Consider switching to Java EE 8 Essentials Archetype
A Plain and Clean JavaEE 7 Maven Archetype
This artifact is installed in the maven central repository and can be automatically installed using the mvn archetype:generate invocation:
mvn archetype:generate -Dfilter=com.airhacks:javaee7-essentials-archetype
Choose the version v1.3 if you like to have beans.xml and JAXRSConfiguration included and v1.2 for a plain Java EE project.