Phoenix Arizona


Job Network by quotes

Job Network:  

If you are looking for a great Job Network, join Scottsdale Job Network for their next meeting, Tuesday, March 20.  Resumes will be reviewed frm 9 to 9:30 am and Katie Pushor, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will present New Tricks in Networking at 9:30.  The meeting will be held at

Temple
Chai,
4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix
For more information, go to Scottsdale Job Network



Katie Pushor – President and CEO Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce by quotes

New Tricks in Networking

New Tricks in Networking-Scottsdale Job Network Upcoming Meeting Topic.

Katie Pushor , President and CEO Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will discuss new tricks in networking.

Scottsdale Jobs

NEXT MEETING:  MARCH 20, 9:30-11:30 AM

Katie Pushor, President and CEO
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

New Tricks in Networking
Katie Pushor will discuss the current state of the Phoenix economy, growth and job market. Katie will also provide information and insight into social networks like the Phoenix chamber, and offer stories of the many job transitions and “new tricks’” she has had to learn as she has gone from accounting to marketing to consulting to government to non-profit. 
Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 A.M. at Temple Chai, 4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix.

The Temple is located just east of the Piestawa Freeway (Route 51) and South & West of the loop 101 (PIMA FREEWAY SECTION). Temple Chai is on the west side of Tatum Blvd. between Thunderbird and Greenway Roads.

Click here for a location map on MapQuest 

Resume reviews are offered on the third Tuesday before the meeting, 9:00-9:30 A.M.



HOLIDAY NOTICE – Christmas Holiday and New Years Day Holiday by quotes

HOLIDAY NOTICE

Christmas Holiday and New Year’s Holiday

City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, in observance
of the Christmas holiday and Monday, Jan. 1, in observance of the New
Year’s Day holiday.  To find out how city services are affected,
please click on the link below.

Visit http://phoenix.gov/newsrel/2212holiday.html for more
information.



LOPSA EXTENDS EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR ARIZONA SYSADMIN DAYS WORKSHOP by quotes

LOPSA EXTENDS EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR ARIZONA SYSADMIN DAYS WORKSHOP

The League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) will host the
first-ever SysAdmin Days training workshop, November 6 & 7, 2006 at the
Crowne Plaza Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. All system administrators are
invited to attend, regardless of skill and experience levels.

THE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED

Due to the overwhelming interest in LOPSA’s inaugural SysAdmin Days
program, the early bird registration deadline has been extended until
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27! Register today and save!

Early Bird Registration (Until 10/27/06) LOPSA Members $474, Non-members
$499

Regular Registration (After 10/27/06 and On-site) LOPSA Members $524
Non-members $549

Conference registration includes two days of classes, class materials,
lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, Monday evening reception, Monday
evening invited talks and break-out sessions. To register, log on to
http://lopsa.org/SysAdminDays-Phoenix.

SECURE YOUR HOUSING TODAY

LOPSA has secured a limited number of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Phoenix at
a discounted rate of $109/night. To make our reservation, please contact
the hotel directly by calling 1-877-2-CROWNE (877-227-6963). Be sure to
mention “League of Professional System Administrators” when making your
reservation to ensure you receive the discounted rate.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

This two-day training workshop is designed to give you practical tools
and face-to-face advice from other professionals in the field. Industry
leaders will be on hand to present a variety of workshops, addressing both
specific platforms and technologies and general system administration
practices, including Mac OS X Administration, PHP, and Perl. Sessions will
cover topics such as drafting policy documents, communications skills,
time management, disaster recovery, and many more.

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS

To maximize your workshop experience, invite your fellow system
administrators along! SysAdmin Days is the perfect opportunity to
reconnect with colleagues from across the country, and network with other
professionals in the field.

Help spread the word about Arizona SysAdmin Days by posting workshop
details to you LUGS, listservs, and anywhere else sysadmins may see it!

For more information on LOPSA or Arizona SysAdmin Days, visit
http://lopsa.org/SysAdminDays-Phoenix, or contact the executive
office: Phone: 856-439-0500 or toll free at 800-285-2141;
Fax: 856-439-0525; E-mail: info@lopsa.org.



Paypal CEO Meg Whitman and Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano Meet. by quotes

Paypal CEO Meg Whitman and Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano Meet.



Finalists Selected for Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards by quotes

Finalists Selected for

Governors

Celebration of Innovation Awards

Winners to be Announced Evening of December 5, 2006;

Event of the Year to Honor Arizonas Top Technological and Business Achievements

The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Commerce, announced the following companies have been chosen as finalists by the Governors Celebration of Innovation events selection committee comprised of local business and academic leaders. One company, within each category, will be announced as the winner the night of the event. The award categories and finalists for each are as follows:

The Pioneering Innovation Award

 

Ribomed Biotechnologies, Inc.

Primary Contact: Dave Hanak
Director of Sales & Marketing

dhanak@ribomed.com

 

Perfect Power

Primary Contact: Lynn Paige
CEO

lynnpaige@perfectpowernetwork.com

 

Honeywell International Inc.

Primary Contact: Erik Rasmussen
Public Relations Manager

erik.rasmussen@honeywell.com

 

The Innovator of the Year Award

Note: “Innovator of the Year” distinction is comprised of four levels.

 

Innovator of the Year Award-Start-up

 

Medipacs LLC

Primary Contact: Mark Banister
President

mbanister@medipacs.com

 

Southwest Windpower, Inc.

Primary Contact: Andrew Kruse
Co-founder/ Vice President of Business Development

928-779-9463 or andy@windenergy.com

 

Gw Medical Technologies, LLC

Primary Contact: William J. Gartner
President & CEO

gartnerw@gwmedtech.com

 

Innovator of the Year Award-Small Company

 

InPlay Technologies, Inc.

Primary Contact: Heather Beshears
VP, Corp. Communications

heather@inplaytechnologies.com

 

Ensynch Inc

Primary Contact: Tyeson Cluff
Marketing Manager

tcluff@ensynch.com

 

RF Code

Primary Contact: Tim Bresien
Director of Marketing

tbresien@rfcode.com

 

Innovator of the Year Award-Large Company

 

Mobility Electronics

Primary Contact: Mary Garrett
Launch: Partner, Director of Public Relations

mary@launchcorp.com

 

Avnet, Inc.

Primary Contact: Patrick McAvoy
Sierra Creative Group: Principal

pmcavoy@sierracreative.com

 

IBM Arizona- “ServiceArizona (SAZ)”

Primary Contact: Scott Whitfield
Project Executive, IBM Global Services, Government Industry

Scott_Whitfield@us.ibm.com

 

Innovator of the Year Award-Academia

 

AzTE (Arizona Technology Enterprises)

Primary Contact: Charlie Lewis
VP Marketing & Venture Development

clewis@azte.com

 

BioDesign-A Pox Against Infectious Disease

Primary Contact: Kimberly Ovitt
Marketing and Communication Director

Kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu

 

Bio5 Institute

Primary Contact: Grace Brown
Director, Marketing & Communications

gdbrown@email.arizona.edu

 

William F. McWhortor Community Service Leader of the Year Award

 

Kevin Hickey-Netpro

Primary Contact: Christine McDermott
VP Corporate Communications

christinem@netpro.com

 

Avnet, Inc.

Primary Contact: Teri Radosevich
Director of Community Relations

teri.radosevich@avnet.com

 

Bob Hagen-Southern Arizona Technology Council

Primary Contact: Jodi Horton
President, IDEA @ Work, Inc.

jrhorton@theriver.com

 

Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year Award

 

David Engert-Quality Care Solutions Incorporated (QCSI)

Primary Contact: Hakon Johanson
Marketing Specialist

hakon.johanson@qcsi.com

 

Gene Holmquist– Ensynch Inc.

Primary Contact: Daniel Moran
Publicist-Kathy Sacks Group

daniel@kathysacks.com

 

Kathleen M. Perkins– Breault Research Organization

Primary Contact: Susanne Gerdes
Co-Chair

seg@oei-az.com

Young Innovator of the Year Award Winners

The “Best of the Best” of the Arizona Engineering and Science Fairs (grades 9-12) for the year 2006. Each of these students will receive a $1000 scholarship to further enhance their education.

Erin Eppard

Thunderbird High School
Teacher: Renee Kaye
Project Name: Operator Injury Mitigation Using Electronic Sensing,
Mechanical Braking and Decoupling Devices in Handheld Circular Saws.
 

Jingyuan Luo

Hamilton High School
Teacher: Debbie Nipar
Project Name: Toxicity and Ecological Implications of Nanomaterials to
Phytoplankton.
 

Albert Shieh

Chaparral High School
Teacher: Richard Peterson
Project Name: Novel Algorithms for Automated SNP Genotyping
 

Gabor Angeli

Catalina Foothills High School
Teacher: Ann Marie Condes
Project Category: Computer Science/Chemistry Project Name: Development
of a Semi-Automatic Mass spectra Evaluation (SAME) Program.
 

Teacher of the Year Award:

Renee Kaye
AP Biology
Thunderbird High School

The finalists for this years Governors Celebration of Innovation are some of the most impressive we have seen in the four year history of the event. It is obvious that Arizonas technology industry continues to thrive when we see the quality of companies that make their home in our great state, said Kevin Margeson, Chairman of the Governors Celebration of Innovation event, and Director of the Arizona Aerospace and Defense Industry Association.

In its fourth year, the awards program is acknowledged as the premier recognition of statewide technological and business achievement and leadership in innovation. The awards dinner will be held at the Pointe South Mountain Resort on December 5, 2006. The event begins with a reception at 5:00 p.m., with dinner and ceremonies beginning at 6:30 p.m. The program will end at 9:00 p.m. This years event features an early bird deadline for registration. Tables of ten are $1,250 for Council members and $1750 for non-members before November 7th, $1,500 for Council members and $2,000 for non-members after November 7th. Individual tickets are $125 for Council members and $175 for non-members before November 7th, and $150 for Council members and $200 for non-members after November 7th. To purchase a table or individual ticket go to http://www.celebration-of-innovation.com.

Award Category Descriptions

  • Pioneering Innovation

Presented to an outstanding company that has gone above and beyond the call of duty in contributing to Arizona ‘s technology industry through sustained business presence, corporate citizenship, community involvement, and business success. A company of any size or technical discipline may be nominated. The award is limited to commercial enterprises doing business in Arizona for 5 years or more.

  • Innovator of the Year – Start-Up Company

Presented to a company or business unit that has achieved significant business success, technical innovation, or scientific achievement in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Must be actively selling or developing a commercially available product or service for less than 24 months; Must be generating revenue and/or receiving funding; Must demonstrate innovation and potential viability; Company or business unit must be based in Arizona; Innovation must be developed in Arizona; Must have a management structure of one or more persons; Profitability is not a requirement

  • Innovator of the Year Small Company

Presented to a company or business unit that has achieved significant business success, technical innovation, or scientific achievement in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Must be in operation for 24 months or more; Must be generating less than $50 million in annual revenues; Company or business unit must be based in Arizona; Innovation must be developed in Arizona; Innovation may have been in previous years

  • Innovator of the Year Large Company

Presented to a company or business unit (no limit on the duration of the project) that has achieved significant business success, technical innovation, or scientific achievement in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Must be in operation for 24 months or more; Must be generating $50 million or more in annual revenues; Company or business unit must be based in Arizona; Innovation must be developed in Arizona; Innovation may have been in previous years

  • Innovator of the Year Academia

Presented to a department or office within an accredited higher education institution that has achieved success through innovation in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Each department or office may submit 1 project for consideration; Has achieved success through research and development; Must demonstrate technical innovation, scientific achievement and potential commercial viability; Institution must be based in Arizona; Open to both college students and faculty; Has contributed to economic development within Arizona through teaching, research or other academic pursuits

  • William F. McWhortor Community Service Leader of the Year Award

Presented to an individual or organization (including Not For Profit) that contributes to Arizona ‘s technology industry through relentless community involvement, leadership, visibility and excellence in economic development activity. Any individual or organization representing industry, government, or academia may be nominated. Award is limited to individuals or organizations residing in Arizona 5 years or more.

  • Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year Award

Presented to an individual who contributes to Arizona ‘s technology industry through sustained growth of their business or company. Any individual in a leadership position employed by an Arizona-based business, or division of a corporation operating in Arizona may be nominated for this award. Leadership qualities such as entrepreneurship, community involvement, and management expertise will be considered. Award is limited to individuals residing in Arizona 5 years or more.

About the Governors Celebration of Innovation

The Governors Celebration of Innovation was established in 2003 by combining two technology award ceremonies: the High Tech Industry Clusters 17-year student awards ceremony and the Arizona Software and Internet Associations 10-year Celebration of Innovation. With the addition of the Governors support, the Governors Celebration of Innovation has become the premier technology community gathering of its kind in Arizona. The inaugural Governors Celebration of Innovation took place in November 2003 and was a colossal success with over 1,200 in attendance. For more information visit http://www.celebration-of-innovation.com.

About Arizona Technology Council

The Arizona Technology Councils vision is for Arizona to be recognized as a top-tier center for technology-based industries and businesses with an education system that produces a best-of-class 21st century workforce in a statewide community where its citizens share in the highest quality of life possible. The Councils mission is to drive partnerships, policies and programs that advance the business climate for Arizonas technology community. The Council delivers on this mission by representing, supporting and advocating for member companies through initiatives, advocacy, networking and effective communications. The Arizona Technology Council is the largest member-driven technology association in the state. The Arizona Technology Council represents the interests of over 35,000 employees across more than 500 of the leading technology companies their support firms, educational institutions and state-wide economic development groups that collectively form Arizonas technology community. Donna Kent was named president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council in November 2005. Along with Ms. Kent, the organization is led by Chairman of the Board and former President and Chief Executive, Todd Bankofier, an appointed executive committee and a board of directors comprised of a cross-section of academic, private and public sector professionals. For more information, visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org.

About Arizona Department of Commerce

Collaborating with economic development partners statewide, the Arizona Department of Commerce works to create jobs, expand the tax base, increase per capita income and promote a globally competitive business environment. The agency provides reliable information and research, community assistance, targeted business attraction and development coupled with strategic workforce development. Nationally and internationally, the Department of Commerce promotes Arizona assets: a growing, high-tech workforce; competitive operating environment; easy access to major markets; affordable, available real estate; reliable utilities; abundant natural resources and an unmatched quality of life. For more information, visit www.azcommerce.com.



Phoenix Youth Earn While They Learn in Summer Health Care Training Program by quotes

Phoenix Youth Earn While They Learn in Summer Health Care Training ProgramToday, students of the Summer Youth Health Care Initiative participated in a graduation ceremony marking the completion of a five-week Summer Youth Work Experience Program (SYWEP), which offered academic and work experience training in the health care field.

The program, hosted by the city’s Community and Economic Development and Human Services departments, reached out to youth to generate interest in pursuing health care careers.

The program promotes health care occupations by providing professional and educational opportunities for youth in a classroom setting and at health care facilities. The youth also were encouraged to pursue higher education to achieve their career goals.

“These students are the future of Phoenix,” said Councilman Greg Stanton, who chairs the City Council Education Subcommittee. “Getting our young people experience in this crucial career field will lead to a better-trained workforce, while boosting the region’s economy.”

Students attended classes at Gateway Community College and at the Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona and worked at Valley hospitals, including St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Maricopa Medical Center, Arizona Heart Institute and John C. Lincoln Hospital.

Funded by SYWEP and the Phoenix Workforce Connection, this program enabled students to earn five college credits by completing coursework for Introduction to Health Care and Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers, in addition to receiving 100 hours of paid work experience.

For more information about youth career resources and programs, visit phoenix.gov/phxwc and click on youth or call 602-262-6776.



City of Tempe announcement: case settled by quotes
July 14, 2006, 5:09 pm
Filed under: City of Tempe News, Tempe, Workforce, Workforce News

City of Tempe announcement: case settled

 

 

We are pleased to announce that the City of Tempe, its insurance
company, and the nine Public Works employees who were found by a federal
jury to have suffered past discrimination in the City have reached a
settlement. The settlement finalizes all claims existing between the
individuals and the City. The City regrets the improper treatment that
these members of our community received in the past and apologizes for
those past acts. The plaintiffs are very appreciative that the the
entire City Council recognized and took responsibility for the problems
in the past, but also recognize and appreciate that the Council  took
steps to and did correct those problems, and continues to work hard to
ensure that city workers are given opportunities to do their jobs in a
positive, constructive and respectful work environment. We all look
forward to continuing to work together to build upon this foundation for
the benefit of all City employees.



City of Phoenix Jobs by quotes
July 7, 2006, 10:32 pm
Filed under: City of Phoenix News, Jobs, Phoenix, Workforce News

City of Phoenix Jobs

http://phoenix.gov/JOBS/jobsidx.html#RECRUIT

Job opportunity highlights this week:

Assistant Chief Counsel
$79,144 – $124,696 annualized – Apply until selection is made

Electronic Systems Specialist
$49,941 – $60,216 annualized – Apply until selection is made

Internal Auditor I
$38,251 – $56,971 annualized – Apply on a continuous basis

Recreation Coordinator II
$38,251 – $56,971 annualized – Apply by July 21, 2006

Customer Service Supervisor
$36,275 – $54,163 annualized – Apply by July 14, 2006

Equipment Operator IV – Motor Grader and Backhoe
$35,235 – $43,514 annualized – Apply until selection is made

Facilities Systems Maintenance Mechanic
$35,235 – $44,366 annualized – Apply until selection is made

Senior Drafting Technician
$34,819 – $51,085 annualized – Apply by July 14, 2006

Caseworker I
$30,347 – $44,221 annualized – Apply by July 14, 2006

Gangmower Operator
$29,494 – $38,147 annualized – Apply by July 14, 2006

Meal Delivery Aide – Part Time – Without Benefits
$11.55 – $16.74 hourly – Apply July 28, 2006

Administrative Support Clerk Cluster
$20,030 – $40,248 annualized – Apply by July 14, 2006

The City of Phoenix!  The best place to work!  The best place to
live!

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To view job descriptions, pay ranges, benefits, and other employment-
 
related information, please go to
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Work at Arizona State University – ASU by quotes
July 7, 2006, 10:00 pm
Filed under: City of Phoenix News, Jobs, Workforce News

Work at Arizona State University – ASU 

Work at ASU  The following is a list of new job postings that are available on theArizona
State
University’s website.

(Listed in alphabetical order by title).  ACCOUNTING SPECIALISTwww.jobsatasu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52565  

CONTRACTS OFFICERwww.jobsatasu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52567  COORDINATOR, RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY EDUCATIONwww.jobsatasu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52535  

CUSTODIANwww.jobsatasu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52548  INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST SR.www.jobsatasu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52563  

OFFICE SPECIALISTwww.jobsatasu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52403  OFFICE SPECIALIST SR.www.jobsatasu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52572  

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR, PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMSwww.jobsatasu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52531  PROGRAM MANAGERwww.jobsatasu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52564  

RESEARCH SPECIALISTwww.jobsatasu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52522  STUDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR ASSISTANTwww.jobsatasu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52577  

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT ANALYST www.jobsatasu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52575 

For information on how to apply/qualifications, please call the HR Customer Service Center at (480) 965-2701 or visit http://www.jobsatasu.com 
Joan LangdonPurchasing and Business Services

Arizona
State
University