Archive of: Work Force

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One-month loss, one-year gain in jobs

Hospitality, education and health services lost most jobs last month. Construction, retail trade and government added the most, with a net loss of 600 jobs for the state.

October 2014

State jobless rate bests U.S. in August

August's state unemployment rate is one-half percent lower than the national average, and Thurston County beats all others in the South Sound at just 5.3 percent jobless.

September 2014

Fewer $$ to regional workforce councils

Federal funds passed through the state Employment Security Department will fund programs at Workforce Central in Tacoma, Pac Mountain Workforce Development and 10 other units around the state. But each will see a reduction from what was received last year because the job market is better.

September 2014

53,000 aerospace workers in So. Carolina

The on-going story of Boeing employment growth in South Carolina is being noticed in that state, with Charleston becoming an alternative manufacturing hub for 787 Dreamliner models.

August 2014

Unemployment rates dropping

The preliminary July unemployment rates for Washington state and most South Sound counties continue to show improvement, according to this morning’s data release from Employment Security Department.

August 2014

Successful seats, military exits: 40 Under Forty

Putting a Ph.D. in psychology to work in a seating manufacturing business and helping military members find their next careers are today's two stories of "40 Under Forty."

August 2014

Tuesday discussion on womens’ pay

Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., will lead a discussion next Tuesday on the disparity between women's pay and what men generally receive. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at Fort Steilacoom campus of Pierce College.

August 2014

Activist, barrister & coach: 40 Under Forty

A former beauty pageant contestant turned political consultant, football star turned attorney and an experienced athlete now teaching next generation kids to succeed; these are today's 40 Under Forty honorees.

July 2014

Unemployment rates dropped in June

June's county-by-county unemployment rates reported today by state Employment Security Department showed a strong improvement, in part seasonal and also reflecting a stronger job market.

July 2014

TrueBlue is largest industrial staffer in U.S.

Tacoma-headquartered TrueBlue Inc. announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Seaton Corp.

June 2014
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