Gov. Inslee, Association of Washington Business and WorkSource team up to promote manufacturing careers
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has declared October 2018 Careers in Manufacturing Month saluting Washington manufacturers for being a cornerstone of the state’s economy and providing high-wage, high-tech jobs across the state.
Washington to expand successful programs to help injured or ill employees return to work
OLYMPIA – As Washington state prepares to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October, the Employment Security Department (ESD) is celebrating a $2.5 million federal grant to help up to 400 workers who develop a potential injury or illness remain at work, return to work or attain a new job.
Labor market continued to improve in August
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 9,100 jobs in August and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for August was 4.5 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The August unemployment rate decreased slightly from the July 2018 unemployment rate of 4.6 percent and is the lowest rate for August since 1976.
Join state committee working to improve the lives of people with disabilities
OLYMPIA - If you’re interested in issues affecting people with disabilities and want to influence state decision makers, apply by Sept. 30 to become a member of the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment (GCDE).
Washington Retail Association, WorkSource and Gov. Inslee team up to promote careers in retail
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has declared September 2018 Careers in Retail Month saluting Washington retailers for the difference they make through employment opportunities and economic impact.
New agreement formalizes support for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in Washington
OLYMPIA – Just days before National Labor Rights Week, leaders from the Employment Security Department (ESD) and the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle signed an agreement today formalizing their partnership to help Mexican nationals understand their rights to employment and unemployment services in Washington.
Labor market takes a step up in July
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 12,400 jobs in July and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for July was 4.6 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The July unemployment rate decreased slightly from the June 2018 unemployment rate of 4.7 percent, matching a historical low.
Washington awarded nearly $5 million in federal funds to help people affected by the opioid crisis find employment
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee today announced nearly $5 million in new federal grant funds to help Washingtonians affected by opioid use disorder find employment. The National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant will support projects in Snohomish, Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston, Lewis and Pacific counties.