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New JBLM exit training program starts

A 13-week training program for 16 Army and Air Force service members preparing to exit the military for corporate America began this week at Joint Base Lewis McChord. TrueBlue Inc., Amazon, Starbucks, Thurston EDC and Tacoma Pierce County Chamber are among the participating employers.

January 2015

Relief funds headed to Lewis County

Workforce relief funds are headed to Lewis County to mitigate impacts of jobs lost at Washington Park Medical Center in Centralia and Cardinal Glass Plant in Chehalis.

January 2015

Feds count net gain of jobs in Pierce, state

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics found modest job gains in Pierce County from November 2013 to last month, but barely any increase in the Olympia market. Washington state added almost 85,000 jobs in the same year period.

December 2014

November unemployment up; jobs, too

November's unemployment rate rose statewide and in each of the South Sound's four counties. More jobs were created and filled, but the ranks of available workers also increased in the month.

December 2014

Construction to start on Frederickson sawmill complex

Sierra Pacific Industries, a forest products company based in Anderson, Calif., announced that they will immediately begin construction of a sawmill in Frederickson.

December 2014

Hollywood star comes to JBLM, Lakewood

Efforts to connect military members with advanced manufacturing jobs following their time in the service will be the topic of a meeting tomorrow in Lakewood that includes Hollywood actor Gary Sinise, vocal spokesman for the concept.

December 2014

From BE: New racetrack potential, holiday shopping & private jobs in capital

Today's new Business Examiner edition includes an in-depth look at future development potential surrounding Kent's Pacific Raceways, an early look at holiday shopping and surprising new data showing private sector jobs out-number government ones in the state capital.

December 2014

'Want a message with those fries?'

Low-income community and labor organizers will be protesting at a number of South Sound fast food locations and the state capital in support of raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

December 2014

‘Games’ generate 76,200 jobs, $36.3B in state

Development and publishing of interactive games are related media supports more than 76,000 jobs in Washington and created $36.3 billion in annual economic activity, according to a new report that studied the industry.

November 2014

‘Gulf War’ vets have more full-time jobs

On this Veterans Day, the Census Bureau released a report that shows veterans of America's two Gulf Wars are more likely than non-veterans to be employed full-time in year-round jobs. That holds true for both women and men vets.

November 2014
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