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COVID-19 Health & Safety Update

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COVID-19 is an infectious virus caused by the recently discovered coronavirus. Here are some guidelines for how to protect yourself and your loved ones.    How to Protect Yourself Because there’s currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19, the best way to protect yourself is to avoid exposure to the virus. COVID-19 can spread between…Read More

Looking Back on Yavapai’s Sustainable Job Success in 2018/2019

  Even though the Great Recession happened more than a decade ago, parts of the United States are still struggling to get back on their feet and keep up with the rapid advance of technology. However, we believe that by partnering with local businesses and giving our citizens the industrial training they need, we can…Read More

How to Cope with a Layoff

It’s a relief to know that jobs are more secure today than they have been in the last twenty years, but that doesn’t mean that layoffs aren’t on the horizon. If you’ve been following the recent events in the media, you’ve seen thousands of individuals lose their source of income in the last few months…Read More

Summer Job Opportunities for Youth

Although approximately 60% of young adults participated in summer employment opportunities in the 1990s, it has since dropped to 40% according to the Bureau of Labor. This is of particular concern because both youth and their communities benefit dramatically when they are employed throughout the summer season. That’s why [email protected] is proud to offer summer…Read More

How [email protected] Is Supporting Our Local Manufacturing Sector

The Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) and the Yavapai County Local Workforce Development Board are dedicated to growing our local economy through their strategic programs. Together, they have identified the following strategic sectors for our community: Manufacturing, healthcare, tourism, and construction. Today, let’s talk about manufacturing. The Manufacturing Sector in Yavapai County While manufacturing…Read More

What the Arizona Minimum Wage Increase Means for You

Arizona employers and employees can expect big changes this year. With stock markets climbing higher than ever, labor groups across the United States have been campaigning and protesting for an increase to the minimum wage. Although these plans have been in effect since 2016, Arizonans will see the latest increase to their minimum wage. How…Read More

Advance Your Career With [email protected]

If you want to develop your career pathway and you are between the ages of 16 and 24, [email protected] can help you thrive in your professional journey! Our goal is to build economic success through workforce development partnerships, so it’s in our best interest to work with both employers and job seekers. Here are some…Read More

How [email protected]’s Rapid Response Services Can Help You

Each and every company aims to grow, increase revenue, and become more efficient. Unfortunately, the path to success doesn’t always travel in a straight ascending line as many seem to think. Instead, businesses face a lot of challenges that may require them to downsize and lay off employees from time to time. When it happens…Read More

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