Archive of: Human Resources

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State Farm invests in youth, jobs

Pierce County's agency seeking to connect jobseekers and employment opportunities has been able to extend an online tool, thanks to a gift from State Farm.

March 2017

Unemployment rates down again

More people in Washington went to work in February than the month before, with a net increase of 6,100 jobs statewide. As a result, the jobless rate improved both in local counties and border to border.

March 2017

Is your workplace stressed?

Employers are beginning to view yoga and meditation as means to help their workforce be less stressed and more productive, even more so when those methods can be brought directly to the workplace.

March 2017

ST tops goals for diversity work

Women and workers of color are making strides on construction crews for regional transit projects, according to a report today.

March 2017

From SSBiz: Help wanted, bring hammer

Construction firms in the South Sound are finding it difficult to hire the number of skilled workers they need to respond to all the building projects coming to market.

February 2017

Kudos for TruBlue execs

Local executives are being recognized internationally by their industry association groups for leadership and accomplishments over time.

February 2017

NFIB seeks to kill I-1433 ‘sick leave’

Small business representatives, retailers and some farm industry organizations are challenging the state mandate for all employers to pay sick leave starting Jan. 1, 2018.

February 2017

Paid sick leave rules developing

Election results decided that all workers in Washington are entitled to get paid sick leave, but it is up to the rule-making process at state Dept. of Labor & Industries to translate that mandate into specifics the employers can put in place.

February 2017

‘Hands off our unions,’ members say

A large crowd of labor union members packed a legislative hearing room this week to speak against proposed "Right-to-Work" legislation being considered by the Senate.

February 2017

2016 closed with more jobs, fewer jobless

South Sound counties and the whole state finished out 2016 with more people working and fewer counted as unemployed, according to a report out today.

January 2017
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