Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sales Jobs Phoenix in Danger from Cisco Cuts

Some technical sales jobs Phoenix could be negatively affected as a prominent company braces for thousands of layoffs.

Several news sources are reporting that Cisco Systems Inc. is planning to layoff thousands of employees and move thousands of other positions in the coming months in an effort to cut $1 billion in costs.

The company plans to layoff about 6,500 employees, including 2,100 workers who volunteered for early retirement and a 15-percent reduction of executive-level employees.

"(These are) painful steps in the right direction," Shaw Wu of Sterne Agee told MarketWatch. "This should help lower overhead and allow the company to be more competitive in the marketplace."

Cisco also is planning to move another 5,000 jobs to Foxconn Technology Group, which recently bought the company's manufacturing facility in Mexico..

"(The sale is a pleasant surprise) I would add, because it's always tough to see people lose their jobs," Wu added. "At least now they will be at Foxconn. Cisco really shouldn't be in the business of manufacturing, as they are a designer and marketer of products."

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Nursing Jobs Arizona Supported by New Collaborative Imaging Lab

A new collaborative imaging lab will not only advance the nursing jobs Arizona already has to offer, but will bring many new positions to the Valley.

Cardinal Health recently opened The Center for the Advancement of Molecular Imaging in Phoenix. The one-of-a-kind collaboration lab, which will bring about 20 new jobs to the area, is aimed at developing imaging technology to treat complex diseases.

In addition to making many nursing jobs in Arizona (Click here) easier, the lab will be hiring new employees to fill a number of high-tech positions. Current openings are for radio-chemists, engineers, scientists, product development managers, project managers, and quality regulatory personnel.

Employees at the lab will use state-of-the-art technology to help pharmaceutical companies and academic research institutions develop, test, and commercialize radiopharmaceuticals and Positron Emission Tomography imaging devices.

"The launch of The Center for the Advancement of Molecular Imaging is a strategic investment in the future of the molecular imaging and pharmaceutical industries," John Rademacher, president of Nuclear and Pharmacy Services for Cardinal Health, said in a statement.

"By helping pharmaceutical companies and academic research institutions accelerate innovation and reduce the time it takes to get new imaging agents to market, we can more accurately diagnose diseases earlier in their onset," he continued. "Ultimately, our goal is also to drive better patient outcomes by helping physicians track how well patients are responding to treatments."

The new center also will feature:

  • Collaboration laboratory
  • Fully functional, confidential, private guest laboratories
  • State-of-the-art PET manufacturing facility
  • Global PET Production Control Center

Friday, July 8, 2011

Dallas Hotel Jobs will Flourish as Industry Recovers

Now is a great time to find Dallas hotel jobs, as the industry continues to improve and reach for a full recovery.

The hotel industry throughout Texas experienced growth in all of the important indicators at the beginning of this year, according to the Texas Hotel Performance Report for Q1 2011 from the Governor's Office of Economic Development and Tourism.

In fact, the numbers are so impressive that experts think the local hotel industry will reach a full recovery by 2013. That means the industry will be in full swing in the coming years, both locally in Dallas and statewide.

The Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington area accounts for the majority (29.3 percent) of the state's hotel market share. The area saw its total hotel revenue increase by 19.3 percent to $520.7 million between Q1 2010 and Q1 2011.

Some other interesting facts about the Texas hotel industry during Q1 include:

  • Room revenues increased by 15.5 percent to $1.778 billion.
  • The majority of revenue gain is from consumers paying more for rooms.
  • The number of nights sold grew by 10.8 percent.
  • Occupancy rose by 7.2 percent, while the price of a room grew by 4.2 percent, and the revenue per available room increased by 11.6 percent.
  • Room supply grew by 3.5 percent.
  • Mid to upscale, limited service, and mini suites hotels accounted for the majority of room supply growth.
  • About 40,535 hotel rooms closed in the last year, the highest level in the past seven years.