Thursday, June 23

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Humana Hosting Job Fair; Looking to Hire More Than 170 in Phoenix

Humana Inc. (one of the country's leading health and well-being companies, today announced plans to add more than 170 Telesales Specialists to its Direct Marketing Services (DMS) Telesales workforce in Phoenix. 
 
The jobs will support Humana's Direct Marketing Services (DMS) call center at 2231 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. The company is hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DMS call center, conveniently located in the Biltmore. Interviews will be conducted on-site during the job fairs, so interested candidates should bring several copies of their current resume.
 
The telesales positions will provide national phone sales and enrollment assistance for Humana's Medicare benefit plans and senior products as well as specialty products. These consumer advocate positions will directly handle inquiries and provide guidance to help new and existing Humana members nationwide find benefit solutions to meet their needs. 
 
Humana, a Fortune 100 company, is adding these jobs in order to meet the demand of the upcoming annual Medicare open enrollment period from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2016. These positions will include approximately 45 full-time jobs with comprehensive benefits, and nearly 130 seasonal positions that will offer mostly full-time work for up to six months.
 
Humana pays for telesales associates to obtain their Arizona health insurance license, and also provides in-depth certification and sales training for new hires.

Humana is seeking to fill these positions immediately with starting dates ranging from June 3 to July 15. 

To apply online, visit careers.humana.com.  Enter requisition number 159659 for full-time positions, or 160327 for seasonal positions.

Humana's Direct Marketing Services (DMS) call center 
2231 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Jobertising Job Fair

Over 1,300 Mesa jobs are up for grabs this Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West (located at 860 N. Riverview, Mesa, AZ 85201) from 11AM  2PM. A good portion of the featured companies will be hiring on the spot. Bring plenty of resumes and dress ready to interview. Attendance is free for job seekers. RSVP for free online at www.jobertising.com or http://bit.ly/28Tx6hd

Featured Companies Include: State Farm, iQor, End2End Technologies, Fry's Food Stores, OptumRX, Cyracom, Whataburger, Alorica, Safelite AutoGlass, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, ITT Technical Institute, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Service Corporation International, Career Connectors, Canyon State Institute, the Arizona National Guard, Wage Works and many more. 

Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West 
860 N. Riverview, Mesa, AZ 85201

Independents Week

Local First Arizona is celebrating the 11th anniversary of National Independents Week. Independents Week, from June 25 - July 4, is Local First Arizona's annual summer celebration of local businesses. Arizonans can take the pledge to shop locally during Independents Week (and beyond) at localfirstaz.com/independents-week. Those who take the pledge will be entered to win a grand prize staycation trip to Prescott, Arizona. The popular Golden Coupon is also back this year, and is the ticket to saving 20% off purchases from hundreds of locally owned establishments. As of June 16, 2016, over 370 local businesses have signed up to accept the Golden Coupon during Independents Week. 

A full list of participating businesses and more information is posted at http://localfirstaz.com/

Smitholator Cookie Shop
Address: 124 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Cross Streets: Main Street & Center Street, Mesa
www.smitholator.com

Milano Music
Address: 38 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Cross Streets: Main Street & Center Street, Mesa
www.lintonmilano.com

Herb Box

In April, The Herb Box opened its third location at The Colony, a new mixed-used development at Seventh Street and Missouri Avenue in midtown Phoenix. Their first location outside of Scottsdale, The Herb Box also has two existing locations at DC Ranch in the North Valley and Southbridge in Old Town. The Herb Box is known for its innovative world cuisine, showcasing fresh, seasonal ingredients, with a menu heavily focused on healthy, veggie-centric dishes, including many vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. The Herb Box will show off some of their summer-friendly menu items and refreshing cocktails. 

The Herb Box at The Colony 
Midtown Phoenix
5538 N. 7th St. 
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Ph. 602-635-4965
www.theherbbox.com 

3TV is sponsoring #HydrateAZ along with Safeway and Albertsons benefitting the Salvation Army through the month of June

The Salvation Army operates 13 hydration stations and cooling centers across the valley during heat emergencies.
Water donations, also go to emergency disaster services such as the Cedar Fire and other AZ Fires.
They also go to support all or programs such as senior meals, afterschool programs and other agencies and first responders that need water. 
You can make a donation at any Safeway or Albertsons’ store in the valley

More information can be found on the 3TV community page: http://www.azfamily.com/category/288184/community and www.PhoenixSalvationArmy.com


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Summer Camp and ongoing after school programs

For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale visit www.bgcs.org 

480-860-5520 
Email: info@bgcs.org

Millennial Savings

Chris Hogan, financial expert and speaker for Ramsey Solutions speak on a study conduct by Ramsey Solutions of what Millennials are doing right when it comes to retirement and what steps they can take to improve. 

Millennials Outperforming Older Generations in Retirement Readiness:
Eighteen years ago, as the first Millennials began to trickle into the workforce, older generations chose to view their advanced knowledge of technology and tendency to challenge the status quo negatively, labeling the group as nothing more than smartphone-addicted whiners with no work ethic.

Now, nearly two decades later, those older generations may be surprised to learn that Millennials are doing as well as, and in some ways better than, they are at least when it comes to retirement.

Millennials' Ability to Answer Big Retirement Questions On Par With Boomers and Gen Xers:
Ramsey Solutions commissioned a 2016 survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults to evaluate the state of retirement in America. In the first of a four-part series based on results from the survey, 38% of Millennials reported they already know how much money they'll need to retire essentially the same as Baby Boomers, 37%, and Generation X, 36%.

And while Baby Boomers, many of whom are already retired, are more likely to be able to pinpoint their retirement age, Millennials and Gen Xers are on the same page, with four in 10 saying they know how old they'll be when they retire.

Savings Habits Position Millennials for a Brighter Retirement Outlook:
Even though Millennials have had less than 20 years to build their retirement wealth, they are not that far behind many of those who are closest to retirement. Nearly 60% of Millennials have less than $10,000 saved for retirement, but roughly half of Baby Boomers are in the same boat, despite the fact that this generation has had as much as half a century to save for their retirement.

"These numbers confirm what we already know lot of Baby Boomers are going to have a tough time in retirement," Chris Hogan, financial expert and number-one, national best-selling author of Retire Inspired, said.

"On the other hand, the research also shows that Millennials are setting themselves up to have a much more positive retirement outlook," Hogan added. "They're already establishing savings habits that could keep them from following in the footsteps of older generations."

Time: The Millennials' Biggest Advantage
By focusing on retirement now, Millennials can take advantage of their most powerful retirement- building ally- time.
Of the 58% of Millennials who are actively saving for retirement, they began saving at an average age of 23. Another third say they'll begin saving for retirement at an average age of 33. Since Millennials expect to retire between the ages of 60 and 65, that leaves at least three decades of wealth-building ahead of them.

"A 25-year-old who has managed to save $10,000 already could build a $200,000 retirement by the time she is 65 without saving another dime thanks to the power of compounding growth," Hogan said.* "But, a $200,000 retirement would be pretty skimpy even by today's standards, and it will have far less spending power in 2056." Of all the generations currently in the workforce, Millennials have the best chance of achieving a secure retirement. 

That means an early start is just the beginning. Millennials will have to commit to saving more and stick to that commitment throughout their careers, a fact many of them are beginning to come to terms with. Seven in 10 say they wish they were already investing more, while nearly eight in 10 say they plan to save more in the future.

Millennials Face Same Old Savings Challenges:
What's keeping Millennials from saving as much as they want to for retirement today? Two words: life and debt.
According to Millennials, the cost of living and the cost of meeting their children's financial needs are their biggest obstacles to saving more for retirement. Student loans, credit card debt and mortgage debt round out the top five.

Full report at www.daveramsey.com/research/millennials

For more information on Chris Hogan visit his website and Twitter page:
Website: www.chrishogan360.com 
Twitter: @chrishogan360

Scott's Training Systems

For more information visit: www.scottstrainingsystems.com

6100 W. Gila Springs Place, Suite 23
Chandler, AZ 85226
480-220-1874 

Doggie Wills

Nearly half of Americans (44%) own a dog. Spending on pets has reached $60.28 billion per year, according to the 2016 American Pet Products Association survey. Additionally, Scottsdale was just named the No. 4 city in America for dog lovers by Realtor.com.

Many dog owners would say they consider their pets a member of the family. So much so that more dogs are making appearances in people's wills and estate planning.

The Frutkin Law Firm
15205 N. Kierland Blvd., #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
602-606-9300
www.frutkinlaw.com