Prop 206: What Will It Mean?

Posted on December 14, 2016 • Category: Job Creation

By Zackary Moran-Norris

Earlier this month, Arizona voters approved Proposition 206, a ballot initiative that boosts the state’s minimum wage from $8.05 per hour to $12 per hour in 2020 and requires employers to provide paid sick time off from work.

The proposition has sparked statewide debate in recent months but it passed with a surprisingly large margin with 58 percent of voters saying “yes” and 41 percent voting “no."

Kathy Ortega, a fast-food worker in Tucson,…

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Helios Scholars at TGen Celebrates 10 Years

Posted on December 7, 2016 • Category: Job Creation

By Mindy Riesenberg

Arizona is the bioscience hub of the Southwest, providing 96,000 jobs and generating $28 billion in annual revenue. Jobs in this field in the state are growing at a rate nearly four times faster than the rest of the nation (

The Helios Education Foundation and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of their joint internship program, Helios Scholars at TGen, which prepares students for college…

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Helping the Disadvantaged Find Jobs

Posted on November 4, 2016 • Category: Job Creation

By Andrea Jaramillo

A desire to work is all that's needed when people enter St. Joseph the Worker's (SJW) offices to ask for assistance.

Twenty-eight years ago, St. Joseph the Worker's founders realized that in addition to food and shelter, another main issue for the homeless and disadvantaged was being "employable." So they created a nonprofit organization that aimed to assist these individuals who were having difficulty finding work.

From details such as how to maintain eye…

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