Archive of: Lakewood

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How to classify military base jobs?

As part of planning process for the South Sound and region into the year 2040, policy analysts and elected officials are looking into how to count the vast military-related employment impacts.

May 2017

Federal inspectors back at Western State

A survey team from the federal government has returned to Lakewood for a re-survey of operations and conditions at Western State Hospital. A visit last year resulted in a plan to make significant improvements or lose federal funding.

May 2017

Pierce jobs report for March is stellar

Even before the traditional 'Spring' has sprung job-wise, greater Tacoma's employment picture continues to brighten. There are almost 9,000 more locals working this year, compared to the first quarter of 2016.

April 2017

More new homes join inventory

Homebuilders in several areas of the South Sound are beginning to add completed projects to the starved market of residential real estate. This should help more frustrated home buyers find their new castle, maybe without competing bids.

April 2017

‘Be flexible, not caught up with small details’

After just two years with the large South Sound non-profit, this finalist for 2017 Financial Executive of the Year was promoted to chief financial officer. More than six years later, she's become a trainer for YMCA staff across the country.

April 2017
High school apprenticeships open

High school apprenticeships open

Employers in advanced manufacturing and machine shop fields are working with apprenticeship programs to find new and future hires, while they are still in high school.

April 2017

Car wash empire expanding

One smaller family-operated car wash group in the South Sound is moving into a larger chain, still locally owned by a family.

April 2017

South Sound wins in state capital budget

It's only one-third of the way to a finish line, but a state capital spending plan that passed the Senate unanimously on Thursday does include a number of projects in the South Sound.

March 2017

Continued growth for Community Health Care

The annual fundraising comedy luncheon for Tacoma's Community Health Care heard about an 8 percent growth in patients through 2016 over the prior year, thanks to expanding services and facilities.

March 2017

New doc at Western state

State's largest state-operated psychiatric hospital is adding a new physician with strong military experience to manage its East Campus.

March 2017
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