Archive of: Human Resources

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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

Jobless benefits claims still a slog

Customer service personnel at the state's unemployment benefits agency say progress is being made to get a new online processing system working well.

January 2017

Amazon will hire 100k more by 2018

The world's largest retailer will get even bigger in the next year-and-a-half, as Amazon plans to hire 100,000 additional employees over 18 months.

January 2017

Progress in unemployment payments

The introduction of a new on-line process for claiming jobless benefits did not go smoothly, but state officials report the bugs are being worked out.

January 2017

Jobless rates mostly down in November

Thurston County bucked the larger trend toward lower unemployment in November 2016 than the same month one year earlier.

December 2016
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