Archive of: Human Resources

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Consumer prices steady, earnings flat

Moderating price increases matched fairly flat gains in real personal earnings over the past two months, according to data reported today for the metro-Puget Sound consumer marketplace.

September 2017

More job seekers drive rate up a tick

More available workers in the labor pool are responsible for the one-tenth percent nudge upward in Washington state's unemployment rate for August.

September 2017

Retail jobs open as Santa comes our way

Only 103 shopping days 'til Christmas – and merchants are beginning to wonder where they will find retail staff to serve their eager customers. Their trade association is connecting with the state jobs unit.

September 2017

Orion still soars with Boeing, others

Beyond its well-established quality service provider to Boeing for precision wiring and other component parts, Orion Industries in Auburn is now gathering nationwide clients for its call center and help desk lines of business.

August 2017

Big jump in Pierce workforce

Almost 9,000 local residents gained jobs last month, according to this week's statistical release from federal employment data. That number also matched the increase in Pierce County workforce in July, suggesting there is a link.

August 2017
Top Place to Work: Absher Construction

Top Place to Work: Absher Construction

For some 75 years, one Puyallup construction company has been building the community, while erecting structures. That seems to be part of a corporate DNA that attracts employees to this Top Place to Work.

August 2017
Top Place to Work: KMB architects

Top Place to Work: KMB architects

A well-developed plan for bringing new talent into a 30-year-old architectural firm through school partnership, a strong mentorship program and established succession plan are all factors in honoring this mid-sized Top Place to Work in the South Sound for 2017.

August 2017

Workers’ Comp burn patients to Harborview

After research shows that specialized care and treatment greatly improves prospects for burn victims injured on the job, Washington's workers' comp agency and UW Harborview Hospital are partnering in a new program.

August 2017

Top Place to Work: Better Business Bureau

In evaluating quality of a workplace culture and how "in sync" staff members are with managers, it works to ask employees. At BBB-Northwest, their comments were as extraordinarily effusive as are the structural programs to support team members.

August 2017
Puyallup Dental named a ‘Top Place to Work’

Puyallup Dental named a ‘Top Place to Work’

The results of 2017 South Sound 'Top Places to Work' are being revealed this week through Facebook-Live events. A Puyallup dentist and his support staff earned honors in the Integrity and Solidarity categories.

August 2017
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