Snohomish workforce development area receives $4.57 million
OLYMPIA – The state’s Employment Security Department has awarded $4.57 million to the Snohomish Workforce Development Council to help workers upgrade their skills and find work.
Twelfth month of job growth yields little change in unemployment rate
OLYMPIA – August marked the 12th consecutive month of job growth in Washington state, with an estimated one-year increase of 46,600, while the unemployment rate barely budged.
Putting Washington back to work this Labor Day
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.
Washington job vacancies reach three-year high
OLYMPIA - In April, job vacancies in Washington state reached their highest point in three years, according to a new report by the Employment Security Department.
Job increase fails to budge July unemployment rate
OLYMPIA – Despite an estimated increase of 5,700 jobs last month, Washington’s unemployment rate in July remained unchanged at 9.3 percent, according to the state’s Employment Security Department.
Belfair employment center to reopen soon
OLYMPIA – The WorkSource employment center in Belfair is relocating to a larger space and will reopen in mid-September at the North Mason County Resource Center.
Report: Thousands out of benefits, still out of work
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.
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.