Altek’s Todd Baker, right, talks with Rick Sparrow about a machined part beside a digital measuring machine that checks such parts. Baker is an example of a manufacturing or tech worker who took on new job duties as his company, like many others, merged jobs to be more efficient after the Great Recession.
Aug. 8, 2014 in Business on Page A1
More than 8 million jobs were eliminated across the country by the Great Recession; as the economy contracted, businesses failed or they endured by cutting workers. Spokane County felt its …