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A grassroots Tucson baker wins a national award for excellence.

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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

The future of work

This week, The Buzz focuses on the future of work in a tight labor market.

Job hunting and hiring in Southern Arizona

This week, The Buzz examines the difficulty that employers are facing in hiring workers and talks to job seekers about their hunts for work.

Tucson opens applications for event and workforce development grant

The city will award more money this year due to federal pandemic relief funds.

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.

Return-to-work bonus program has paid out less than 15% of funds

The Department of Economic Security has not said how it will use the remainder of the money.

Arizona recovers jobs lost early in pandemic

The unemployment rate also fell below that of February 2020.

Arizonans are back to dining out at pre-pandemic rates

Restaurants, however, are still struggling to hire.

City of Tucson partners with Department of Defense to recruit staff

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

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