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Demand for hiring candidates strong

Employers continued strong trends toward finding new employees, according to data analysis released today by The Conference Board.

November 2015

Construction forecast strong into 2016

Building industry economists report agreement that their industry will continue growing activity into next year, despite some shortages in construction labor and fewer available building lots.

November 2015

Today’s Puget Sound-China activity

Visit to Puget Sound region by China's President Xi Jinping brings big orders to Boeing, talks on high-tech topics and traffic tie-ups.

September 2015

Half of private, growth firms to sell by 2018

Survey results released today suggest at least half of all high-growth, privately held companies will be sold within the next three years.

September 2015

Commercial, industrial building strong

Non-residential construction remains strong in today's report from the Census Bureau, showing its second-strongest pace since 2002. Manufacturing-related projects are leading the growth trend.

July 2015

South Sound jobs still growing

More persons joined the regional labor force in May, according to new data out today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a slightly larger percentage of them did find work.

July 2015

New federal over-time pay rules proposed

New federal wage rules proposed today would expand over-time pay to all workers earning less than $47,892 per year. We have links to the documents outlining the proposed increase in this article.

June 2015

Manufacturing earnings off in Q1 2015

Personal income earnings from manufacturing of durable goods in Washington state fell almost 3 percent to start 2015, according to new data today.

June 2015

U.S. trade balance improved in April

Fewer American consumers bought cell phones and textile goods in April, while customers in other countries continued to receive new airliners and other manufactured goods. The result was a drop in the International Trade Deficit over March.

June 2015

New president/COO hired at TrueBlue

TrueBlue, a nationwide staffing provider headquartered in Tacoma, named Patrick Beharelle to be president and COO today.

May 2015
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