Archive of: Work Force

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Optimism in latest job growth projections

According to the report, there has been a slight bump in optimism: Nonfarm employment is projected to grow an average of 1.79 percent per year between 2013 and 2023.

August 2015

Interfor gives up on Tacoma sawmill

According to a quarterly earnings report released yesterday, the Canadian company's new sawmill failed to achieve expectations as a result of "challenging lumber and log market conditions."

July 2015

Roofing contractor could face prison, fines

Peter Daniel Yeaman, who runs Southgate Roofing, is charged with unregistered contracting and doing business when his workers' compensation insurance was revoked.

July 2015

South Sound unemployment stabilizes in June

June, which is seeing a healthier seasonal job market in the service providing sector, has seen the unemployment rate stabilize.

July 2015

Council sends $12 minimum wage to ballot

On Tuesday, July 14 the Tacoma City Council passed a proposal to put a $12 minimum wage on the ballot, 7-1. Councilmember David Boe cast the lone no vote.

July 2015

Council to consider minimum wage proposal

According to the proposed ballot measure, which will be considered by the Tacoma City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday evening, the minimum wage would raise to $12 by Jan. 2018.

July 2015

South Sound jobs still growing

More persons joined the regional labor force in May, according to new data out today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a slightly larger percentage of them did find work.

July 2015

$15 Now fires back at minimum wage plans

Working Washington, a labor lobby group that has been pushing the $15 minimum wage debate in the Puget Sound region, shot back at the two proposals presented by the Tacoma Minimum Wage Task Force today.

June 2015

Council to consider two minimum wage proposals

Tacoma’s Minimum Wage Task Force has wrapped up its work and will be presenting two proposals to Tacoma City Council at tomorrow’s meeting.

June 2015

New survey shows opposition to 15 Now

Tacoma is "strongly opposed" to an immediate $15 per hour minimum wage, according to a survey released by lobbying group Northwest Grocery Association.

June 2015
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