Archive of: Work Force

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November unemployment up; jobs, too

November's unemployment rate rose statewide and in each of the South Sound's four counties. More jobs were created and filled, but the ranks of available workers also increased in the month.

December 2014

Construction to start on Frederickson sawmill complex

Sierra Pacific Industries, a forest products company based in Anderson, Calif., announced that they will immediately begin construction of a sawmill in Frederickson.

December 2014

Hollywood star comes to JBLM, Lakewood

Efforts to connect military members with advanced manufacturing jobs following their time in the service will be the topic of a meeting tomorrow in Lakewood that includes Hollywood actor Gary Sinise, vocal spokesman for the concept.

December 2014

From BE: New racetrack potential, holiday shopping & private jobs in capital

Today's new Business Examiner edition includes an in-depth look at future development potential surrounding Kent's Pacific Raceways, an early look at holiday shopping and surprising new data showing private sector jobs out-number government ones in the state capital.

December 2014

'Want a message with those fries?'

Low-income community and labor organizers will be protesting at a number of South Sound fast food locations and the state capital in support of raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

December 2014

‘Games’ generate 76,200 jobs, $36.3B in state

Development and publishing of interactive games are related media supports more than 76,000 jobs in Washington and created $36.3 billion in annual economic activity, according to a new report that studied the industry.

November 2014

‘Gulf War’ vets have more full-time jobs

On this Veterans Day, the Census Bureau released a report that shows veterans of America's two Gulf Wars are more likely than non-veterans to be employed full-time in year-round jobs. That holds true for both women and men vets.

November 2014

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
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