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Meritus Exclusive Offer of Healthcare After Enrollment Deadline, Unemployment Update, SBA Awards

Wednesday, April 23, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Arizona Small Business Association
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UPDATE ON UNEMPLOYMENT
Despite adding over 17,000 private sector jobs in Arizona in March, the state's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.3 percent for the month.

"It's not really a true reflection of what the true unemployment rate looks like. What we're finding is as there's been some growth, there's an equal amount of people that just can't find that right opportunity. There's a lot of people still looking for work." -- Ryan Naylor, LocalWork.com

Meanwhile more than a dozen Arizona companies and hospitals are hiring 100 or more employees this month. Among companies seeking 100 or more in April are Chipotle Mexican Grill, Verizon Wireless and Aetna.

ONLINE REVIEWS DICTATING YOUR GROWTH
According to the latest research, more customers than ever are consulting online reviews as a first step before deciding what products and services to buy, and what local businesses to buy from.
Those who say they use online reviews at least occasionally has jumped from 70 percent to 85 percent in just 2 years.


SBA HONORS SMALL BUSINESS CHAMPIONS AT
ASBA'S SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE

In celebration of Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration is honoring Arizona entrepreneurs and small business champions for their contributions to the economy. The awards will be presented during the Arizona Small Business Association's (ASBA) annual awards luncheon on Wednesday, May 7 at the Scottsdale Princess Resort and Conference Center. For more, visit asba.com.

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