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South Sound grads go forth to the world

Higher education institutions in Washington state continue to lead most others in the numbers of Peace Corps volunteers accepted by the government program to assist less developed countries.

February 2016

Retail seasonal hiring down, despite better business

While October saw a record number of new workers, November’s hiring dropped to a four-year low at the nation’s retailers, according to an employment data analysis.

December 2015

Mid-East to buy 3,180 airliners over 20 years

The Boeing Company today forecast that there will be more than three thousand new airliners sold to operators in the Middle East by 2036, and it is anticipating competing for the $730 billion in sales.

November 2015

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
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