Monday, Aug. 31

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Job Fair
More than 1,100 jobs are available today at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Convention Center. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dozens of companies including AAA, Wells Fargo, Phoenix Children's Hospital and Cricket Wireless will be at the fair. Bring plenty of resumes and dress for success. A good portion of the featured companies will be hiring on the spot. Attendance is free for job seekers. RSVP for the free online at

Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Convention Center Job Fair
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale

Census Job fair
The town of Gilbert is gearing up for its special census and your help is needed. Gilbert is hosting a job fair today to hire hundreds of temporary full-time and part-time positions. The job fair will take place at Southeast Regional Library from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and have a valid driver's license. There will also be a brief qualification test give as part of the application process. For more information, contact 480-503-6522 or visit

Southeast Regional Library
775 N. Greenfield Road, Gilbert

Scarizona Scaregrounds
Are you looking to scare people for cash? Well here is your opportunity. The first Scarizona Scaregrounds is hiring everything from actors, makeup artists, and security and parking attendants. The company is holding a hiring fair Sept. 17 and 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will take place at 1901 N. Alma School Road in Mesa.

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Halloween Fashion
Halloween is just around the corner and you are probably noticing Halloween stores popping up in the Valley. However, one store that is open year-around is Easley's Fun shop. It has costumes for adults and children and also gag gifts, wigs, rentals, balloons, Christmas supplies and more. 

Easley's Fun Shop
509 W. McDowell Rosd, Phoenix

Women in Technology
If you are a woman looking for a job in the technology field you may want to think about how you can land a job in the male-dominated field know as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Vince Dorazio of the VincentBenjamin Recruiting Agency gives you tips on how to land that job in the those fields.

1. Have a mission to block out the noise. There still exists some gender bias in the hard sciences. Nobel Prize winning scientist Tim Hunt recently declared that women in the laboratory are just distractions for men who are getting the real science done. This sent shockwaves through the scientific community, as it rightly should. Technology is no different. There will always be detractors but it is important to understand why you're there and learn to work past the noise.

2. Find mentors or other support networks. To assist with your mission it is a great idea to find mentors and other tech community support to help encourage you in your career. Talk to other women in your industry, professors who have helped you along the way, or join industry groups specifically for women in technology that can help you block out the negativity and concentrate on your goals.

3. Remain as curious as you were in the beginning. What got you into technology in the first place? Almost every time you'll answer that it was curiosity. Maybe it was about how something worked or how you could make improvements or changes to the system. Keep this in mind as you're navigating your career. Curiosity leads to innovation and you never know where that can take you.

4. Understand the volatility of the tech market. Of course, a career in IT won't always be rainbows and unicorns. Negative situations happen and there may be nothing you or anyone else can do about them. The market is volatile and changes regularly. Even if you are at the top of your game you might find yourself in a difficult position sometime in your career. It is okay to grieve the job loss but focus on your skills and accomplishments to pick yourself back up and move on.

Baskin-Robbins is offering customer a sweet way to cool off in these 100-plus temps with $1.31 ice cream scoops. This is part of their "Celebrate 31" promotion. This is for the brand's 70th birthday and celebration of its "31 flavors" heritage. Baskin-Robbins is offering ice cream deals nationwide on the 31st of the month through the end of the year.

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