Archive of: Work Force

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Pierce unemployment rate up slightly

Pierce County's jobless rate saw a small uptick in the month of January, per new date from the Washington Employment Security Department.

March 2014

Updated ‘Workers’ Rights’ manual is free

A comprehensive collection of federal, state and local employment laws and rules, “Workers’ Rights Manual” has been updated by the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center.

March 2014

ESD: State has recouped recession job losses

Washington now has more jobs than before the start of the Great Recession, according to economists with the state's Employment Security Department.

March 2014

Women in business leadership

Saint Martin’s University has a lecture series around Women in Leadership with monthly sessions beginning tomorrow (Tuesday) evening.

February 2014

New Biz start-ups at 5-year high

The percentage of former managers and executives starting their own business rose in 2013 to its highest level since the end of the recession, according to a new survey.

February 2014

Builders encouraged, uncertain for future

Non-residential construction gained 21,000 jobs last month, a significant rebound from the loss of 14,000 reported in December.

February 2014

U.S. unemployment drops, few new jobs

Government-issued numbers today show just 113,000 new jobs added in January, far less than the average of 194,000 monthly additions in 2013. The national unemployment rate dropped to its lowest point since Oct. 2008.

February 2014

Hiring tax credits set record in 2013

Employers in Washington collected a record $82 million in federal tax credits last year for their efforts to hire certain hard-to-place job seekers.

January 2014

Union membership growing in Wash.

Washington state posted a strong increase of union membership increasing by 33,000 members among 106,000 total jobs added in 2013, according to data from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

January 2014

Workforce Central CEO retained on panel

Linda Nguyen, CEO for Tacoma’s WorkForce Central, has been re-appointed to the board of trustees for US Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council.

January 2014
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