Archive of: Work Force

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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

‘Hands off our unions,’ members say

A large crowd of labor union members packed a legislative hearing room this week to speak against proposed "Right-to-Work" legislation being considered by the Senate.

February 2017

Legislature addresses labor this week

Committees of the state legislature are studying proposals focused on government workers this week, drawing a daily visit from union representatives.

February 2017

2016 closed with more jobs, fewer jobless

South Sound counties and the whole state finished out 2016 with more people working and fewer counted as unemployed, according to a report out today.

January 2017

‘Earn it, Keep it and Grow it’

A new program focused on helping lower income families move forward with jobs, money managing and access to services will kick off in Tacoma on Tuesday.

January 2017

Jobless benefits claims still a slog

Customer service personnel at the state's unemployment benefits agency say progress is being made to get a new online processing system working well.

January 2017

Progress in unemployment payments

The introduction of a new on-line process for claiming jobless benefits did not go smoothly, but state officials report the bugs are being worked out.

January 2017

Higher wages coming next week

Thanks to Washington voters, the lowest paid workers in the state will be earning a bit more in the new year.

December 2016
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