Laid-off Birds Eye workers in Tacoma will get free retraining
The U.S. Department of Labor has ruled that all 236 employees who lost jobs when the Birds Eye canning operation in Tacoma closed last month are eligible for the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program.
Washington adds jobs for 10th straight month
OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy has posted net job gains for 10 months in a row, including an estimated increase of 3,600 jobs in June.
Washington's average wage increased in 2010
OLYMPIA – Washington’s average annual wage increased in 2010, due in part to the toll the recession took on lower-paid workers.
Massive hiring under way in Southwest Washington
OLYMPIA –Twenty-one businesses are hanging out the help-wanted sign as part of a huge hiring blitz to fill more than 500 new jobs in Clark and Cowlitz counties.
Job-growth paused in May
OLYMPIA – Following eight straight months of job growth, Washington employment dipped by an estimated 700 jobs in May.
WorkSource helps Tri-Cities youths in tight summer job market
OLYMPIA – Finding a summer job in this economy is tough. And for young people with little work experience, it’s especially important to know how to put your best foot forward.
Five months left to access free Microsoft e-learning
OLYMPIA – It’s one of the best values around: free online courses that teach Washington residents how to use Microsoft software products – but Oct. 31 is the deadline for registering.
Collecting unemployment requires real job-search effort
OLYMPIA – Congrats on your wedding, but we’re going to need our money back. That was Employment Security’s response to a Washington woman who received unemployment benefits for the week she was in Texas getting married. The woman said she fulfilled her job-search requirement on the way to the church by stopping off at an El Paso movie theater to inquire about a job