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As each new day breaks over the desert, laborers gather at the Light and Life Day Labor Center in Chandler hoping to find work.
WASHINGTON - The number of new people signing up for jobless benefits fell sharply last week, offering a dose of encouraging news that the recovery in the labor market may be strengthening a bit.
SALINAS, Calif. — On a windy morning in California's Salinas Valley, a tractor pulled a wheeled, metal contraption over rows of budding iceberg lettuce plants. Engineers from Silicon Valley tinkered with the software on a laptop to ensure the machine was eliminating the right leafy buds.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao attacked the “card check” bill Friday at a news conference in Scottsdale, saying the union-backed legislation designed to make it easier to organize American workers would take away the “fundamental” American right to a secret-ballot election.
East Valley companies that have relied on highly skilled foreign employees through a work permit program could see that labor pool shrink dramatically in two months.
Lisa Pino’s intention always was to enter public service upon graduation from law school at Arizona State University, and she has done so in many different arenas.
CHICAGO - United Airlines and US Airways saw their first attempt at marriage foiled earlier this decade by the deal's high cost coupled with stiff opposition from lawmakers, unions and consumers.
Just before daybreak one Sunday earlier this year, ASU Foundation executive Michael Boulden went for a ride on his mountain bike. By 6:23 a.m., he was pedaling east on Pinnacle Peak Road, nearing Tatum Boulevard in Scottsdale.
Enforcing federal laws against hiring illegal immigrants has come to a virtual standstill even as a new effort to combat illegal-immigrant smuggling takes off.
WASHINGTON - The United States' jobs crisis is sending officials into a frenzy seeking answers and leading others to conclude that the present employment picture is actually the nation's new reality.
Arizona legislators are joining the knock-down, drag-out fight between Boeing and Airbus/Northrop Grumman over who will build the next-generation aerial refueling tanker for the U.S. Air Force.
The conflict over a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration in Arizona intensified Monday as vandals smeared refried beans in the shape of swastikas on the state Capitol's windows.
A Senate panel approved a far-reaching bill designed to combat illegal immigration, including allowing police to stop and actually arrest anyone they just reasonably believe is in this country illegally.
Dillie Nerios is a Florida food stamp recruiter. Her job is to sign up 150 seniors monthly in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The state's economy is showing signs of life.
Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, distinguished guests and fellow citizens:
Arizona’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained at 8.2 percent in June for the third month in a row.
Attorneys representing some gay state and university workers said the U.S. Supreme Court should spurn as "unworthy'' a bid by Gov. Jan Brewer to let her immediately slash domestic partner benefits.
The partners of gay state and university employees will not lose their health care and other benefits, at least not now -- and possibly not ever.
Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny delivered his 2013 state of the city address last week, touching mostly on the subjects of employment, neighborhood sustainability, outreach and transparency and better health.
PHOENIX — The owner of three Tucson car washes is forking out nearly $300,000 in back pay to workers who were taken off the clock when there were no cars to wash.
Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has improved slightly.