Archive of: Work Force

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Olympic Panel Products closing soon with 217 layoffs

Olympic Panel Products closing soon with 217 layoffs

The long awaited news that Olympic Panel Products in Shelton would be closing down has finally come.

May 2016

South Sound unemployment inches down, except for Pierce

With the exception of Pierce County, unemployment in the South Sound saw a tick downward in April.

May 2016

Personal economic security & community

Bringing community resources and action together on behalf of poor and working families is a goal of Tuesday's all-day program to be held in Lacey.

May 2016

232,000 workers to benefit from new overtime rule

By the end of this year, hundreds of thousands more salaried workers statewide and millions more workers nationwide will qualify for overtime payment.

May 2016

State unemployment stays steady at 5.8 percent

For the fifth month in a row, Washington is flatlining on unemployment at 5.8 percent, despite adding 11,200 jobs in April.

May 2016

Event to address challenges facing female veterans

An event later this week hopes to address the challenges of women transitioning out of military service.

May 2016
Goodwill expanding job training, rolling out new store format

Goodwill expanding job training, rolling out new store format

At the annual Goodwill Ready To Work Luncheon, Terry Hayes, CEO of Goodwill Olympics and Rainier Region, conceded that the nation has pulled out of the recession, but challenges lay ahead for key demographics.

May 2016

New head of Workforce Development at Goodwill

Dan Fey will be the new Senior Vice President of Workforce Development at Goodwill of Olympics and Rainier Region.

April 2016

Sales, profits up for TrueBlue

Demand for temporary labor and related services by small to medium-sized companies remained stronger over the first three months of 2016, but larger employers are called "sluggish" in the TrueBlue quarterly earnings report.

April 2016

March unemployment rates drop

A slowly improving jobs market in the South Sound and the rest of Washington is reflected in March unemployment data released today.

April 2016
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