County unemployment numbers for May released today
OLYMPIA – County unemployment rates and employment data for May 2017 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months’ data.
Nominate those who help employ people with disabilities
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment and the Washington State Business Leadership Network are now accepting award nominations for employers and individuals who make extra efforts to recruit, hire, advance and retain employees with disabilities.
Washington reaches new record for unemployment
OLYMPIA – Washington’s unemployment rate dropped from 4.6 to 4.5 percent in May, establishing a new record low for unemployment, according to the state Employment Security Department.
Veterans, employers celebrate YesVets Veteran Hiring Initiative with Flag Day event at Capitol
OLYMPIA —State Rep. Gina McCabe joined veterans, employers and leaders of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) and the Employment Security Department (ESD) at the state Capitol today to celebrate the second anniversary of a successful statewide initiative to promote hiring veterans.
Snoqualmie man sentenced to three years in prison for defrauding government programs of more than $646,000
OLYMPIA –A former captain of the Idaho and Washington National Guard was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to three years in prison, three years of supervised release, and $646,300 in restitution for his lengthy scheme to defraud multiple government programs, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.
County unemployment numbers for April released today
OLYMPIA – County unemployment rates and employment data for April 2017 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months’ data.
Unemployment rate hits historic low in April
OLYMPIA – Washington’s added 1,200 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate fell from 4.7 to 4.6 percent – matching the state’s historic low for unemployment last reached in June 2007, according to the state Employment Security Department.
Hospitality Hiring Event seeks to fill hundreds of jobs
OLYMPIA –The Washington Hospitality Association, the Employment Security Department, WorkSource, the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, the Department of Social and Health Services and other partners in the workforce system are hosting a multi-company hiring event seeking to fill more than 370 job openings in King County Friday.