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AWB president touts Manufacturing Week

In an op-ed, Kris Johnson, president of the Association of Washington Business, champions manufacturing jobs, saying that "(t)hey are attractive jobs that we – employers, schools, families and elected officials – must collectively work to promote."

August 2017

Bates administrator attends Harvard

A senior leader at Tacoma's Bates Technical College was invited to a special two-week program at Harvard University to study the newest ideas for educational leadership.

August 2017

Olympia contractor adds to next generation

A leading builder of educational projects has added two new executives and shareholders to its roster, as the family business advances toward new projects.

August 2017

Students heading for PLU face uncertainty

Up to 31 faculty positions at Pacific Lutheran University have been identified for possible reductions and some academic programs may be discontinued under recommendations of a faculty committee released today.

August 2017

Orion still soars with Boeing, others

Beyond its well-established quality service provider to Boeing for precision wiring and other component parts, Orion Industries in Auburn is now gathering nationwide clients for its call center and help desk lines of business.

August 2017

Whole Foods to become Amazon on Monday

The South Sound's only Whole Foods grocery is promising lower prices after next Monday's take-over by Amazon is completed.

August 2017

Link, Sounder boardings up over 2016

More South Sound residents are regularly riding Sounder rail trips heading north, and there is an increased traffic on downtown's Tacoma Link, too. Most of the light rail gain is attributed to concert traffic to and from Tacoma Dome.

August 2017

Big jump in Pierce workforce

Almost 9,000 local residents gained jobs last month, according to this week's statistical release from federal employment data. That number also matched the increase in Pierce County workforce in July, suggesting there is a link.

August 2017

Tacoma insurance fraud suspect arrested

Insurance companies are required by state law to refer suspected cases of false claims to government regulators, and that's what precipitated the arrest of a "Most Wanted" suspect in Tacoma today.

August 2017
Top Place to Work: Absher Construction

Top Place to Work: Absher Construction

For some 75 years, one Puyallup construction company has been building the community, while erecting structures. That seems to be part of a corporate DNA that attracts employees to this Top Place to Work.

August 2017
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