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Arizona cities top list for job seekers

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Does the new year signal a new opportunity for you? Lucky for you, several Arizona cities are considered among the best for job seekers.

A recent survey by WalletHub finds Phoenix, Peoria, Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler and Mesa in the top 100, with Tucson coming in at 105. WalletHub compared 182 cities looking at 30 key indicators including job opportunities, employment growth and monthly average starting salary.

Glendale ranks fifth for highest employment growth. Gilbert, Scottsdale and Chandler tie for first for highest median annual income. And congratulations to the City of Scottsdale, which tops the overall list at number one.

–  The Arizona 100 staff

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1,200 full-time jobs coming to Goodyear by end of 2019

Three companies in Goodyear are expected to bring in more than 1,200 full-time jobs to the West Valley between now and the end of 2019. Chewy Inc., an online retailer, opened an 802,671-square-foot facility and will hire more than 700 people by 2019.

UPS is constructing a 970,000-square-foot facility and is expected to bring 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time jobs by the end of 2019.

Ball Corp., an aluminum can manufacturing plant along Loop 303, has agreed to bring in 130 jobs within the first five years of operations.

– Kelsey Makings, HMA Public Relations