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The Buzz: Law enforcement recruiting and shortages in Southern Arizona

How are law enforcement agencies being hit by a shortage of staff and what are they doing to fill open positions with diverse staff?

Arizona's minimum wage set to increase

State law mandates it go up with inflation.

Union membership in Arizona inches up

The state still trails much of the nation.

City-funded industrial sewing class to hold last class of the year

The program has already graduated sixteen students and plans to grow well beyond that next year

Arizona adds many new jobs across industries

Industries that have struggled to hire are showing some signs of recovery

Where's the new money in the state budget going?

We look at a handful of areas that will see a notable increase in funds this fiscal year

Tucson Starbucks votes in favor of unionizing

The Starbucks is the first in the city and fifth in the state to join a growing national movement.

Tucson Starbucks to vote on unionizing

The vote could make it the fifth location in the state to unionize.

A grassroots Tucson baker wins a national award for excellence.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Renowned author Tom Miller reads from "Where Was I? A Travel Writer's Memoir"; Adiba Nelson shares truth about her first day on the job as a new mother; and remembering cowboy poet & philosopher Baxter Black.

Automation could leave many Arizonans out of work, study warns

It also recommends the state invest more in job training to hedge job losses.

Lifeguard shortage leaves some Tucson pools closed

Blame the pandemic and rising wages.

Tucson will help essential workers buy homes

The program builds off of a current city and county program.

Tucson teachers earn less than teachers in similar Western cities

A study by University of Arizona economists shows teacher salaries in Tucson aren’t keeping up with the nation or even Western cities comparable in size or cost of living

Arizona hits record low unemployment, but Tucson lags in jobs recovery

The state also recorded one of the highest quit rates in the country.

Federal government could take over job safety enforcement from Arizona

OSHA is starting the process of revoking Arizona's state plan this week.

End to unemployment benefits had very little effect on job market

Gov. Ducey touted the move last summer as a fix to the tight labor market

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