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Report: Washington adds jobs monthly, annually

According to the latest numbers from the Employment Security Department, Washington added 68,000 new jobs from Dec. 2014 to Dec. 2015 on a non-seasonally adjusted basis.

January 2016

Mandatory set-asides ‘concern’ contractors

Companies equipped to fulfill the heaviest construction needs for Washington state are questioning proposed set-aside goals for small business, minority and women-owned, and veteran-owned subcontractors.

January 2016
New artist live-work space coming to Tacoma's Eastside

New artist live-work space coming to Tacoma's Eastside

Soon, the Eastside of Tacoma will play host to the city’s first live-work space targeted specifically toward artists. It will be called The Station Artist Lofts.

January 2016

Boeing, SPEEA reach tentative deal

The proposed contract would make extra provisions to address the possibility of employees getting laid off due to work moving out of state.

January 2016

Inslee: Raise minimum wage, fund mental health, close tax breaks

During the State of the State speech, Gov. Jay Inslee celebrated a recovering economy and put forth several proposals that could impact businesses.

January 2016

New initiative calls for statewide $13.50 minimum wage

Today, a citizen coalition called “Raise Up Washington” filed an initiative proposal at the Office of Secretary of State, calling for a $13.50 minimum wage over four years and expanded paid sick leave.

January 2016

TrueBlue continues RPO growth with new acquisition

TrueBlue has acquired the recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) business of Aon Hewitt, a human capital and management consulting services headquartered in Illinois.

January 2016

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
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