Southern Arizona's biggest employers grew their payrolls less than 1 percent in 2012, according to the latest Star 200 survey by the Arizona Daily Star.
"We have a six-year gap in new hires and training," says local residential market analyst Ginger Kneup. Above, drywaller Luis Castro was working in the garage of an A.F. Sterling house in the new Campos Adobes development near Oracle and Magee roads earlier this month.
As part of training in 2011, UA student Mark Iobst helped guide a drill bit by communicating with the operator (not pictured) of a single-boom jumbo drive drill.
Local government employers have an unusual problem on their hands - many job openings and no one to fill them.
The local talent pool in the biomedical industry has expanded dramatically since T.J. Johnson moved to Tucson to work for Ventana Medical 11 years ago, but he still must recruit regionally and nationally for top positions at HTG Molecular, where he is now president and CEO.
Local aerospace companies enjoy a ready pipeline of entry-level workers from Pima Community College's highly regarded aviation-maintenance program.
Mining companies that can't find enough qualified workers.
Based on company reports and required federal notifications
A second straight year of dropping copper prices has done little to slake Southern Arizona's two biggest mining employers' thirst for new workers.
Does Tucson have a shortage of experienced nurses?
The recovery in the local construction industry could be dampened by a shortage of skilled workers, pushing up the price of commercial and residential developments, officials say.
Hiring for health-care jobs in Southern Arizona is slowly picking up despite state budget-slashing that has cost local hospitals millions for uncompensated care.
is IBM chief technology officer for disk storage.
Computing giant IBM Corp. has named a Tucson-based storage-technology expert one of seven new IBM Fellows, Big Blue's highest technical honor.
Growing customer-service call center operator Afni Inc. said it plans to hire more than 150 new full-time workers here during April.
• "Here's roundup of district actions to address their projected
deficits," published Wednesday on A4, incorrectly reported the vote
for the reduction in force of 64 administrators at TUSD. The vote
Mike Ogas delivers furniture at the new Diamond Children's Medical Center at UMC, which will add hundreds of jobs in the coming years.
Justin Rivera of the Solar Store rejoins a pipe on a rooftop solar unit in a Pulte Homes subdivision near East Irvington and South Houghton roads.
Marisela Graciano refills a machine to apply silicon to junction boxes as part of the assembly of solar panels at the Solon Corp. manufacturing plant.