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Simpson to shut down Shelton operations

Over the next 60 days, Simpson mill operations in the Shelton area will wind down and close altogether. Up to 270 people will lose their jobs.

April 2015

TrueBlue reports record Q1

The company announced today that they achieved a record first quarter revenue of $573 million, compared to a revenue of $396 million for the first quarter of 2014.

April 2015

MultiCare workers to picket, protest slow negotiations

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21, which represents over 2,000 MultiCare health care workers, is planning an informational picket tomorrow to protest slow-moving negotiations with management.

April 2015

More $15 wage protests planned

Proponents announce plans to take $15 per hour minimum wage effort to the streets of Olympia, Federal Way and Seattle next week, seeking to overcome a roadblock in the State Senate.

April 2015

Approval of ILWU, PMA agreement one step closer

Earlier today, the ILWU Coast Longshore Caucus delegates voted to recommend approval of the tentative agreement reached on Feb. 20, between the union and the PMA.

April 2015

Fife businesses fined for lack of safety protocol

Two Fife businesses, Smarttalent and Innovative repairs, were each cited for 19 serious violations and a total fine of $120,400 by the Department of Labor and Industries.

April 2015

Paid sick leave, minimum wage bills die in legislature

Bills that would have created a mandatory sick leave, increased the state's minimum wage to $12 per hour and equalized gender pay will all fail to move out of committee before the Wednesday cutoff for policy-only bills.

April 2015

Military-to-civilian transition extended

Federal funding has been extended to continue a jobs training program for individuals leaving military service at JBLM and heading into civilian jobs.

March 2015

State: Jobs picture stays strong

More persons had jobs and fewer claimed unemployment in February, but Washington state still had a tiny net loss of 600 jobs for the month, according today's report from Employment Security Department.

March 2015

In-migration to Wash. sets records

More new residents came to Washington state in the past 12 months than in any year before, according to driver license data from the state Department of Licensing.

March 2015
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