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Costumes in your workplace?

Halloween can be more trick than treat for employers. A survey by Vault.com found that 37 percent of employees celebrate with co-workers and 27 percent dress in costume.

October 2013
BLOG: More employees telecommuting

BLOG: More employees telecommuting

Telecommuting isn’t a fad and it isn’t going away. Eighty percent of human resource executives surveyed by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. earlier this year said their companies currently offer some form of telecommuting option to employees. At SiteCrafting, it’s been a part of business since business began.

October 2013

"Operation: Goodjobs" gets Wounded Warriors funds

The Wounded Warrior Project, a veterans service nonprofit dedicated to offering services for wounded veterans, has awarded $49,313 to Tacoma Goodwill's "Operation: GoodJobs" program.

October 2013

Tacoma area had 5,000 more Aug. jobs

Economic data released today by Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, shows the growth of 5,000 jobs in metropolitan Tacoma over one year ending August 2013.

October 2013

WorkForce office not yet fully restored

Now that Congress and the President have ended the government shutdown, WorkForce Central is taking a cautious approach to ramping back up to full staffing.

October 2013

Best 100 Places to Live includes Tacoma

Tacoma has been named one of the Top Best 100 Places to Live by Livability.com.

October 2013
Women get a lesson in negotiating

Women get a lesson in negotiating

Whether it’s negotiating a business deal with a client or bedtime with your teenager, collaboration is key. This was the message delivered by Karen Hough between laughs and lunch at KeyBank’s annual Key4Women Forum at Hotel Murano this afternoon.

October 2013
Who needs a dress code?

Who needs a dress code?

With the exception of the City of Tacoma and Newsweek, we seem to be beyond the age of dress codes. Earlier this week, a Newsweek employee leaked the company’s new dress code and Tacoma City Manager T.C. Broadnax introduced the idea of a dress code for city employees at a City Council meeting last month.

October 2013

Govt. shutdown cuts local office hours

Workforce Central (WFC) announced today that the Tacoma organization will reduce staff hours due to the federal government shutdown.

October 2013

Gov. shutdown closes Mt. Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park remains closed due the federal government shutdown caused by the lapse in appropriations. With the exception of thru traffic on State Routes 410 and 123, the park in its entirety is closed. Staffing during the closure is not adequate to accommodate normal public access, use or services, or to respond to visitor emergencies.

October 2013
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