Large companies such as Intel Corp., UPS and Indeed.com have announced plans for 11,440 new jobs in the Phoenix region during the first half of 2017. That amount is up almost 71% from the first half of 2016 according to commercial real estate firm CBRE Group Inc.
Intel is planning 3,000 new jobs in Chandler as it expands its semiconductor production.
UPS is building a high-tech center in Goodyear with 500 full-time jobs.
W W Grainger Inc. plans on adding 400 jobs in Tempe.
Indeed.com is opening a 250-worker office in Old Town Scottsdale.
“To put things into perspective, seven companies brought more jobs to the Phoenix metro in the first half of 2017 than 40 companies did during the same time last year,” said Jessica Glick, senior research analyst for CBRE. “This is a good indicator that Phoenix is becoming a more attractive metro for large companies to call home.”