Archive of: Human Resources

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Three construction unions return to group

A number of labor organizations in construction-related fields are coming back together to present a unified statewide voice for union works in the community and industry marketplace.

July 2016

People on the Move

A snapshot view of recently announced personnel actions at companies and organizations located in the South Sound marketplace.

July 2016

$13.50/hr & sick leave petitions today

It appears Washington voters will be facing a November ballot measure that promises to raise the state's minimum wage and require employers to provide paid sick leave.

July 2016

State WorkSource joins Monster

State employment services is partnering with Monster.com for a new Washington-centered online jobs listing website that accepts unlimited postings free from employers.

July 2016

Nat’l award to Tacoma proprietor

Small business owner in Tacoma receives a national recognition for his work to arrive at a compromise raise to Tacoma's minimum wage.

June 2016

Nurses to picket Tacoma General

With contract negotiations nearing, nurses employed by Tacoma General Hospital are taking their positions to the streets next week, to build community support in their battle for higher pay and more jobs.

June 2016

State employee negotiations begin

As contract negotiations begin preliminary rounds today and tomorrow near the state capital, union advocates are engaging their members to raise awareness of their calls for pay raises.

June 2016

Finding, hiring quality gets tougher

A shortage of qualified candidates for available jobs is being reported by human resources managers nationwide. Manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance have the most challenging hiring tasks.

June 2016

May jobless rate lowest of 2016

There were 1,800 net more employees working in Washington in May over April, according to the month report of unemployment rates. Statewide, the jobless figure is 5.5 percent, though all South Sound areas were higher.

June 2016

Unions claim victory at Green River CC

Union proclaims victory, pledges cooperation, after the resignation of Green River Community College president.

June 2016
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