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State unemployment stays steady at 5.8 percent

For the fifth month in a row, Washington is flatlining on unemployment at 5.8 percent, despite adding 11,200 jobs in April.

May 2016

Event to address challenges facing female veterans

An event later this week hopes to address the challenges of women transitioning out of military service.

May 2016
Goodwill expanding job training, rolling out new store format

Goodwill expanding job training, rolling out new store format

At the annual Goodwill Ready To Work Luncheon, Terry Hayes, CEO of Goodwill Olympics and Rainier Region, conceded that the nation has pulled out of the recession, but challenges lay ahead for key demographics.

May 2016

New head of Workforce Development at Goodwill

Dan Fey will be the new Senior Vice President of Workforce Development at Goodwill of Olympics and Rainier Region.

April 2016

Sales, profits up for TrueBlue

Demand for temporary labor and related services by small to medium-sized companies remained stronger over the first three months of 2016, but larger employers are called "sluggish" in the TrueBlue quarterly earnings report.

April 2016

March unemployment rates drop

A slowly improving jobs market in the South Sound and the rest of Washington is reflected in March unemployment data released today.

April 2016

United Way to launch two 'Centers for Strong Families'

United Way is on track to open up two Centers for Strong Families this summer — one will be operated through Sound Outreach in Hilltop and the other will be in the Goodwill Milgard Work Opportunity Center.

April 2016

Construction jobs growing

Better weather and continued strong local demand had more persons working in construction last month in Washington state than a year ago.

March 2016

Top Places to Work nominees, where’s yours?

A couple more weeks remain to nominate companies and non-profit or government organizations for Top Places to Work recognition, joining 17 current nominees.

March 2016

New hires of note

Several businesses announced new hires this week, including Bank of the West, Frost & Company, Architects Rasmussen Triebelhorn and the City of Gig Harbor.

March 2016
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