Archive of: Mason County

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Unemployed rates keep falling

Unemployed rates keep falling

New jobs are being created at a faster pace than the South Sound workforce is growing, leading to lower April jobless rates that in any month for almost a decade.

May 2017

No government work for ‘wage cheats’

State and local government contracts are no longer available to any company that's been found guilty of wage theft, under a new law signed today at the state capital.

May 2017

New data to study for biz planning

New statistical data released by the federal government today contains detail down to the County level, if you are a numeric wizard or diligent follower of obtuse instructions.

April 2017

Home sales ‘red hot,’ sellers notice

With the arrival of spring, residential real estate activity in the South Sound continues setting records with higher prices and more new listings, though not near enough to satisfy the buyer demand.

April 2017

What if you lost all your data?

Analysts have calculated that 60 million computers will fail this year and 200,000 smartphones are lost or stolen each year. If you suffer one of these catastrophes, what will be the cost to your business? Unless you have 3-2-1 backup protection.

March 2017

From SSBiz: Waiting on 'Affordable Care'

Arguments being made in the halls of Congress over partisan plans to replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) have real impacts on employers, families and health care providers here in the South Sound.

March 2017

Paid sick leave rules developing

Election results decided that all workers in Washington are entitled to get paid sick leave, but it is up to the rule-making process at state Dept. of Labor & Industries to translate that mandate into specifics the employers can put in place.

February 2017

Snow reduces business significantly

Mother Nature perhaps needed an extra day to recover from Sunday's spectacular Super Bowl over-time finish, so she dished up a hefty dose of winter weather today.

February 2017

2016 closed with more jobs, fewer jobless

South Sound counties and the whole state finished out 2016 with more people working and fewer counted as unemployed, according to a report out today.

January 2017

Chamber recognizes leaders

Local business and community leaders in greater Shelton recognized special examples of volunteerism and engagement at the Chamber's annual meeting.

January 2017
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