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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

Activist, barrister & coach: 40 Under Forty

A former beauty pageant contestant turned political consultant, football star turned attorney and an experienced athlete now teaching next generation kids to succeed; these are today's 40 Under Forty honorees.

July 2014

Unemployment rates dropped in June

June's county-by-county unemployment rates reported today by state Employment Security Department showed a strong improvement, in part seasonal and also reflecting a stronger job market.

July 2014

TrueBlue is largest industrial staffer in U.S.

Tacoma-headquartered TrueBlue Inc. announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Seaton Corp.

June 2014

Survey shows more jobs, more hiring

A survey of Washington employers shows both hiring and job vacancies increased between fall 2012 and fall 2013 – and employers say it’s taking a lot longer to fill the openings. More than half of the state’s job vacancies were in urban areas of Western Washington.

June 2014

Teenagers finding summer jobs

May saw the largest number of new jobs filled by teenagers in eight years, according to an analysis by a global personnel consultancy.

June 2014

No discrimination allowed on benefits

Three of the state's foremost enforcement officers made plain in a letter to employers today: Discrimination is not allowed for employee benefits offered to same-sex spouses.

June 2014

Workplace injuries, work-focused care givers

Injured workers in Washington state can now choose from more than 20,000 health-care providers in the Department of Labor & Industries’ (L&I) medical network.

May 2014
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