Archive of: Work Force

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Unemployment rates down again

More people in Washington went to work in February than the month before, with a net increase of 6,100 jobs statewide. As a result, the jobless rate improved both in local counties and border to border.

March 2017

ST tops goals for diversity work

Women and workers of color are making strides on construction crews for regional transit projects, according to a report today.

March 2017

State AG will renew immigration fight

Washington state will continue its challenge to the new Presidential Executive Order on immigration, AG says.

March 2017

EPA funds local enviro training

Continuing a program that began with President George W. Bush's administration and continued through the Obama years, President Trump's EPA chief today funded South Sound training for pollution cleanup jobs.

February 2017

From SSBiz: Help wanted, bring hammer

Construction firms in the South Sound are finding it difficult to hire the number of skilled workers they need to respond to all the building projects coming to market.

February 2017

Kudos for TruBlue execs

Local executives are being recognized internationally by their industry association groups for leadership and accomplishments over time.

February 2017

150,000 unauthorized regional residents

As the national conversation includes possible federal government action against immigrants without proper documentation, new data analysis shows there are many in western Washington.

February 2017

‘Hands off our unions,’ members say

A large crowd of labor union members packed a legislative hearing room this week to speak against proposed "Right-to-Work" legislation being considered by the Senate.

February 2017

Legislature addresses labor this week

Committees of the state legislature are studying proposals focused on government workers this week, drawing a daily visit from union representatives.

February 2017

2016 closed with more jobs, fewer jobless

South Sound counties and the whole state finished out 2016 with more people working and fewer counted as unemployed, according to a report out today.

January 2017
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