Archive of: Human Resources

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Dollar Tree store gets $145k safety fine

Repeated, willful violations of state worker safety rules brought a proposed $145,200 fine to a South Sound retail chain, after inspections at its Chehalis and Aberdeen stores.

November 2016

Election result & Tacoma minimum wage

The state's minimum wage raise and requirement for paid leave to all employees that was approved by voters yesterday will almost match rules in City of Tacoma. But the most generous of any in conflict will apply.

November 2016

Labor demand rebounded in October

Bouncing back from a negative trend in September, the number of online-advertised job openings was higher in October, according to data compiled nationally.

November 2016

From SSBiz: Payroll changes coming next month

Changes to federal wage-hour rules mean many formerly salaried employees will become time-clock, hourly workers on December 1st. Their employers need to talk about this with them, so the change is not traumatic.

November 2016

City offers employees Tacoma wage info

As a new calendar year approaches, workplace rules enforcers at City of Tacoma have published new posters reflecting an $11.15 per hour minimum wage that takes effect January 1st.

October 2016

Looking to hire 200 in downtown Tacoma

One of the larger employers in downtown Tacoma is looking to hire another 200 entry level workers at a career fair today.

October 2016

TrueBlue has higher Q3 sales, earnings

An international staffing provider headquartered in Tacoma reported improved revenues and earnings today for the three months ended Sept. 30th.

October 2016

More available workers & jobs

Attracted by the strong regional economy, Washington's available workforce continues to add people looking for work. Fortunately, the growth in news jobs is keeping pace, measured from one year ago.

October 2016

Jobless rate falling, jobs growing

Additional new jobs created in government and the private sector helped to lower the Evergreen State's unemployment rate last month.

October 2016

Orion receives Globe Award

A jobs training program for persons with barriers to employment is one of Boeing's top local part suppliers, and Orion Industries is also the winner of 2016 Globe Award from local advocates for international trade.

October 2016
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