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Arizona Posting Impressive Job Gains

Arizona’s economy appears to be gaining momentum, the best gift of all for the people of our state this holiday season.  Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says she is pleased to see Arizona’s unemployment rate fall to 7.8%, after the best November job gain since 2005.                   “There are so many reasons for optimism in the […]

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Former Flagstaff Mayor Lands New Job

Sara Presler, JD has been named CEO/Executive Director of the Maricopa County Medical Society (MCMS) and Medical Society Business Services. The appointment, which was made by MCMS’ Board of Directors, will begin in December 2012. Founded in 1892, the Maricopa County Medical Society is a not-for-profit, voluntary association for physicians committed to promoting excellence in […]

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Local Teens Securing First Jobs

When Tiffany Halvorsen was 15, she applied for her very first job at Chick-fil-A. She recalls, “I was super nervous, and I don’t know why. When you first get a job anywhere, you just want someone to call you back.” Now 19 and studying forestry at NAU, she is grateful for the interviewing and time […]

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Students Linking NAU and Tourism Economy

Since high school, Allison Wiltfong has known she wants to work in the hotel industry. She is now about to graduate from Northern Arizona University (NAU) with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) and live her dream. After working in restaurants during high school to make extra money, Wiltfong was instantly drawn to […]

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“Gigs for Geeks” Connecting Students with Business

“Gigs for Geeks” is a little-known program established by the NAU Department of Computer Science that connects students with local businesses needing computer engineering services. When local businesses and agencies like Gore, Southwest Windpower, Efficient Learning Systems, Southwest Forest Science and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) need help building a simple data-driven website, creating a more […]

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First Navajo Woman Operator at Black Mesa Railroad

Engine 36 blows its horn 77 times along the Black Mesa Lake Powell Railroad. These 78 miles of tracks across the Navajo Nation exist for one purpose: to transport coal from Peabody Energy’s twin coal silos 20 miles southwest of Kayenta to the Navajo Generating Station at LeChee. Thirty years ago, Judy Moffett was the […]

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