Archive of: Pierce County

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Big jump in Pierce workforce

Almost 9,000 local residents gained jobs last month, according to this week's statistical release from federal employment data. That number also matched the increase in Pierce County workforce in July, suggesting there is a link.

August 2017

Tacoma insurance fraud suspect arrested

Insurance companies are required by state law to refer suspected cases of false claims to government regulators, and that's what precipitated the arrest of a "Most Wanted" suspect in Tacoma today.

August 2017
Top Place to Work: Absher Construction

Top Place to Work: Absher Construction

For some 75 years, one Puyallup construction company has been building the community, while erecting structures. That seems to be part of a corporate DNA that attracts employees to this Top Place to Work.

August 2017

New execs for water, mall and credit union

As summer heads into autumn, more executive leadership assignments are being announced, including these for a local city water system, a regional shopping mall and the Kent branch of a regional credit union.

August 2017

Unemployment numbers still good

July was another month in generally good unemployment reports, according to data released by federal and state statisticians.

August 2017

UP gains jobs with PPA purchase

The South Sound's largest pension plan administrator is getting even larger, with its purchase of a similar business in Port Orchard.

August 2017

Deadline approaches for state honor

Only one week remains to suggest a business or organization in Washington to be recognized for its contributions to the community. The statewide program comes from the Secretary of State office.

August 2017

Chamber members to protest store closure

Local business advocates and neighbors will gather tomorrow to show their support for keeping the neighborhood Albertson's store open.

August 2017

Workers on Belfair project underpaid

A Tacoma builder is being held by state authorities to pay back wages to construction workers on a 2015 project in Belfair. Six former employees should each receive around $25,000 for the company's failure to pay prevailing wages.

August 2017

Workers’ Comp burn patients to Harborview

After research shows that specialized care and treatment greatly improves prospects for burn victims injured on the job, Washington's workers' comp agency and UW Harborview Hospital are partnering in a new program.

August 2017
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