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Revenues, earnings down at TrueBlue

Business is tough on staffing firms, when so much of the available workforce already has a job. South Sound-based TrueBlue is reporting a drop in sales and earnings for third quarter.

October 2017

Big jump in Commencement Bank earnings

Positive effects from a merger with a former Olympia bank is one of the reasons for a big increase in net earnings last quarter at Tacoma's Commencement Bank.

October 2017

Jobless rates head downward

More hiring in government jobs helped push the unemployment rate for September lower in most South Sound communities.

October 2017

Federal $$ for South Sound DV programs

Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Mason and Pierce counties should benefit from grants from the federal government announced recently.

October 2017

Tacoma minimum wage goes higher

Employers within City of Tacoma should plan for another minimum wage increase effective with the start of the new year.

October 2017

State tax breaks may help land HQ2

While state lawmakers and even the governor did not make any special provisions to entice Amazon to build its second headquarters in Washington, there are some existing benefits that might apply.

October 2017
South Sound proposal goes to Amazon

South Sound proposal goes to Amazon

Seattle-based Amazon invited hundreds of other communities in early September to make their case for a second corporate headquarters, promising a $5 billion construction budget and 50,000 new jobs.

October 2017

Weyerhaeuser steps ‘out of woods’ – again

Seattle-based wood products firm Weyerhaeuser today announced the sale of 100,000 acres of timberlands in the southeastern U.S. to an investment group that includes Green Diamond.

October 2017
40/40: Large crowd salutes 2017 class

40/40: Large crowd salutes 2017 class

For the 15th consecutive year, Business Examiner Media has recognized 40 young leaders from the South Sound as "40 Under Forty" recipients.

October 2017

Russell’s Threshold Group joins Tiedemann

An investment advisory firm founded by Tacoma-Gig Harbor's Russell family today announced that it will become part of a much larger New York firm to focus on "impact investing."

October 2017
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