Archive of: Human Resources

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Personal income trend in Q3

Measuring yearly gains in Personal Income for Washingtonians brings encouraging results, according to federal statistics released today.

December 2016

More jobs in Nov. bring lower jobless rate

The November unemployment rate in Washington hit the lowest point since June 2008 -- before the Great Recession started.

December 2016

Former military personnel in demand

A great resource to the region is quality potential employees as they complete their military service and leave their uniforms behind at Joint Base Lewis McChord.

December 2016

State clarifies minimum wage rising in 2017

Washington state's wage-hour enforcement agency today reiterated that all adult workers must receive at least $11 per hour beginning January 1st. Mandatory sick leave does not take effect until the following year.

December 2016

‘Day of Disruption’ in South Sound

Labor union advocates created a picket line and attention-getting demonstration this afternoon at St. Martin University, supporting faculty efforts to gain collective bargaining representation.

November 2016

More construction workers on-the-job

More new building projects in the South Sound and Seattle market mean a shrinking pool of unemployed construction workers, according to analysis released today by a trade group.

November 2016

Some clarity on ‘exempt’ court ruling

That rule to extend over-time to your lowest paid employees: Never mind, at least for now, after a federal judge in Texas decided the federal mandate was outside the authority of U.S. Department of Labor.

November 2016

A deeper look at October jobs data

Take another look at October employment statistics from the state; they show jobs still growing and unemployment is shrinking.

November 2016

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
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