Archive of: Work Force

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State unemployment unchanged

The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate didn't budge in February, staying unchanged from January's 6.4 percent, according to economists with the state's Employment Security Department.

March 2014

Jobs up in largest U.S. counties, including Pierce, Thurston

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment increased from September 2012 to September 2013 in 286 of the 334 largest U.S. counties, including a pair in the South Sound.

March 2014

From BE: Is building in Olympia easier now?

In today’s bi-weekly Business Examiner edition, editor Arnie Aurellano checks with contractors and their customers, plus officials at City Hall to learn whether “Building in Olympia is an easier option now” as some have suggested.

March 2014

'Top Places to Work' in video

As 26 South Sound employers make plans to attend the 2014 Top Places to Work awards night, a number of them have accepted the invitation to provide their own video statement.

March 2014

Pierce unemployment rate up slightly

Pierce County's jobless rate saw a small uptick in the month of January, per new date from the Washington Employment Security Department.

March 2014

Updated ‘Workers’ Rights’ manual is free

A comprehensive collection of federal, state and local employment laws and rules, “Workers’ Rights Manual” has been updated by the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center.

March 2014

ESD: State has recouped recession job losses

Washington now has more jobs than before the start of the Great Recession, according to economists with the state's Employment Security Department.

March 2014

Women in business leadership

Saint Martin’s University has a lecture series around Women in Leadership with monthly sessions beginning tomorrow (Tuesday) evening.

February 2014

New Biz start-ups at 5-year high

The percentage of former managers and executives starting their own business rose in 2013 to its highest level since the end of the recession, according to a new survey.

February 2014

Builders encouraged, uncertain for future

Non-residential construction gained 21,000 jobs last month, a significant rebound from the loss of 14,000 reported in December.

February 2014
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