HOTLINE: Wednesday, March 20

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by Lisa Fuller-Magee

azfamily.com

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 4:30 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 20 at 8:47 AM

Job Fair
The Arizona Department of Economic Security is set to host its annual career expo at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix. Wednesday's event will feature more than 160 employers who are recruiting potential employees. Industries represented at the career expo include banking, customer service, engineering and law enforcement and security. Other employers recruiting workers represent the restaurant, retail sales and marketing, security and information technology and software development industries. The event is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Click here for other job fairs
 
Solstice Sunglasses

Available at www.solsticesunglasses.com or at nearby locations:
Kierland Commons
15034 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale
602-433-6226

Arizona Gives Day
To donate click here.

Queen of Clean
For more information go to www.queenofclean.com.

Arizona Highways Best Restaurants Issue
Arizona Highways magazine
1-800-543-5432
Subscribe at www.arizonahighways.com (can subscribe for hard copy or digital format) or pick up the latest issue on newsstands.
The restaurant we were at was:
Asi Es La Vida
3602 N. 24th St., Phoenix
602-952-1255
www.asieslavidarestaurant.com

Bridges and Roads Report
A new national report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gives a comprehensive assessment of the nation's major infrastructure categories. Updated once every four years, the 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure found that the nation's cumulative GPA for infrastructure rose slightly to a D+ from a D in 2009.

The overall grade reflects grades given on a national level to 16 sectors of U.S. infrastructure across the categories of water and environment, transportation, public facilities, and energy.

The Report Card also gives state-specific snapshots of high-risk infrastructure issues that require investment and improvement to secure public safety and quality of life. These local infrastructure issues include structurally deficient bridges, high-hazard dams, poor quality roads, and the billions of dollars needed to maintain and upgrade drinking water and wastewater management system over the next 20 years.

The Report Card estimates total nationwide investment needs at $3.6 trillion by 2020 across all 16 sectors, leaving a funding shortfall of $1.6 trillion. While investing in infrastructure is essential to support healthy, vibrant communities, it is also critical for long-term economic growth, increasing GDP, employment, household income, and exports. The reverse is also true - without prioritizing the nation's infrastructure needs, deteriorating conditions can become a drag on the economy.

To view and download the 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure, visit www.infrastructurereportcard.org.
 

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