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  • 2014 Farm work group

    2014 Farm work group

    This group was formed by the 2014 state Legislature to find mutual points of interest in the ag community and administrative solutions to agricultural issues. It's goals are to:

    Educate on regulation, business practices and other ag-labor issues in Washington

    Identify labor-related issues like housing, workplace standards and labor supply

    Foster positive communication among stakeholders in the agricultural industry

    Previous meetings

    June 5, 2014Meeting …

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  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

    Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

    The WOTC is a tax incentive for employers to hire certain hard-to-place job seekers. The goal is to help these individuals become economically self-sufficient and to reward employers who give them a chance.

    Employers can reduce their federal business taxes by anywhere from $2,400 to $9,600 per eligible employee. The amount employers get is based on:

    The employee's target group

    Wages earned and hours worked by the employee

    Employers cannot claim …

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  • 7/28/2011

    OLYMPIA – A recent survey of Washington workers who failed to find work before running out of unemployment benefits revealed that three out of every four of them were still out of work.

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  • 9/2/2011

    OLYMPIA – “Success! Offer received today!” That’s just one of many jubilant messages from those who used WorkSource to get a wide variety of jobs, from aerospace to software testing and composite manufacturing.

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  • 3/30/2010

    OLYMPIA – Agricultural jobs in Washington are looking more attractive again as thousands of unemployed workers look for any opportunity to earn a paycheck.

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  • 6/10/2010

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire today urged Washington employers to take advantage of new federal tax credits worth thousands of dollars for hiring unemployed workers.

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  • 5/13/2014

    OLYMPIA – More than 1,300 long-term unemployed workers in Washington will be placed in jobs over the next year through grants awarded today by Gov. Jay Inslee and the Employment Security Department.

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  • 10/22/2015

    OLYMPIA – For many Washington residents, moving out of poverty to self-sufficiency is especially challenging. Washington WorkSource centers are participating in a new pilot project to ease that transition.

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  • 11/20/2014

    SPOKANE – Gov. Jay Inslee joined students at Spokane’s North Central High School (NCHS) today to spotlight a successful youth career readiness project that includes internships in biomedical and other sciences. The governor announced the winners of a new round of federal grant funding that will provide education opportunities to help thousands of young people across Washington prepare for meaningful, living-wage careers.

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  • 1/25/2010

    OLYMPIA – More than 20,000 Washington workers got paychecks instead of pink slips in 2009 by participating in the state Employment Security Department’s Shared-Work Program.

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