KTAR’s Main Street Minute focuses on local businesses that are hiring, opening and hosting events across the community. These stories air each weekday on KTAR at 7:27 a.m.
• The site of a former gas station in the East Valley is undergoing a major transformation. What used to be a Shell station at Power and Baseline roads in Mesa will become home to a Starbucks and Smashburger. The businesses are slated to open in the summer.
• Two job fairs Tuesday: Convergys is hiring customer support as well as sales and retention support from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. near 16th Street and Camelback Road. TeleTech will interview customer-service candidates from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. near Bell Road and Interstate 17.
• A Valley police department has been awarded over a quarter-million dollars for vehicle- and driving-related safety. The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway handed Tempe Police $260,000 to help fund DUI enforcement, improve the use of seat belts and child-safety seats, as well as loud party patrol and DUI suppression.