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Employment trends for 2018

A growing need to hire collides with a shrinking pool of available new workers in the view of 2018 and beyond offered by this business futurist.

December 2017

Population facts to win party arguments

With a new year arriving Monday, you might be wondering how many Americans will be celebrating? Actually, the Census Bureau does not count revelers, but it does have a new projection for U.S. population.

December 2017

For 14th year in a row, Absher gives back with Holiday Lights

Absher Construction Company continued its annual holiday tradition on giving back with its 14th annual holiday lights event, when the firm’s employees packed and delivered 600 meals to local families.

December 2017

Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber reaching out after fire

A blaze at a Milton senior living complex has the Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber of Commerce reaching out to local businesses for help.

December 2017

Tacoma Arts Commission funds 19 projects

The Tacoma Arts Commission recently awarded $50,000 in Arts Projects funding to 19 Tacoma organizations in support of 2018 public outreach projects in various artistic fields.

December 2017

Charlie's Safari reopens at new location

Party and entertainment facility Charlie’s Safari, which closed spring of last year, is back with a new location in Hawks Prairie Village Mall.

December 2017

South Sound counties see slight jobless rate increases

Washington state’s Employment Security Department has released November county unemployment statistics (not seasonally adjusted), with the South Sound seeing jobless rates up in four counties.

December 2017

Taking the ‘long-term view’ of sales

With this slight pause in the normal frenetic pace of business between two major holidays, perhaps you have time to learn. And 'selling' is a key part of every enterprise, whether a private sector business or non-profit organization.

December 2017

Min. wages going up next week

With at most just one more pay day in 2017, most employers need to be finalizing compliance with higher minimum wages and mandatory sick leave provisions that take effect on January 1st.

December 2017

Housing demand seasonally softer

Somewhat tired from too few homes being offered, prospective home buyers took somewhat of a break last month, perhaps focusing on family holiday activities and other seasonal distractions.

December 2017
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