Archive of: Human Resources

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WA leads the rest in Personal Income gains

Vesting stock options for Washington-based information technology employees helped the state lead the nation in third-quarter gains in Personal Income, according to a new federal analysis.

December 2017

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

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
More jobs, more workers = stable jobless rate

More jobs, more workers = stable jobless rate

A growing supply of available workers is keeping Washington's unemployment rate from falling further, below its historic position.

December 2017

Paid sick leave model policies

Even as their workforce may be heading into holiday slowdown mode, employers and their human resources personnel are making changes to paid sick leave policies.

December 2017

Learn about new Tacoma ’sick leave’ rules

Companies and organizations that have paid staff within Tacoma will have new employee mandates to follow come January 1st. The city is holding information meetings this month to share the rules.

December 2017

L&I charges dropping in 2018

As predicted last September, 2018 workers' compensation insurance rates will go down a bit in the new year. The state agency that manages the insurance plan announced today an average 2.5 percent reduction starting January 1, 2018.

November 2017

L&I sending new required posters

Newly required sick leave provisions for most employment agreements in Washington are highlighted in new posters being distributed to worksites in the state by L&I.

November 2017

‘Corporate Champion’ on gender: TrueBlue

From Tacoma, Washington, to downtown New York City, local company TrueBlue was recognized today for its active inclusion of women in corporate governance.

November 2017
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