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"As the Baby Boomer generation continues to retire and looks to Arizona as a desired retirement location, the employment outlook is extremely positive." April Miller

Question: How do you see the employment outlook in Arizona over the next several years? Adam Boyd: Arizona’s employment rate has closely mirrored the national average and I would expect that to continue. As for potential growth sectors: construction, hospitality services and financial services sectors have all seen growth year-over-year and I expect that to continue. Kent Brockelman: Most projections show Arizona continuing to enjoy solid job growth in the next few years. If the state wants to enjoy an abundance of higher-paying jobs, it must invest much more in education and generally become more progressive in ways that are important to a younger and more educated workforce. Eric Knott: Arizona’s economy is strong. Employment in Arizona is strong.  With the support of state and municipal governments as well as our incredible local universities, Arizona will continue to be a magnet for growth-oriented, technologyoriented companies.  This influx of talent and capital will continue to improve the already robust employment environment for the state. April Miller: As the Baby Boomer generation continues to retire and looks to Arizona as a desired retirement location, the employment outlook is extremely positive. Not only does this continued influx of retirees provide a plethora of needs (housing, service, medical, etc), but they also offer a new workforce for those companies savvy enough to create part-time opportunities for those who want to “keep busy” but not necessarily want to work full-time. Jessica Pierce: The employment outlook in Arizona is strong and seems to be growing even stronger. As we manage the skills gap, contingent workforce/contractors will be prevalent. Arizona also has a strong startup ecosystem that seems to be growing. 98

AB | July - August 2017

AZSHRM

Annual Conference What: The Arizona Society for Human Resource Management’s (AZSHRM) 2017 Annual Conference — Past. Present. Future. When: Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at 7 a.m. until Friday, Sept. 1 at 12:30 p.m. Where: Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa Why you should attend: Learn about the most pertinent issues and challenges facing human resource professionals in Arizona and how to manage those challegnges, opportunity to network and share information with thought leaders in your industry, learn how human resources and human capital are transforming the workplace in Arizona and much more. To register: azshrm.org

AzBusiness magazine July/August 2017  

Don’t miss reading about this year’s class of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. This issue spotlights the people and associati...

AzBusiness magazine July/August 2017  

Don’t miss reading about this year’s class of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. This issue spotlights the people and associati...