According to the Emsi Quarter 2 2022 Data Set, Yavapai County’s population is 209,468, and those in the labor force as of December 2021 were 110,085, or about 44% of the total population. There were 107,600 employed (97%) and 2,485 unemployed (2.3%). Statistics show that baby boomers, the 76 million … [Read more...] about Be the Change You Want to See
Working from home is ideal for some, but many others met with barriers and obstacles, including challenges reconnecting with community. During the height of the recession that began in 2008, the idea for a center devoted to developing small and home-based business entrepreneurs began as just that: … [Read more...] about Business Assistance Center Serves as Model for Remote Workspace
Having recently passed the 45-year milestone in my career at the Northern Arizona Council of Governments, I pause to reflect on the shaping of the leadership legacy that has brought me to my station in life today. I have enjoyed and had the great privilege of rubbing shoulders with great leaders on … [Read more...] about NACOG Demonstrates Leadership
After participating in the 113th Arizona Town Hall last month, I felt a renewed sense of optimism and purpose. Although the gathering was held virtually because of the COVID-19 omicron variant, the focus of the discussion was Creating Vibrant Communities, which aligns with my role as executive … [Read more...] about Working Together, Solving Community Issues
Many of us have seen the movie “The Intern,” where a retired gentleman seizes a chance to go back to the workforce as a senior intern. He brings a wealth of knowledge and skills, work ethic and dedication, and quickly becomes an invaluable team member. This fictional movie has become a reality for … [Read more...] about Welcoming Retirees Back to the Workforce
“Thank you for your service,” are words we often hear when someone announces their service to our country, but saying thank you to a veteran never truly seems to be enough for what they and their families have sacrificed. As we have recently seen in the news, tens of thousands of veterans have … [Read more...] about A Call to Action
According to the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), the Yavapai County labor statistics demonstrate that in 2019, the total of Yavapai County’s labor force was 93,458, with a participation rate of 48% of individuals aged 16 and older. Participants aged 35-54 years represented the largest … [Read more...] about Where Have All the Workers Gone?