State listens to, then amplifies military spouse’s difficulties in finding good jobs
OLYMPIA – Lack of childcare and employer bias are the top issues among many stopping military spouses from achieving more successful careers, according to a report released today by the Washington departments of Veterans Affairs and Employment Security.
Paid Family and Medical Leave is here – and it is a game changer for Washington
OLYMPIA – Washingtonians now have access to the most generous Paid Family and Medical Leave program in the U.S. Nearly all workers in this state, including part- and full-time, may be able to take up to 12 weeks to care for themselves or a family member through a serious illness or injury, to bond with a new child coming into the home and for certain service-connected events for military families. Between 16 and 18 weeks is available in some circumstances. Applications for leave can now be filed with the Employment Security Department, with benefits payable from Jan. 1, 2020.
Payroll hiring bounces back in November
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy gained 12,200 jobs in November and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for November fell slightly to 4.4 percent according to the Employment Security Department.
Payroll employment moves lower in October; unemployment rate slightly lower
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy lost 1,600 jobs in October and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for October fell slightly to 4.5 percent according to the Employment Security Department.
Washington employers honored for hiring veterans
OLYMPIA – The state Employment Security Department today recognized 12 Washington businesses and agencies for their efforts to employ military veterans in 2019.
Washington veterans speak at war memorials on capitol campus
OLYMPIA – Washington veterans will speak about their military experiences in honor of Veterans Day at a ceremony from noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 7, on the state capitol campus.
Governor's Committee honors employers that hire people with disabilities
OLYMPIA – Nine public and private businesses are being honored today for their exemplary work to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities.
WorkSource Pullman moves to new location
OLYMPIA – Job seekers and businesses will be able to access WorkSource services at a new location in Pullman as of Wednesday, Oct. 30. The new facility will include more computer resources for clients and better meeting spaces for training and business services.
The new office space is located at 1615 NE Eastgate Blvd., Ste. A101, in Building One of Washington State University’s Research & Technology Park in Pullman. WorkSource Pullman’s new phone number is 509-339-7410.