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Where the Jobs are

A special report on employment in the Inland Northwest.


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  • Mon., June 1, 2009, midnight

    Visualizing Spokane’s jobs outlook

    Click on the images on this page to explore interactive graphs showing data from the Washington State Employment Security Department’s 2009 jobs outlook for the Spokane area.


  • Mon., June 1, 2009, midnight

    Federal infusion is boon for laborers

    In North Idaho’s recession-plagued Silver Valley, there’ll be an extra 70 high-paying seasonal jobs this summer removing and replacing lead-contaminated soil as part of the Bunker Hill cleanup, thanks to …


  • Mon., June 1, 2009, midnight

    Stimulus translates to contracts, grants

    New water lines in Republic. A large sewage project in Airway Heights. Millions for schools, for crime-victim advocates, and to expand broadband access into rural areas. Hundreds of miles of …


  • Mon., June 1, 2009, midnight

    Industries keep eye on the future

    Go West, young person. It worked for those who heeded the advice of 19th-century newspaperman Horace Greeley, and it just might work for today’s job seekers, who on the West …


  • Mon., June 1, 2009, midnight

    Young workers face skilled rivals

    College graduates such as Nathan Coltrane are looking to land a good job right smack in the middle of one of the toughest economies of the past three decades. Coltrane, …


  • Mon., June 1, 2009, midnight

    Small sectors, big opportunity

    When people talk about the good news in the local job market, they invariably return to two kinds of work: health care and education. Those two pillars of the jobs …


  • Mon., June 1, 2009, midnight

    Prospects still bright for nurses

    Time is on your side. Registered nurses can take those words to the bank, say regional health care employers. Although jobs are fewer this year and some registered nurses in …


  • Spokane County job lists, part 1

    The number of jobs projected to be created in Spokane County between 2007 and 2017, the starting wage and the training required.


  • Spokane County job lists, part 2

    The number of jobs projected to be created in Spokane County between 2007 and 2017, the starting wage and the training required.