Archive of: Human Resources

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‘He definitely hires vets’

State employment agencies will be recognizing a Tacoma firm this week, whose workforce is 89 percent comprised of military veterans.

April 2017

Why?’ is the most important question

This long-time controller/CFO has added HR responsibilities since joining Association of Washington Business some 3+ years ago. And the assignment fits well, as he understands that People are the most important factor to any organization's success.

April 2017

Fake L&I claims bring jail

Five years after an on-the-job injury claim from a construction accident, an Auburn man received a jail sentence this week, and was ordered to repay worker's compensation payments he collected.

April 2017

More jobs coming: Why all in Seattle?

Pierce County added 9,400 new jobs in 2016, but local proponents wonder why it wasn't more, when 63,000 new hires came to the overall Puget Sound region. One of every 6 jobs lands in downtown Seattle, South lake Union or Paine Field, Everett.

April 2017

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
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