Governor Doug Ducey, joined by Representative Warren Petersen, Arizona legislators, members of the business community and many more, signed H.B. 2569, making Arizona the first state in the country to recognize occupational licenses for new residents.
Arizona is ranked a top-three state for economic momentum and the fourth-fastest growing state in the country. Yet as new residents move here, they often face daunting hurdles imposed by state government to start a job, even though they were licensed, trained and qualified for the same job in another state.
To help these new Arizonans get to work faster, Arizona’s licensing boards and commissions will now be required to recognize occupational licenses granted in other states during the licensing process, something already done for spouses of military personnel deployed to Arizona. The bill ensures public health and safety protections for jobs that require background checks or other safety requirements.
“With this bill, Arizona’s sending a clear message to people across the country: if you’re moving to Arizona, there’s opportunity waiting for you here,” said Governor Ducey. “There’s dignity in all work. And we know that whether you make your living as a plumber, a barber, a nurse or anything else, you don’t lose your skills simply because you moved here. The bill we signed today protects public health and safety while eliminating unnecessary and costly red tape. It’s an Arizona original and should be a model for other states for how to work together and do the things that matter.”
Governor Ducey made passing universal recognition of occupational licenses a top priority in his State of the State address, saying, “100,000 people will move here this year. There’s a job available for every one of them.”
With the government shutdown entering its 28th day, many federal employees across the nation have been out of a paycheck for nearly one month. As a nation, we all hope for a timely resolution.
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When you go to the store, you know exactly where to find that toothpaste, oatmeal and dish soap. But how did it get there? For that, you’d have to consult a logistician. These professionals use complex computer software to track the movements of goods and products—and brainstorm ways to make the process smoother and more efficient. Some logisticians even work with government agencies to help clean up natural disasters.
Why It’s a Job of the Future Given the current global economy, companies are looking to streamline production and cut costs—and they’re hiring logisticians to do it. The Labor Department predicts a 26% job growth in this field by 2020, and with a median salary of $71,910, logisticians have it pretty good.
U.S. private-sector employment rose by 188,000 in June, seasonally adjusted, according to the national employment report released today by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASD: ADP). May’s employment growth was revised downward to 134,000 from the initially reported 135,000. (reported by Staffing Industry Analysts)
Small businesses increased hours and compensation for employees in March by the most in more than two years, according to a new survey from Intuit. The average monthly salary for small business employees rose 0.7%, or $18 per worker, according to Intuit, the largest percentage gain since December 2009. That is equivalent to an annual salary of $33,400.
Average monthly hours worked by small business employees increased by 0.5%, or 36 minutes, making for a 25.8-hour workweek. The percentage change was also the largest since December 2009. Intuit notes the gains came even as hiring by small businesses took a step back, with employers adding 65,000 workers to their payrolls in March. However, February’s small business payrolls increase was revised up to 75,000 jobs from the previously reported 55,000.