Albuquerque Workers Happy With Their Jobs

A survey by the online job site CareerBliss shows Albuquerque has one of the happiest work foces of any mid-size cities in the country. CareerBliss considered factors that affect happiness, including growth opportunities, work relationships, work environment, resources and compensation.

Evidence of this great work environment was realized this week as Canon ITS announced that is will be opening a new facility in Albuquerque with plans to hire 150 people.

We are tremendously pleased to have Canon, ITS a Global Fortune 500 company has selected Albuquerque as its newest site for their customer and technical service operations,” said Mayor Richard Berry. “Our talented workforce, strategic geographic advantages and the combined efforts of the City, State, and County were instrumental in attracting this great company to our great city.”

‘Breaking Bad’ Character Walter White Memorialized in Obituary

Walter White, the infamous “Breaking Bad” character met his demise in the show’s series finale on Sept. 29. The character, played by actor Bryan Cranston, is a high school science teacher gone bad. A local fan of the show, who also happens to be a high school science teacher, thought it would be appropriate to memorialize White by running an actual obituary in the Albuquerque Journal.

 

The smash hit show, which ran for five seasons, was set in Albuquerque. Much of the show was shot at Mesa del Sol, using the Aperture commercial center as an indoor set and using the community’s scenic mesa for many of its outdoor scenes. Albuquerque Studios, one of Mesa del Sol’s first commercial occupants, was home to the production and much of its post-production.

 

The story of the fictional character’s real obituary has spread across the country and can be seen featured on the Today Show, Huffington Post and Los Angeles Times web sites among many others.


Pulte Homes up for Baseball’s “Best Moment of the Year”

Sgt. Luis Lugo joined the Army in 2007 and served in Iraq and Afghanistan until 2010 when he was injured by an explosion that resulted in his left leg being amputated. Earlier this year, at an Albuquerque Isotopes’ minor league baseball game in Albuquerque, Pulte Homes honored Sgt. Lugo by giving he and his family a brand new home in Mesa del Sol.

Partnering with Operation Finally Home, an organization that works to provide mortgage-free homes to wounded and disabled veterans, Pulte and Mesa del Sol along with local contractors, vendors and other housing partners have provided the Lugo family with a 2,000 square-foot home in Albuquerque’s newest master-planned community.

As a result of their generosity, Pulte Homes’ surprise announcement to Sgt. Lugo and his family is among the candidates selected for the year’s Best Moment in Minor League Baseball.

Voting is being conducted online and ends Oct. 22. To vote, click here.