Cashing In On Opportunity And Quality Jobs In Metro Phoenix

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Despite gains in jobs and company payrolls since the Great Recession, many workers feel financially left out.

Pew Research Center examined household incomes and expenditures between 2004 and 2014. It found the median income had declined 13 percent while spending on things like housing, food and clothing increased nearly 14 percent. But, some workers are cashing in.

On the third floor of Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, a large whiteboard with patient assignments greets acute care nurse Amanda Foster.

“It’s ever-evolving and ever-changing,” she said. “Because when somebody gets discharged, 10 minutes later you have a new patient coming up.”

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