Archive of: Work Force

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Unions to rally in Tacoma tomorrow

Environmental groups and labor union organizations will have a family-friendly rally in downtown Tacoma on Saturday to express their disapproval of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal pending before Congress.

June 2016

Finding, hiring quality gets tougher

A shortage of qualified candidates for available jobs is being reported by human resources managers nationwide. Manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance have the most challenging hiring tasks.

June 2016

May jobless rate lowest of 2016

There were 1,800 net more employees working in Washington in May over April, according to the month report of unemployment rates. Statewide, the jobless figure is 5.5 percent, though all South Sound areas were higher.

June 2016

Growth by the numbers

Yes, there are quite a few more residents in the Puget Sound region nowadays, and that's because there were 241,000 new jobs created in the five from 2010 to 2015.

June 2016
Olympic Panel Products closing soon with 217 layoffs

Olympic Panel Products closing soon with 217 layoffs

The long awaited news that Olympic Panel Products in Shelton would be closing down has finally come.

May 2016

South Sound unemployment inches down, except for Pierce

With the exception of Pierce County, unemployment in the South Sound saw a tick downward in April.

May 2016

Personal economic security & community

Bringing community resources and action together on behalf of poor and working families is a goal of Tuesday's all-day program to be held in Lacey.

May 2016

232,000 workers to benefit from new overtime rule

By the end of this year, hundreds of thousands more salaried workers statewide and millions more workers nationwide will qualify for overtime payment.

May 2016

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
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