Wednesday, October 26, 2011


IT Jobs Phoenix Created by New Manufacturing Plant

A technology company's decision to build a new manufacturing facility in the area will up the number of IT jobs Phoenix has to offer.

Maxwell Technologies Inc. recently announced its plans to open a new manufacturing plant in Peoria, a nearby suburb of Phoenix. The project will create anywhere from 150 to 200 jobs and will inject $26 million into the local economy.

San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies creates energy-storage and power-delivery products for the transportation, industrial, and telecommunications industries. The company's ultracapacitors can be used in computers, buses, hybrid and electric vehicles, and wind turbines, among other things.

According to an article by The Arizona Republic, Maxwell Technologies chose Peoria as the site for its new facility because of the state's renowned universities, a favorable business climate backed by state economic development groups, and low electric rates.

The company plans to begin hiring for the new facility next year. Positions are available for manufacturing, technical, and administrative professionals, with the average employee earning abut $50,000 per year.

Maxwell plans to hire factory workers and technicians first, and will add more research and engineering-related work over time. Assembly work will be contracted to manufacturers in Mexico, Central America, and Asia.

Maxwell Technologies employs more than 400 people throughout the world. Aside from San Diego and Phoenix, the company also does business in Switzerland, the U.K., Germany, China, and Asia.


Friday, October 21, 2011


Phoenix Sales Jobs Created by Top Retailer this Holiday Season

One of the nation's top retail stores is planning to create hundreds of Phoenix sales jobs ( this holiday season.

Macy's, Inc. recently announced its plans to hire 78,000 employees this holiday season, an increase of 4 percent from last year. Employees will be hired at Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores, call centers, distribution centers, and online fulfillment centers throughout the nation.

The Phoenix Business Journal reports that Macy's will add seasonal workers at all of the company's stores throughout the Phoenix area, as well as the company's online fulfillment center in Goodyear and its call center in Tempe.

"We always hire aggressively during the holidays to ensure our customers are well-served in this important shopping period," Terry J. Lundgren, chairman, president, and CEO of Macy's, said in a press release. "Our seasonal associates serve customers on the selling floow, work behind the scenes in store operations positions, interact with customers via the telephone in call centers, and staff the distribution and fulfillment centers that coordinate shipments to our stores and directly to customers who buy online."

Most of the seasonal positions are part-time and offer flexible hours. However, candidates should be willing to work evenings, weekends, or overnight. Some seasonal employees will be offered permanent employment after the holidays.

"Working in a seasonal position at Macy's or Bloomingdale's is a great way to earn extra money during the holidays," Lundgren added. "Many of our seasonal hires are students on break, stay-at-home parents, individuals in career transitions or those with extra time they would like to use productively. Retailing is a fast-based business, and working at Macy's and Bloomingdale's during this magical time of year can be fun and rewarding."

Macy's currently employs about 170,000 permanent employees. The company operates about 850 department stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Hotel Marketing Jobs Phoenix Use Social Media to Attract Visitors

Those with hotel marketing jobs Phoenix are using social media to bring in more customers.

Best Western International recently launched the "Virtual Accelerator" app on the company's Facebook page. The new app allows Best Western Rewards members to earn up to 100,000 rewards points as part of the "Fastest Way to a Free Night" initiative.

In order to take advantage of the promotion, rewards members simply have to "Like" the Best Western Facebook page, use the "Virtual Accelerator" app to redeem free points, and encourage their Facebook friends to use the app to earn additional points.

"The 'Virtual Accelerator' provides us with a fun and unique way to engage with travelers and show them how fast and easy it is to earn a free night with Best Western Rewards," Dorothy Dowling, vice president of sales and marketing for Best Western, said in a statement. "To thank our members for their loyalty, we'll give away a total of 10 million points, good for more than 1,200 free nights. It's a program designed to ensure that everyone who participates is a winner."

Best Western has more than 4,000 hotels in more than 90 countries, making it easy for rewards members to redeem points. Members can then use those points for everything from free nights at the hotel to dining, shopping, and entertainment gift cards.



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