Archive of: Work Force

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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

Report: 242,000 jobs added in February

The job market is growing, according to the latest U.S. employment report, with business owners hiring on 242,000 additional workers in the month of February.

March 2016

Amputated workers to receive better care through L&I, Harborview

Workers who get amputated on the job — be that arms, legs, hands or feet — will now be able to receive care at Harborview Medical Center.

February 2016

Week one of new employment standards: A little frantic

The city is taking an educational approach in the first week of Tacoma’s new employment standards, but one attorney thinks enforcement strategy could soon become more aggressive.

February 2016

Record 2015 results for TrueBlue

TrueBlue, Inc. has announced its fourth quarter and full-year 2015 results, including a record $2.7 billion in full-year revenue.

February 2016

New employment standards start today in Tacoma

Today is the day that businesses in Tacoma must start following new paid leave and minimum wage standards.

February 2016

Roofing company nets $427K fine for safety violations

The Roof Doctor Inc., of Olympia, was fined $427,000 by Washington State Department of Labor and Industries for exposing workers to fall hazards.

January 2016

South Sound sees unemployment rise slightly in December

County unemployment figures for December 2015 are in, with every South Sound county seeing a slight bump in the jobless rate.

January 2016
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