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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

Private sector employment up in November

Private sector employment increased by 215,000 jobs from October to November, according to a report from national business services firm ADP, in collaboration with Moody's analytics.

December 2013
BLOG: Stack Furniture moves closer to customers

BLOG: Stack Furniture moves closer to customers

While shoppers took to stores big and small around the Sound last weekend, Stack Furniture Solutions quietly opened its doors on 20th Street E. in Fife.

December 2013

Workers’ Comp rates up 2.7% for 2014

Increase of 2.7% for workers’ compensation insurance premiums next year announced today by state Department of Labor and Industries.

December 2013

Fed. shut-down brings $$ to state

The federal shutdown in October helped raise Washington state’s unemployment rate enough to reactivate nine weeks of long-term unemployment benefits that were shut off in August.

December 2013

Inaugural class of IT program to be honored

Saint Martin’s University, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Microsoft will mark the achievement of 22 service members who will have completed the inaugural Microsoft Software & Systems Academy pilot program during a private ceremony next week.

November 2013

Thurston unemployment up, but nonfarm jobs at 'magic total'

While nonfarm industry employment went up, Thurston County also saw a slight rise in unemployment from September to October, according to the latest numbers from the state's Employment Security Department.

November 2013

Pierce County unemployment up; 'a blip,' economist says

Numbers released today by the Washington state's Employment Security Department indicate that Pierce County's unemployment rate rose to 7.5 percent from September to October.

November 2013

BLOG: Small biz doesn't play Black Friday

For a number of small area businesses like South Sound Running, Black Friday is just another day. SSR's stores aren’t opening early. It’s not offering special sales and its managers aren’t bracing their stores for unusually high volumes of traffic.

November 2013
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