Archive of: Work Force

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Employment trends for 2018

A growing need to hire collides with a shrinking pool of available new workers in the view of 2018 and beyond offered by this business futurist.

December 2017

Population facts to win party arguments

With a new year arriving Monday, you might be wondering how many Americans will be celebrating? Actually, the Census Bureau does not count revelers, but it does have a new projection for U.S. population.

December 2017
More jobs, more workers = stable jobless rate

More jobs, more workers = stable jobless rate

A growing supply of available workers is keeping Washington's unemployment rate from falling further, below its historic position.

December 2017

Paid sick leave model policies

Even as their workforce may be heading into holiday slowdown mode, employers and their human resources personnel are making changes to paid sick leave policies.

December 2017

Major grant for Pierce youth training

Work-related education, training and counseling targeted to youth without college expectations will be funded from a major infusion of support announced today.

December 2017

DuPont firm sets Atlanta conference

South Sound firm leads efforts to improve employment results for persons with disabilities by programming its second annual national conference.

November 2017

Records set in October unemployment rates

Most counties in western Washington, particularly in the South Sound, are reporting strong labor markets, with the latest unemployment rates the lowest they've been in years – or decades.

November 2017

State will recognize Pierce Co. for vets

State workforce officials are recognizing Hire-A-Vet efforts by Pierce County government at a special ceremony on Tuesday.

November 2017

Revenues, earnings down at TrueBlue

Business is tough on staffing firms, when so much of the available workforce already has a job. South Sound-based TrueBlue is reporting a drop in sales and earnings for third quarter.

October 2017

Jobless rates head downward

More hiring in government jobs helped push the unemployment rate for September lower in most South Sound communities.

October 2017
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