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Arizona minimum wage going up to $12.80 an hour on Jan. 1

Tucson voters approved another minimum wage increase earlier this year.

Autonomous trucker TuSimple logs first no-human road test

The self-driving truck cruised through southern Arizona.

Construction industry struggling to hire amid demand for housing

The number of construction workers in Arizona took a big hit in the financial crisis and still had not fully recovered when the pandemic set in.

Over 1,500 applications filed for social equity marijuana licenses

The Department of Health Services said a random selection process to award the social equity licenses will be conducted next spring.

Pima County continues emergency eviction legal aid

The County Supervisors voted to extend the program through the new year.

Arizonans are back to dining out at pre-pandemic rates

Restaurants, however, are still struggling to hire.

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

The state is projected to outpace growth in most of the country.

Holiday shopping adds to strain on retail hiring

Stores that are already understaffed are struggling to hire seasonal workers.

Arizona unemployment rate goes down, but job growth remains slow

The unemployment rate in Arizona fell to below six percent.

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

The loans are available though the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Employers struggle to find staff while job seekers get better offers

Some job seekers are reevaluating what they want from a job in light of the pandemic, and strapped employers are obliging.

Judge sides with Flagstaff over state in minimum wage fight

A judge has blocked Arizona from collecting $1.1 million from the city of Flagstaff to compensate for its minimum wage that is higher than the state's rate.

New loan fund announced for BIPOC entrepreneurs

The fund was designed by a committee entirely made up of local BIPOC business leaders.

Tucson gets new flight to Los Angeles area via budget airline

The new flights will start this coming holiday season.

Writing style might spell the difference between success and failure when applying for a loan

University of Arizona researchers found that deception cues are evident in applications that receive unfavorable responses from investors.

Tucson organizations win $100,000 in prize money for inclusive entrepreneurship

The prize money will go towards expanding prize-winning programs.

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