Arizona employers report wanting staff who can do more than just the everyday job duties. Their ideal candidates will not only be equipped with the hard skills needed to excel, but also have soft skills to communicate and behave appropriately in the workplace. So what are hard and soft skills? Learn more about the qualities that employers seek including the top 6 six soft skills that are key for success.
Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 22. The DES Division of Aging and Adult Services works with community partners like the Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition to provide helpful tips, information and resources to older adults.
Niel Nielson's family is grateful for the services that the DES Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) provides. He sought a position within the Division, applying his professional experience in contract management as a means of giving back.
When we think of improving our lifestyles, visions of eating healthier, exercising regularly or enrolling in a college class often come to mind. A lifestyle improvement might also include topics like weight loss or smoking cessation, attending a self-help course or watching a TED Talk for those who desire a more comfortable everyday experience. But for Micaela Enciso, her lifestyle improvement came in the form of a home modification.
Ability offers a variety of services to adults with developmental disabilities, including comprehensive employment services. Members of its Transition to Employment program, funded by the DES Division of Developmental Disabilities, currently work at Culver's to learn how to be successful in the workplace.
DES recognizes Hunger Action Month. Did you know nearly 5 million seniors currently face hunger in our country? DES administers several programs, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Commodity Senior Food Program to help Arizonans in need access nutritious food.
Phoenix is the primary destination for large advocacy and community organizations representing the interests of countless groups in Arizona. For the rural regions of the state, groups instead often rely on the individual voices of their communities to advocate for the needs and rights of various communities. Scott Lindbloom works tirelessly to support the disability community in Show Low and the surrounding region. Learn more about his efforts as an advocate and champion of the community.