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UPS is tops in jobs for grads

Finding a job after college is a matter of great concern to most graduates – and their parents – and a new study of outcomes from most American universities lands one South Sound institution atop the list for Washington state.

April 2017

Next recession forecast for late 2018-19

As much of the U.S. economy is fully recovered (statistically) from the Great Recession – western Washington is leading the way – a regional forecaster sees the next much more minor slow-down coming late next year and into 2019.

April 2017

State Farm invests in youth, jobs

Pierce County's agency seeking to connect jobseekers and employment opportunities has been able to extend an online tool, thanks to a gift from State Farm.

March 2017

Unemployment rates down again

More people in Washington went to work in February than the month before, with a net increase of 6,100 jobs statewide. As a result, the jobless rate improved both in local counties and border to border.

March 2017

ST tops goals for diversity work

Women and workers of color are making strides on construction crews for regional transit projects, according to a report today.

March 2017

State AG will renew immigration fight

Washington state will continue its challenge to the new Presidential Executive Order on immigration, AG says.

March 2017

EPA funds local enviro training

Continuing a program that began with President George W. Bush's administration and continued through the Obama years, President Trump's EPA chief today funded South Sound training for pollution cleanup jobs.

February 2017

From SSBiz: Help wanted, bring hammer

Construction firms in the South Sound are finding it difficult to hire the number of skilled workers they need to respond to all the building projects coming to market.

February 2017

Kudos for TruBlue execs

Local executives are being recognized internationally by their industry association groups for leadership and accomplishments over time.

February 2017

150,000 unauthorized regional residents

As the national conversation includes possible federal government action against immigrants without proper documentation, new data analysis shows there are many in western Washington.

February 2017
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