Archive of: Work Force

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Study: 3 in 5 employees working final week of year

According to a new survey by Calif.-based staffing firm Robert Half, fifty-nine percent of workers will work at least part of the week of Dec. 28.

December 2015

Jobs service leaving Lakewood

With falling unemployment rates, some state services for jobless persons are being consolidated in Pierce County.

December 2015

Retail seasonal hiring down, despite better business

While October saw a record number of new workers, November’s hiring dropped to a four-year low at the nation’s retailers, according to an employment data analysis.

December 2015

TrueBlue acquires Atlanta-based staffing company

TrueBlue announced that it has acquired SIMOS Insourcing Solutions, which provides on-premise staffing solutions for several Fortune 500 companies.

December 2015

Emerald Services settles fines following toxic spills

Tacoma-based Emerald Services, which had contended fines from the Washington Department of Ecology earlier in the year, has settled two penalties totaling $167,000.

November 2015

Tacoma Chamber CEO recognized for leadership on minimum wage

This week, the Washington Restaurant Association honored Tom Pierson with the WRA 2015 Partnership Award, for his chamber's efforts to enact a $12 phase-in minimum wage.

November 2015

Private sector drives job growth in October

Washington saw a gain of 6,900 jobs in October, according to the latest data from the state's Employment Security Department.

November 2015

15 Now concedes defeat, but also claims victory

While proponents of the campaign didn't get everything they wanted, they said the minimum wage wouldn't have been raised at all if it weren't for their efforts.

November 2015

Celebrate Vets’ Small Business Week

This is national Veterans Small Business Week and local observances will recognize and encourage entrepreneurship as an avenue for service members turning in uniforms for civilian careers.

November 2015

Washington Restaurant Association reverses stance on minimum wage

The Washington Restaurant Association now supports a statewide minimum wage increase — after opposing it earlier this year.

October 2015
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