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'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

One-month loss, one-year gain in jobs

Hospitality, education and health services lost most jobs last month. Construction, retail trade and government added the most, with a net loss of 600 jobs for the state.

October 2014

State jobless rate bests U.S. in August

August's state unemployment rate is one-half percent lower than the national average, and Thurston County beats all others in the South Sound at just 5.3 percent jobless.

September 2014

Fewer $$ to regional workforce councils

Federal funds passed through the state Employment Security Department will fund programs at Workforce Central in Tacoma, Pac Mountain Workforce Development and 10 other units around the state. But each will see a reduction from what was received last year because the job market is better.

September 2014

53,000 aerospace workers in So. Carolina

The on-going story of Boeing employment growth in South Carolina is being noticed in that state, with Charleston becoming an alternative manufacturing hub for 787 Dreamliner models.

August 2014

Unemployment rates dropping

The preliminary July unemployment rates for Washington state and most South Sound counties continue to show improvement, according to this morning’s data release from Employment Security Department.

August 2014

Successful seats, military exits: 40 Under Forty

Putting a Ph.D. in psychology to work in a seating manufacturing business and helping military members find their next careers are today's two stories of "40 Under Forty."

August 2014

Tuesday discussion on womens’ pay

Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., will lead a discussion next Tuesday on the disparity between women's pay and what men generally receive. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at Fort Steilacoom campus of Pierce College.

August 2014
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