Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Year’s Resolution: 84% Want To Find A New Job

New Year’s resolutions come in all shapes and sizes. From losing weight to spending less to finding a new job it seems everyone has something they’d like to change.

It seems the thing most people want to change this year, is their job. 84% of working individuals plan to find a new job in the new year, according to Manpower, a job-placement firm.

That’s up a staggering 24% from last year.

The change comes largely from the fact that people seem to simply be disappointed with their current positions, as wages have frozen, according to CNN Money. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean there will be a large number of available jobs.

While the desire to change jobs may be powered in many cases by dissatisfaction with management, it may actually have more to do with money, according to The Street. Wages have grown marginally since the height of the recession ended, and many are looking for greater income.

While unemployment was up at the end of 2010, the outlook for 2011 looks better, and may afford many workers the opportunity to make career changes.

ORIGINAL POSTING: The Huffington Post

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Clock is Ticking for 2010 Giving

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To donate to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, please visit our online donation site here: Online Donation

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“OPERATION SANTA CLAUS” DELIVERS MORE THAN 12,000 POUNDS OF FOOD TO ST. MARY’S

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“OPERATION SANTA CLAUS” DELIVERS MORE THAN 12,000 POUNDS OF FOOD TO ST. MARY’S

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance would like to thank all those who donated to the “Operation Santa Claus” toy, clothes and food drive in 2010. There was a fantastic response this year and one lucky person went home with a new Sanderson Ford Truck or car.

As for the totals –  St. Mary’s received 12,003 pounds of food for the hungry of Arizona. Along with all the other agencies who benefitted from this program – Operation Home front, the Tim and Willy FUNdation and SAARC – we salute the people of Arizona, who step up each year and donate in such a generous manner.

Thank you so much to Sanderson Automotive Group, ABC Channel 15, Bonneville Media, CBS Radio, and the UPS stores around the Valley for sponsoring “Operation Santa Claus.” Well done, everyone.

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MISS ARIZONA USA AND MISS TEEN ARIZONA VOLUNTEER AT ST. MARY’S

MISS ARIZONA USA AND MISS TEEN ARIZONA VOLUNTEER AT ST. MARY’S

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance would like to thank Miss Arizona USA Brittany Dawn Brannon and Miss Teen Arizona Molly Argue for volunteering at the Knight Transportation Center on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The ladies helped transport and load holiday food boxes for dozens of families and also signed autographs and posed for pictures during their time at the Food Bank. Brannon is the former Miss Teen America  and will be competing in the 2011 Miss America Pageant. Thank you to both the ladies and their moms for coming out to help Arizona’s hungry.

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TWO DAYS LEFT … CAN YOU HELP WITH A HOLIDAY MEAL?

TWO DAYS LEFT … CAN YOU HELP WITH A HOLIDAY MEAL?

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance has distributed nearly 7,000 holiday food boxes this week — in addition to providing over one million meals around Arizona –  and there are still two days left before the Christmas holiday. Every can donated allows us to feed one more person, every dollar donated allows us to add seven meals into the community.

Before your family gathers around the table in celebration this year, log on to www.FirstFoodBank.org and help make the holiday brighter for others. Happy Holidays from everyone at St. Mary’s, and thank you for helping us deliver more than food … hope.

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FADELL, CHENEY & BURT HOLDS FOOD AND CASH DRIVE FOR ST. MARY’S TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS

FADELL, CHENEY & BURT HOLDS FOOD AND CASH DRIVE FOR ST. MARY’S TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance would like to thank the law offices of Fadell, Cheney & Burt for their donations of food and cash during the holiday season. The employees decided that instead of taking part in their annual holiday gift exchange, they would collected food and cash for the hungry of Arizona.

Business manager Bill Puryear, shown here presenting a check to St. Mary’s Development Officer Christina Calio, said the employees were inspired by reading about another company giving back through the Food Bank. And when all was said and done, Fadell, Cheney & Burt has collected enough to help St. Mary’s distribute more than 15,000 meals into the community.

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St. Catherine’s and St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance Join Forces for Holiday Food Distribution : PHOTOS

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