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Retail jobs open as Santa comes our way

Only 103 shopping days 'til Christmas – and merchants are beginning to wonder where they will find retail staff to serve their eager customers. Their trade association is connecting with the state jobs unit.

September 2017

Exports down, car sales up, per tax report

The monthly report of Washington state tax collections includes a snapshot of the overall economic activity. Most signs remain positive in the most recent release this week.

September 2017

Big fines to out-of-state insurers

Washington state insurance regulators issued big fines to two non-local vendors of warranties that did not have proper authorization to sell the products.

August 2017

Workers’ Comp burn patients to Harborview

After research shows that specialized care and treatment greatly improves prospects for burn victims injured on the job, Washington's workers' comp agency and UW Harborview Hospital are partnering in a new program.

August 2017

Q1 2017 retail sales up strongly

Both Tacoma and greater Pierce County showed bigger percentage gains in taxable retail sales during the first three months of 2017 than did Washington state as a whole.

August 2017

State’s jobs picture clear & strong

July saw continued jobs strength in Washington state, with more positions being created in the public sector than private sector this month.

August 2017

Other negatives in regional economy

Weaker conditions for manufacturers, slumping new- and used-car sales and continued soaring housing prices are all cited by the latest report from Washington state's official forecast office.

August 2017

Some chambers OK family leave law

Local business representatives are expressing approval of a new state law mandating paid family leave for most employees in Washington.

July 2017

‘Warriors’ shooting under the sun

Army troops and their units from JBLM are deployed to a firing range in central Washington this weekend to practice their war-fighting skills under the blazing sun.

June 2017

UPRR to invest east of Cascades

A leading rail carrier of cargo destined to and from South Sound ports announced its investment plans for the state today. The spending will all be in wheat county of Eastern Washington.

June 2017
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