Archive of: Work Force

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Hiring tax credits set record in 2013

Employers in Washington collected a record $82 million in federal tax credits last year for their efforts to hire certain hard-to-place job seekers.

January 2014

Union membership growing in Wash.

Washington state posted a strong increase of union membership increasing by 33,000 members among 106,000 total jobs added in 2013, according to data from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

January 2014

Workforce Central CEO retained on panel

Linda Nguyen, CEO for Tacoma’s WorkForce Central, has been re-appointed to the board of trustees for US Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council.

January 2014
TrueBlue has Seattle CEO of the Year

TrueBlue has Seattle CEO of the Year

Steve Cooper, chief executive officer of TrueBlue in Tacoma, was honored with Seattle Business Magazine's CEO of the Year award at the publication's 2014 Executive Excellence Awards Gala last night.

January 2014

US jobs growth weaker, local better

Today’s release of December jobs growth data by the U.S. Labor Department was disappointing, as employers reported hiring the fewest one-month number of workers in some three years.

January 2014

November jobless, little changed

County unemployment rates and jobs data came out this morning from the Employment Security Department, and there isn’t much change in the non-seasonally adjusted data for the more populous South Sound communities.

December 2013

Roughly 4.6K in South Sound could lose unemployment

Roughly 25,000 jobless workers in Washington — including more than 4,600 from South Sound counties — will be shut off of unemployment benefits when the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program ends on Saturday, Dec. 28.

December 2013

Few hikes in unemployment tax rates

Most of Washington employers will have lower or stable unemployment tax rates in 2014 compared to 2013, according to the state’s Employment Security Department.

December 2013

December hiring surge unlikely

After getting off to its strongest start in 14 years, the pace of holiday hiring in November slipped below last year’s level, suggesting that retailers may be reining in expectations for a bountiful Christmas selling season.

December 2013

Centralia College studies diesel degree

The needs assessment study for a proposed Bachelor's of Applied Science in Diesel at Centralia College received endorsement to proceed from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges this week.

December 2013
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