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Albertsons and Safeway, the nation’s second-largest grocery chain, said Thursday that they will merge under the control of the company that owns Boise-based Albertsons.
With the new year now in full swing, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce continues to work to identify the programs and services that can best serve our business community. Like most businesses, we move steadily forward in pursuit of our goals.
Benedictine University at Mesa will hold its first spring open house on March 2 from noon to 3 p.m.
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted just four years earlier.
The Town of Queen Creek was once considered the far reaching outskirts of Phoenix, but this small town oasis – now a thriving east valley community – embraces its farming heritage while carefully watching over its growth and development. Business and town leaders seek to preserve the Town’s family-friendly, small-town spirit while providing economic opportunities and a high quality of life for residents.
Chandler high-tech companies will open their doors to the public as part of the city’s Science Spectacular three-day event to encourage an interest in science and technology.
If you are currently out of the workforce or looking for a new job, there are hundreds of employers looking for workers in the Valley. We found these companies and more on monster.com , simplyhired.com and jobing.com .
Republican standards for immigration reform would benefit businesses
A number of strategies put into place over the last year have led to a marked decrease in failing grades for students at Mesquite High School.
The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a point last month, to 7.6 percent, the lowest it's been since November of 2008. But that's not necessarily because the economy is showing significant signs of improvement.
Arizona is spending too much money providing a university education to students who really do not need it, according to the head of the House Appropriations Committee.
A fight is brewing at the Capitol over how much new money — if any — to give to the state university system.
The Macy's store at Fiesta Mall is closing, as part of the company's reorganization to sustain its profitability.
A small group of elected officials in Congress is currently leading the effort to find common ground on a budget proposal to avoid a repeat of the federal government shutdown and prevent sequestration in the coming years. Those are goals many Americans support. But how we get there could have devastating effects right here in Arizona.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
PHOENIX — There will finally be as many people working in Arizona at the end of next year as there were employed here in 2005. But a new report Thursday shows it will take perhaps three more years for the state to hit its pre-recession employment peak.
Beth Calhoun was unemployed for several months after she got out of the Air Force six years ago, and even when she again began to collect a paycheck it was for a job and not a career.
Two organizations representing the government and workers have organized a career expo in Mesa with almost 80 different employers on hand and in search of new employees.
The gap in employment rates between America’s highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.
Arizona students are back in class and in addition to notebooks and lunch boxes, some parents are packing smartphones or tablets in their kid’s backpacks. Some school districts are even requesting that kids bring their own technology to school to enhance their learning.
A new company to the East Valley area is looking to hire 500 employees in the next 60 days to work in its new solutions center in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Hey, it’s Labor Day, everybody. Woo-hoo. Okay, we’re partying now. Throw your arms in the air and wave them like you just don’t care. Blow up some balloons. Tap a keg. Rip open a bag of chips. Because this isn’t a champagne and caviar kind of thing. This is the very definition of blue collar. If collars be worn at all.
PHOENIX — Don't look for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry to give up this coming year on its perennial bid to limit how union dues can be used to affect politics.
The recent editorial “SSDI is nothing but government social welfare,” (July 29) was misleading and does not tell the full story of the disability program. The article’s central claim about who qualifies for benefits is clearly contradicted by the facts. As an advocate for people with disabilities, I know firsthand how strict the disability criteria are. Most people who apply are denied, and only about 40 percent are awarded benefits even after all stages of appeal. Many beneficiaries are terminally-illl; about 1-in-5 male and 1-in-6 female beneficiaries die within five years of receiving benefits. Literally every day, I see people with significant disabilities who have been denied benefits.
Local city officials tout economic development plans, education programs and the will to progress as signs of the potential of the East Valley as a major player on the bioscience sector.