Archive of: Lewis County, Mason County, Thurston County

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New leader for United Way-Thurston

Crossing the U.S. diagonally, the next executive director for Thurston County's community safety net organization is relocating from Florida to the South Sound.

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

Exports down, car sales up, per tax report

The monthly report of Washington state tax collections includes a snapshot of the overall economic activity. Most signs remain positive in the most recent release this week.

September 2017

Residential market slower, still strong

Residential real estate sales in August slowed a bit, which brokers attribute to seasonality, rather than market forces. Overall, most analysts foresee a rebound in September and October, before the normal autumn slump arrives.

September 2017

Olympia contractor adds to next generation

A leading builder of educational projects has added two new executives and shareholders to its roster, as the family business advances toward new projects.

August 2017

Unemployment numbers still good

July was another month in generally good unemployment reports, according to data released by federal and state statisticians.

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

Deadline approaches for state honor

Only one week remains to suggest a business or organization in Washington to be recognized for its contributions to the community. The statewide program comes from the Secretary of State office.

August 2017

Workers on Belfair project underpaid

A Tacoma builder is being held by state authorities to pay back wages to construction workers on a 2015 project in Belfair. Six former employees should each receive around $25,000 for the company's failure to pay prevailing wages.

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
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