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Belinda Vasquez Garcia Hi, check out my latest book DISHONOR THY WIFE, a Psychological Thriller Romantic Suspense written under my pen name Belinda Austin. The ebook can be preordered and previewed from the “Look Inside” of the paperback, which is currently available. Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D5GOWZY/ or just look up author BELINDA AUSTIN on Amazon.
  • Apr 12, 2016
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    Gale Thomssen April 25th NAPW Tucson Chapter Meeting at Art Seeds 6:00 soical with Speaker at 6:30. See you there. My parents are aging. Now What? Do you… · Worry about your loved one’s health? · Wonder if your loved one will outlive their money? · Know what will happen if your loved one can’t live at home or alone? · Get frustrated by your loved one’s stubbornness? · Hope everything will be OK so you don’t need a plan? · Want to know you are doing the best for your loved one but don’t know what that is? · Long for peace of mind? Jodi Hempel is the lead author of the book “Life: The Next Phase. Navigating the Issues of Caring for Your Aging Parent or Loved Ones.” She is the creator and facilitator of the “Walking the Path with Your Aging Loved Ones” and “Retirement by Design” programs. Jodi assisted and cared for her mother for over 20 years after her mother suffered a massive stroke. An avid researcher, Jodi combines her personal experience with the best practices of others. She is passionate about helping professional women struggling to meet the needs of their aging loved ones gain peace of mind by creating personalized action plans. _______________________________________________________________ Jodi Hempel Peace of Mind Architect “Helping professionals struggling to meet the needs of their parents”
  • Apr 06, 2016
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    Gale Thomssen Government and Women Owned Businesses | Monday, March 28, 2016 | 06:00 PM Date of Event: March 28, 2016 Time: 6:30 pm Location: Music and Dance Academy 4811 E Sunrise. Subject: Government and Women Business Owners The National Association of Professional Women, Tucson Chapter is hosting a panel of local government officials on March 28th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The location will be at the Music and Dance Academy 4811 E Sunrise. The subject of this forum is Government and Women Business Owners. What is local government doing to attract, assist and support women entrepreneurs and small businesses? Representatives from Tucson City Council, Pima County and Oro Valley have been invited to participate in the Panel. Tucson Vice Mayor Karen Ulrich has accepted our invitation. This forum is open to the public. There is no charge. Public participation is encouraged, to better establish strong lines of communication and pathways to build our economy and communities. EVENT ADDRESS Music & Dance Academy , 4811 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson, AZ, 85718 gale3thomssen@gmail.com - See more at:
  • Mar 18, 2016
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    Gale Thomssen Come join Members in supporting NAMI Walks Arpil 2nd. See Events for details.
  • Mar 04, 2016
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    Gale Thomssen February NAPW Tucson Chapter meeting is Feb 29th at Art Seeds on N. Campbell Ave. Dot Callihan will be our speaker on "Male and Female Balancing Traits in the workplace". Our society believes male traits drive success in the workplace and women who want to succeed in the workplace are told that we need to adopt male traits. However, all of my male-dominated workplaces were plagued by chaos, crisis management and poor performance. I spent my career fixing broken projects and operations which really wasn’t that difficult. As a result, I out-performed all of my male colleagues even though I was in traditionally hard core male roles in the construction industry. After many years I realized the secret to my success was that I was a woman. As soon as I applied specific female traits to my male-dominated workplaces, performance immediately soared. I teach women how their natural traits are both powerful and transformative to the workplace and that our success comes from being who we naturally are. - See more at:
  • Feb 25, 2016
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    LC Division Join the NAPW eChapter for our next virtual meeting Wednesday Feb 24 @ 4 PM ET. Our Panel conversation will revolve and further develop as we engage with an HR specialist, psychologist and historian about the cultural and demographic hurdles and differences seen in the workplace, and how to overcome them and reach your professional goals. Register now! http://app.webinarjam.net/register/18543/b24e9c9c6f
  • Feb 22, 2016

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    Principal Software Engineer
    Innovative technologies. Superior solutions. Outstanding opportunities.The Engineering Product Support Directorate (EPSD) mission is to provide superior mission support and data integrity through innovation, collaboration, accountability, and flawless execution throughout the product life cycle, resulting in best value solutions. Our responsibilities include minimizing the total cost of ownership through engineering upfront planning and decision analysis related to product reliability, maintainability, supportability, safety and environmental impacts to our customers. It also includes the operational aspects of mission support such as field and technical support, repairs and spares management and program management support.EPSD also is responsible for configuration management, including software configuration management, as well as data management.Our vision is to be the provider of innovative affordable engineering solutions for product life cycle assurance and support to ensure customer satisfaction.Job DescriptionThe Software Configuration Management (SWCM) department follows the basic principles of Configuration Management. SWCM establishes and maintains the integrity of the products for the program through the entire life-cycle of computing products. The EPSD Software Configuration Management Department provides innovative solutions through automation, continuous improvement and a skilled workforce to provide support for all computing products including embedded software, configurable logic, test equipment, simulations, COTS and tools.The Senior Software Configuration Management Engineer plans, coordinates, and executes Configuration Management (CM) activities, including: Software Identification Change Control Audits Status Accounting Product Release Establish, perform and maintain software builds using an automated SWCM tool, such as IBM Rational Synergy Provide SWCM support to the Software Configuration Control Board and represent the organization as a prime technical contact who will interact with senior engineers Guide successful completion of major programs and projects Develop and implement SWCM processes and procedures in accordance with Raytheon Policies and Procedures Manage software products in developmental libraries Participate in software audits and reviewsThe successful applicant will work as a self-starter and will provide guidance and mentoring to junior SWCM staff.He or she will interact effectively with program personnel, and will also possess a working knowledge of the software development lifecycle and SEI CMMI standards. Required Skills:Experience with CM tools SWCM or software development experience Experience with SWCM process definition and implementation Solid proficiency in Windows, DOS and Unix/Linux Operating Systems Experience with using an automated SWCM tool, such as Synergy, to establish software configurations, perform software builds and releases Extensive experience with PC software applications and demonstrated ability to quickly learn how to use new software on any platform Working knowledge of the SEI Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and SEI Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and experience with SWCM process definition and implementation Demonstrated ability to provide outstanding customer service. Work effectively with all levels of management, peers and subordinatesDesired Skills:Synergy Database Administration UNIX/Linux Shell Scripting Experience with CM tools - IBM Rational Synergy and ChangeShell scripting ability and software development background stronglyRequired Education (including Major):8 years experience with BS/BA in a technical discipline, such as Engineering, Science or Math; Advanced degree preferredClearance:*Secret Clearance - Ability to obtain; Existing preferredThis position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance.Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process.Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement.Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screenshttp://www.dss.mil/psmo-i/indus_psmo-i_interim.htmlRaytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.Business Unit ProfileRaytheon Missile Systems (RMS) is the world leader in the design, development and production of missile systems for critical requirements including air-to-air, strike, surface Navy air defense, land combat missiles, guided projectiles, exoatmospheric kill vehicles, missile defense and directed energy weapons. With over 14,000 employees operating at sites across the country and internationally, RMS is headquartered in Tucson Arizona, and generated 6.6 billion in 2013 revenues.
    Principal Software Engineer
    Innovative technologies. Superior solutions. Outstanding opportunities.The Engineering Product Support Directorate (EPSD) mission is to provide superior mission support and data integrity through innovation, collaboration, accountability, and flawless execution throughout the product life cycle, resulting in best value solutions. Our responsibilities include minimizing the total cost of ownership through engineering upfront planning and decision analysis related to product reliability, maintainability, supportability, safety and environmental impacts to our customers. It also includes the operational aspects of mission support such as field and technical support, repairs and spares management and program management support.EPSD also is responsible for configuration management, including software configuration management, as well as data management.Our vision is to be the provider of innovative affordable engineering solutions for product life cycle assurance and support to ensure customer satisfaction.Job DescriptionThe Software Configuration Management (SWCM) department follows the basic principles of Configuration Management. SWCM establishes and maintains the integrity of the products for the program through the entire life-cycle of computing products. The EPSD Software Configuration Management Department provides innovative solutions through automation, continuous improvement and a skilled workforce to provide support for all computing products including embedded software, configurable logic, test equipment, simulations, COTS and tools.The Senior Software Configuration Management Engineer plans, coordinates, and executes Configuration Management (CM) activities, including: Software Identification Change Control Audits Status Accounting Product Release Establish, perform and maintain software builds using an automated SWCM tool, such as IBM Rational Synergy Provide SWCM support to the Software Configuration Control Board and represent the organization as a prime technical contact who will interact with senior engineers Guide successful completion of major programs and projects Develop and implement SWCM processes and procedures in accordance with Raytheon Policies and Procedures Manage software products in developmental libraries Participate in software audits and reviewsThe successful applicant will work as a self-starter and will provide guidance and mentoring to junior SWCM staff.He or she will interact effectively with program personnel, and will also possess a working knowledge of the software development lifecycle and SEI CMMI standards. Required Skills:Experience with CM tools SWCM or software development experience Experience with SWCM process definition and implementation Solid proficiency in Windows, DOS and Unix/Linux Operating Systems Experience with using an automated SWCM tool, such as Synergy, to establish software configurations, perform software builds and releases Extensive experience with PC software applications and demonstrated ability to quickly learn how to use new software on any platform Working knowledge of the SEI Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and SEI Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and experience with SWCM process definition and implementation Demonstrated ability to provide outstanding customer service. Work effectively with all levels of management, peers and subordinatesDesired Skills:Synergy Database Administration UNIX/Linux Shell Scripting Experience with CM tools - IBM Rational Synergy and ChangeShell scripting ability and software development background stronglyRequired Education (including Major):8 years experience with BS/BA in a technical discipline, such as Engineering, Science or Math; Advanced degree preferredClearance:*Secret Clearance - Ability to obtain; Existing preferredThis position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance.Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process.Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement.Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screenshttp://www.dss.mil/psmo-i/indus_psmo-i_interim.htmlRaytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.Business Unit ProfileRaytheon Missile Systems (RMS) is the world leader in the design, development and production of missile systems for critical requirements including air-to-air, strike, surface Navy air defense, land combat missiles, guided projectiles, exoatmospheric kill vehicles, missile defense and directed energy weapons. With over 14,000 employees operating at sites across the country and internationally, RMS is headquartered in Tucson Arizona, and generated 6.6 billion in 2013 revenues.
    Assembler I - Instruments 4585848
    Well established and growing medical device company in North Tucson looking to add people in their instruments assembly area.  This is a 3 month contract position with the possibility of extending.  The hours are Monday - Friday working 3:00 pm 11:00 pm, and pay rate is $12.00 per hour.Performs a wide variety of electro-mechanical and pneumatic assembly operations. Determines and/or follows methods and sequence of operations in performing component installation, wiring, hand soldering and cable harnessing on assembly units.Makes setups and adjustments holding tolerances to blueprint / work instruction specifications. Identifies and documents non-conformances in piece parts and assemblies. Recognizes equipment and product problems and notifies individuals using team specific “Help Chain” to achieve optimum production levels. Performs repetitive assembly of the company's products into complete packages.Maintains all production related documentation in compliance with company's Quality System Regulations.Essential Functions would be to assemble components and sub-assemblies for instruments per production drawings and documents while sustaining quality, cost, delivery, and safety metrics. Perform other duties as required or assigned. Specific job function may change based on functional team assignment.Ability to acquire basic job skills and learn company policies and procedures to complete routine tasks. Written and verbal comprehension of the English language. Ability to interpret and understand production documents and drawings to complete tasks.Basic mathematical comprehension (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages). Work within a team environment in a culture of accountability and professionalism.Ability to consistently meet work zone cycle times by following standard work instructions. Ability to use hand tools; such as screwdrivers, wrenches, nut-drivers, power drivers, etc. The working environment is indoors and is seasonally heated and cooled with controlled noise levels. The position requires considerable standing and/or sitting, repetitive movement, and the ability to lift objects less than 25 pounds. Some job functions will require the use of a pallet jack to convey material. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to hazardous materials requiring the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and strict adherence to safety guidelinesFormal Training/Education: High School Diploma or GED is required and will be verified prior to starting work.EEO EmployerLab Support, a division of On Assignment, is an international leader in placing science, engineering, and preclinical professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire opportunities. Lab Support also offers recruitment solutions for other select professional skills and workforce needs. On Assignment divisions include: Oxford Global Resources (IT and Engineering), CyberCoders, Valesta Clinical Research Solutions, and Apex Systems, LLC.Lab Support is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected characteristics. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@labsupport.com or 866-612-2739.We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.
    Assembler I - Instruments 4585848
    Well established and growing medical device company in North Tucson looking to add people in their instruments assembly area.  This is a 3 month contract position with the possibility of extending.  The hours are Monday - Friday working 3:00 pm 11:00 pm, and pay rate is $12.00 per hour.Performs a wide variety of electro-mechanical and pneumatic assembly operations. Determines and/or follows methods and sequence of operations in performing component installation, wiring, hand soldering and cable harnessing on assembly units.Makes setups and adjustments holding tolerances to blueprint / work instruction specifications. Identifies and documents non-conformances in piece parts and assemblies. Recognizes equipment and product problems and notifies individuals using team specific “Help Chain” to achieve optimum production levels. Performs repetitive assembly of the company's products into complete packages.Maintains all production related documentation in compliance with company's Quality System Regulations.Essential Functions would be to assemble components and sub-assemblies for instruments per production drawings and documents while sustaining quality, cost, delivery, and safety metrics. Perform other duties as required or assigned. Specific job function may change based on functional team assignment.Ability to acquire basic job skills and learn company policies and procedures to complete routine tasks. Written and verbal comprehension of the English language. Ability to interpret and understand production documents and drawings to complete tasks.Basic mathematical comprehension (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages). Work within a team environment in a culture of accountability and professionalism.Ability to consistently meet work zone cycle times by following standard work instructions. Ability to use hand tools; such as screwdrivers, wrenches, nut-drivers, power drivers, etc. The working environment is indoors and is seasonally heated and cooled with controlled noise levels. The position requires considerable standing and/or sitting, repetitive movement, and the ability to lift objects less than 25 pounds. Some job functions will require the use of a pallet jack to convey material. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to hazardous materials requiring the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and strict adherence to safety guidelinesFormal Training/Education: High School Diploma or GED is required and will be verified prior to starting work.EEO EmployerLab Support, a division of On Assignment, is an international leader in placing science, engineering, and preclinical professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire opportunities. Lab Support also offers recruitment solutions for other select professional skills and workforce needs. On Assignment divisions include: Oxford Global Resources (IT and Engineering), CyberCoders, Valesta Clinical Research Solutions, and Apex Systems, LLC.Lab Support is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected characteristics. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@labsupport.com or 866-612-2739.We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.
    Assembler I - Instruments 4601549
    Well established and growing medical device company in North Tucson looking to add people in their instruments assembly area.  This is a 3 month contract position with the possibility of extending.  The hours are Monday - Friday working 3:00 pm 11:00 pm, and pay rate is $12.00 per hour.Performs a wide variety of electro-mechanical and pneumatic assembly operations. Determines and/or follows methods and sequence of operations in performing component installation, wiring, hand soldering and cable harnessing on assembly units.Makes setups and adjustments holding tolerances to blueprint / work instruction specifications. Identifies and documents non-conformances in piece parts and assemblies. Recognizes equipment and product problems and notifies individuals using team specific “Help Chain” to achieve optimum production levels. Performs repetitive assembly of the company's products into complete packages.Maintains all production related documentation in compliance with company's Quality System Regulations.Essential Functions would be to assemble components and sub-assemblies for instruments per production drawings and documents while sustaining quality, cost, delivery, and safety metrics. Perform other duties as required or assigned. Specific job function may change based on functional team assignment.Ability to acquire basic job skills and learn company policies and procedures to complete routine tasks. Written and verbal comprehension of the English language. Ability to interpret and understand production documents and drawings to complete tasks.Basic mathematical comprehension (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages). Work within a team environment in a culture of accountability and professionalism.Ability to consistently meet work zone cycle times by following standard work instructions. Ability to use hand tools; such as screwdrivers, wrenches, nut-drivers, power drivers, etc. The working environment is indoors and is seasonally heated and cooled with controlled noise levels. The position requires considerable standing and/or sitting, repetitive movement, and the ability to lift objects less than 25 pounds. Some job functions will require the use of a pallet jack to convey material. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to hazardous materials requiring the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and strict adherence to safety guidelinesFormal Training/Education: High School Diploma or GED is required and will be verified prior to starting work.EEO EmployerLab Support, a division of On Assignment, is an international leader in placing science, engineering, and preclinical professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire opportunities. Lab Support also offers recruitment solutions for other select professional skills and workforce needs. On Assignment divisions include: Oxford Global Resources (IT and Engineering), CyberCoders, Valesta Clinical Research Solutions, and Apex Systems, LLC.Lab Support is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected characteristics. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@labsupport.com or 866-612-2739.We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.
    Assembler I - Instruments 4601549
    Well established and growing medical device company in North Tucson looking to add people in their instruments assembly area.  This is a 3 month contract position with the possibility of extending.  The hours are Monday - Friday working 3:00 pm 11:00 pm, and pay rate is $12.00 per hour.Performs a wide variety of electro-mechanical and pneumatic assembly operations. Determines and/or follows methods and sequence of operations in performing component installation, wiring, hand soldering and cable harnessing on assembly units.Makes setups and adjustments holding tolerances to blueprint / work instruction specifications. Identifies and documents non-conformances in piece parts and assemblies. Recognizes equipment and product problems and notifies individuals using team specific “Help Chain” to achieve optimum production levels. Performs repetitive assembly of the company's products into complete packages.Maintains all production related documentation in compliance with company's Quality System Regulations.Essential Functions would be to assemble components and sub-assemblies for instruments per production drawings and documents while sustaining quality, cost, delivery, and safety metrics. Perform other duties as required or assigned. Specific job function may change based on functional team assignment.Ability to acquire basic job skills and learn company policies and procedures to complete routine tasks. Written and verbal comprehension of the English language. Ability to interpret and understand production documents and drawings to complete tasks.Basic mathematical comprehension (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages). Work within a team environment in a culture of accountability and professionalism.Ability to consistently meet work zone cycle times by following standard work instructions. Ability to use hand tools; such as screwdrivers, wrenches, nut-drivers, power drivers, etc. The working environment is indoors and is seasonally heated and cooled with controlled noise levels. The position requires considerable standing and/or sitting, repetitive movement, and the ability to lift objects less than 25 pounds. Some job functions will require the use of a pallet jack to convey material. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to hazardous materials requiring the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and strict adherence to safety guidelinesFormal Training/Education: High School Diploma or GED is required and will be verified prior to starting work.EEO EmployerLab Support, a division of On Assignment, is an international leader in placing science, engineering, and preclinical professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire opportunities. Lab Support also offers recruitment solutions for other select professional skills and workforce needs. On Assignment divisions include: Oxford Global Resources (IT and Engineering), CyberCoders, Valesta Clinical Research Solutions, and Apex Systems, LLC.Lab Support is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected characteristics. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@labsupport.com or 866-612-2739.We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.
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