Business and Economics

Governor touts return-to-work bonuses, end of pandemic jobless aid

Dec 2, 2021 After the mid-November application deadline, the bonus program had paid less than half of the 26,000 applicants

Alden Global trying to buy publisher of 2 Arizona newspapers

Nov 22, 2021 A hedge fund group is trying to buy the publisher of Arizona newspapers in Tucson and Flagstaff.

Tucson airport expecting more than 60,000 travelers in Thanksgiving week

Nov 19, 2021 Number of passengers is just shy of pre-pandemic levels.

City of Tucson partners with Department of Defense to recruit staff

Nov 17, 2021 The program helps service members transition out of the military and pays their salaries for up to six months.

University of Arizona research shows disparity in breast cancer treatments for Indigenous women

Nov 17, 2021 The data shows more Indigenous women get mastectomies versus lumpectomies than non-Native women.

Arizona will likely add about 700,000 jobs in the next ten years

Nov 15, 2021 The state is projected to outpace growth in most of the country.

Holiday shopping adds to strain on retail hiring

Nov 15, 2021 Stores that are already understaffed are struggling to hire seasonal workers.

Natural gas bills will likely be 30% higher this winter

Nov 15, 2021 Southwest Gas recommends that customers conserve energy to keep bills low.

Arizona unemployment claims are down below pre-pandemic levels

Nov 5, 2021 The state hit the milestone in mid-October.

Tucson voters raise minimum wage

Nov 2, 2021 Unofficial results show 60% of voters approved the wage hike.

Bisbee nonprofit creates program to help city employees find homes

Nov 1, 2021 The program is two and a half years old and inspired by a HUD program.

How is Arizona’s economy recovering amid the pandemic?

Oct 29, 2021 While the state has recovered most of the jobs it lost during the onset of the pandemic, the labor market has changed.

Affordable senior housing gets harder to find with pandemic

Oct 25, 2021 As the housing market tightens, seniors with specific needs have an especially hard time finding a suitable home.

Arizona unemployment rate goes down, but job growth remains slow

Oct 21, 2021 The unemployment rate in Arizona fell to below six percent.

Low-interest loans available to businesses that suffered Gila River flood damage

Oct 19, 2021 The loans are available though the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Tucson develops plan to allow for more casitas

Oct 18, 2021 The city will take public comment on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021.

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