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State will recognize Pierce Co. for vets

State workforce officials are recognizing Hire-A-Vet efforts by Pierce County government at a special ceremony on Tuesday.

November 2017

Revenues, earnings down at TrueBlue

Business is tough on staffing firms, when so much of the available workforce already has a job. South Sound-based TrueBlue is reporting a drop in sales and earnings for third quarter.

October 2017

Jobless rates head downward

More hiring in government jobs helped push the unemployment rate for September lower in most South Sound communities.

October 2017

Tacoma minimum wage goes higher

Employers within City of Tacoma should plan for another minimum wage increase effective with the start of the new year.

October 2017

New sick leave rules, state min. wage

Employers planning their 2018 budgets should check into newly required mandatory sick leave provisions, as well as an increase in the state minimum wage.

October 2017

40/40: ‘Recession grads’ find ways to revive

When a person graduates college to enter the workforce can have some impact of their early success. Today's "40 Under Forty" profiles feature some who had the misfortunate timing to land in a recessionary job market.

October 2017

40/40: Educating business & growing community

One of today's highlighted "40 Under Forty" honorees has grown her professional focus from teaching teens to helping adults learn new skills. The other has been literally growing his community for half of his young life.

September 2017
40 Under Forty reaches 600 in 2017

40 Under Forty reaches 600 in 2017

Business owners and executives, entrepreneurs, bankers, attorneys, architects, non-profit leaders, pastors and managers of key government operations are all included on the 2017 "40 Under Forty" list of honorees announced today.

September 2017

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
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