Archive of: Work Force

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Tacoma releases new paid sick leave resources

In an email sent out last night, the city announced a paid time off policy checklist, a finalized notice to employers and employees and an online application for a premium pay program.

August 2015

Unemployment rate steady, jobs up in July

In July, the state gained 5,900 new non farm jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month. The unemployment rate remains at 5.3 percent.

August 2015

Minimum wage not so bad in Tacoma?

In Tacoma, minimum wage workers enjoy the 10th best purchasing power in the country, according to a new report put out by smart asset.

August 2015

Optimism in latest job growth projections

According to the report, there has been a slight bump in optimism: Nonfarm employment is projected to grow an average of 1.79 percent per year between 2013 and 2023.

August 2015

Interfor gives up on Tacoma sawmill

According to a quarterly earnings report released yesterday, the Canadian company's new sawmill failed to achieve expectations as a result of "challenging lumber and log market conditions."

July 2015

Roofing contractor could face prison, fines

Peter Daniel Yeaman, who runs Southgate Roofing, is charged with unregistered contracting and doing business when his workers' compensation insurance was revoked.

July 2015

South Sound unemployment stabilizes in June

June, which is seeing a healthier seasonal job market in the service providing sector, has seen the unemployment rate stabilize.

July 2015

Council sends $12 minimum wage to ballot

On Tuesday, July 14 the Tacoma City Council passed a proposal to put a $12 minimum wage on the ballot, 7-1. Councilmember David Boe cast the lone no vote.

July 2015

Council to consider minimum wage proposal

According to the proposed ballot measure, which will be considered by the Tacoma City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday evening, the minimum wage would raise to $12 by Jan. 2018.

July 2015

South Sound jobs still growing

More persons joined the regional labor force in May, according to new data out today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a slightly larger percentage of them did find work.

July 2015
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