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by Sophia Patten

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Posted on November 3, 2013 at 10:43 AM

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LocalWork.com Hosts ‘Celebrating a Diverse Workforce’ Job Fair on Nov. 4; 50+ companies representing 1,000+ jobs to attend
 
Phoenix metro companies that embrace a diverse workforce ready to interview on the spot; resume assistance available

Today’s workplace is becoming more diverse and companies are seeking employees from a variety of backgrounds. To this end, more than 50 Valley employers representing 1,000+ jobs will be at the Celebrating a Diverse Workforce Job Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mon., Nov. 4, at the Phoenix Airport Marriott at 1101 N. 44th Street in Phoenix. This event will feature on-site interviews and resume help. It is hosted by LocalWork.com and is free to the public.

According to recent statistics, women make up nearly half of today’s labor force and growing numbers of employees come from a variety of ethnic, religious, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds. Networking is one of the top ways to land a new job and the Celebrating a Diverse Workforce Job Fair provides the perfect venue for job seekers to connect with representatives from the Valley’s best companies that welcome and foster diversity within their employee base.

“Employers from a wide range of industries, including technology, health care, sales, insurance, and more who are looking to connect with a diverse range of potential employees will be at the job fair,” says Ryan Naylor, president of LocalWork.com. “This event is a great chance to polish your resume, network and potentially be hired by a company that champions a diverse workplace.”

LocalWork.com was created to help Arizonans find jobs by connecting them to vital organizations and hiring companies. The company has proud partnerships with Local First Arizona, Career Connectors, ASBA and Goodwill of Central Arizona. For more information about the Greater Phoenix Job Fair, visit www.localwork.com/phoenix/jobfairs/.

About LocalWork.com
LocalWork.com is the fastest growing employment website founded in Phoenix, Arizona. Our mission is to support our local economy in an effort to lower unemployment. We build partnerships with vital organizations, non-profits and companies and connect them to local job seekers. We believe Arizona employers should have an affordable and professional resource to promote their jobs and manage their applicants. Additionally, we provide job seekers with free access to a user-friendly website featuring a resume builder and custom URLs for their resume. LocalWork.com is where local talent finds local work. Check us out at www.LocalWork.com.

 

Preparing your Heater/Air conditioner for Fall/Winter

Taking these few necessary steps will ensure you have CLEANER AIR, LESS ALLERGIES, BETTER SLEEP AND WARMTH FOR WINTER!
-Test your system: Be sure to turn on your heat and test the system to ensure it is working properly before you actually need it, this way any repairs can be made before it's too late.
-Change the filters once a month for proper air flow and functionality.
-Clean the dust and debris off the air registers.
-Add a register filter to catch anything the main filter may have missed.
-Use a duct cleaning tool, shop vac or hose vacuum attachment to clean out any debris from the ducting.
-Have Home Depot come out to do an annual inspection on your Air Conditioner/Heater Unit.
OR
-Have AZ AIR DUCT out to clean your ducts, this will assist in:
*SAVING ENERGY
*PREVENT ALLERGIES
*CLEANER AIR
*SLEEP BETTER
AZAIRDUCT.COM OR CONTACT THEM AT 602-466-2234.

 

CHEF DAD'S SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE
COOKING:
1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Take your butter out of the fridge (1 stick for the yam mixture plus 4 Tbsp. for the topping - keep separated) and let it come to room temperature while you cook the yams.
2) Poke a few holes in your yams with a fork or knife then put on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.  Bake for 75 minutes (1 hour, 15 minutes).  Remove yams from the oven then turn temperature down to 350 degrees if you're cooking it right away.   
3) Slice yams in half lengthwise then spoon meat away from the skin into a stand mixer or large bowl.  Discard the skins*.  Add 1 stick of butter, sugar, orange juice, cinnamon, vanilla & salt.  Run mixer on low speed at first then increase speed as it starts coming together.  After about one minute of mixing, taste it to see if you want more sugar or cinnamon. After it tastes just right, add the beaten eggs and continue mixing until you get a nice smooth consistency.  If you don't have a stand mixer or hand held electric mixer, use a potato masher or large fork then a whisk to combine your ingredients.  If the mixture seems a little too dry to you, add a little more orange juice.  Move mixture into a casserole dish that has been coated with cooking spray or butter.
4) Make the topping by first combining brown sugar with softened butter using your hands.  Toss pecans in a small bowl with the flour before adding it to the brown sugar & butter mixture.  Combine these 4 ingredients together until you get a crumbled texture then sprinkle evenly over the top of your yam mixture that's in the casserole dish.
5) Bake for 30 minutes @ 350 then serve.

This recipe serves 8-10 people as a side dish.

*If you don't want to waste the skins, we like to chop them up and toss with a little melted butter, sugar & cinnamon as an additional side dish.

Cooks Note: This dish won't taste nearly as good with canned yams (2 large cans), but if you do use them, be sure you drain the juices and eliminate the white sugar from the recipe since they are pre-sweetened.  If you make this dish a day ahead of time, make sure you cover it then when you're ready; take it out of the fridge two hours prior to cooking so it comes closer to room temperature.  Remove the cover then bake for 30 minutes @ 350 degrees

INGREDIENTS:
3 lbs. Yams (about 4 large or 5 medium yams, from your grocers produce dept.)
1 Stick Unsalted Butter
¼ Cup Sugar
¼ Cup Orange Juice
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
¼ tsp. Salt
2 Eggs (lightly beaten)
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For the Topping…
½ Cup Light brown sugar
¼ Cup (4 Tbsp.) Unsalted butter (at room temperature)
1 Cup Chopped Pecans
¼ Cup All Purpose Flour
 

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