job announcements across the U.S. in a simple interface that accesses a proprietary database which I update daily. If you have an iphone (or ipod touch or ipad), Iā€™d appreciate if you download it and give it a review. (.99 cents). The app lists stories and announcements from companies that are expanding or announcing hiring plans and then links to that article inside the app so you can read it.


Download it here >>



I got the idea after seeing some of Jim Stroud's posts on the subject and thought to myself. There should be an app for that. So I found a developer on elance and the app was done in less than a month. Its intended for job seekers, career coaches, reporters or anyone who wants to learn about companies that are hiring.


http://hiddenjobsapp.com/

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Monday, March 14, 2011
  Nursing Jobs in Arizona Continue to Outperform Others
Anyone looking for nursing jobs in Arizona should be having better luck than job seekers in most other industries, as the education and health services industry continues to be one of the best performing in the state.

During January, Arizona's unemployment rate remained at 9.6 percent for the third consecutive month, after dropping from 9.8 percent during November. Unfortunately, the state's rate is still higher than the national average at the time of 9 percent.

Arizona employed about 2,377,100 workers during January, which is up from 2,375,300 workers during December 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, this is a .3 percent decrease compared to the previous year.

That's because only two industries managed to see a year-over-year increase in employment during January. The education and health services industry added the most workers, growing by 2.6 percent to 349,900 jobs, while the leisure and hospitality industry increased by 2.4 percent to 257,200 workers.

Employment in the trade, transportation, and utilities; manufacturing; and mining and logging industries remained even over the year with 468,200 jobs; 148,600 jobs; and 10,800 jobs, respectively.

Every other industry saw a yearly decrease in employment, including:
The local economy fared better on a monthly basis, with the majority of industries adding jobs during January. The construction industry added 2,300 workers over the month, followed closely by the government industry, which added 2,200 jobs.

Other industries that saw a monthly increase in employment include: leisure and hospitality by 1,200 jobs; other services by 800 jobs; manufacturing by 400 jobs; education and health services by 300 jobs; information by 200 jobs; financial activities by 100 job.

The professional and business services industry saw the biggest drop in monthly employment, losing 5,200 jobs during January. The trade, transportation, and utilities industry lost 400 jobs, while the mining and logging industry lost 100 jobs.

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