Stories tagged: Employment
Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 4 a.m.
Changes to Washington’s overtime rules could significantly boost the number of professional workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
Older workers get wiser: More Americans are delaying retirement, but finding jobs later in life isn’t so easy
A growing share of baby boomers is opting to work well into what traditionally would be their retirement years, but the challenges of remaining employed or re-entering the workforce at …
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 7:46 p.m.
There are nearly 6,000 unfilled STEM jobs in Idaho, but Angela Hemingway, executive director of the Idaho STEM Action Center, and her staff are working to reduce that number – …
UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s global trade war is posing a growing risk to the kind of robust job gains that the U.S. probably enjoyed again in June.
Sat., June 9, 2018
The Spokane area’s labor market could meet the demand for employees at a massive warehouse planned near the airport. The area is a “job hub,” attracting workers from parts of …
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
U.S. companies hired 241,000 new workers in March, a solid total that suggests the already-low unemployment rate may be headed lower in the coming months.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:33 p.m.
Washington employers wouldn’t be able to have a prospective workers fill out an application that asks if they’ve been arrested under a bill approved Wednesday by the House.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 6:41 a.m.
Spokane City Council may ban businesses from asking for job seekers’ criminal backgrounds on applications
Three years after eliminating the question about criminal history from applications for jobs at City Hall, lawmakers are proposing a measure that would extend to all employers within city limits. …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Toys R Us may have filed for Chapter 11 reorganization this week, but the toy chain is revving up its holiday hiring.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 10 a.m.
Amazon has announced plans for a third Oregon fulfillment center.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Openings edged up 0.9 percent from June to 6.2 million, the highest on records dating to 2000, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 5 a.m.
Experts differ on exactly how large the Gig Economy is, but there is consensus that the Gig Economy is growing faster than traditional employment. And it is here to stay.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
President Donald Trump won’t say whether he plans to keep Steve Bannon, a top adviser and key campaign strategist, in the White House.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, according to government data released Friday, surpassing economists’ expectations and suggesting the economy continues to thrive after an extended streak of job …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Washington State University will introduce a new hiring process that will include a careful examination by executive personnel of all hiring requests and justification of the need to fill positions, …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
U.S. businesses added a solid 178,000 jobs in July, a survey found, evidence that employers remain confident enough about future demand to keep hiring.
Tue., July 18, 2017
Trying to save jobs by protecting old jobs from new technologies and other productivity-enhancing changes is self-defeating.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in May. But hiring picked up and more people are quitting their jobs – both positive signs for the economy.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
The labor market rebounded strongly in June as U.S. employers added 222,000 net new jobs for the best performance since February, the Labor Department said Friday.
Thu., June 29, 2017
As the nation enters its ninth year of economic expansion next month, the low unemployment and tightening labor market have begun to open doors for people who not long ago …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
A new study of Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage law says it costs jobs, contrary to another new study released last week.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
A federal judge has approved a $6.5 million settlement in a wage dispute involving 28,000 current or former exotic dancers at a chain of clubs operating in 18 states.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Google is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine.
Sun., June 18, 2017, noon
Age-related discrimination in the workplace still exists 50 years after the enactment of legislation designed to prevent it, aging experts and advocates have told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Sun., June 18, 2017, 3 a.m.
For half a century after World War II, women barreled into the job market in numbers that surged higher every year. They drove most of the rise in real household …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
One-third of the approximately 20 employees Oscar Martinez uses to build new homes and commercial spaces have recently fled the state, spooked by a combination of a federal immigration crackdown …
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 7 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped one percentage point, to 5.2 percent, in April. That’s also one point below the April 2016 unemployment rate, the Washington Employment Security Department said Tuesday.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Significant drops in the number of unemployed Idahoans and people looking for work pushed the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down to 3.4 percent in April, narrowing an already tight …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Steady job growth has left U.S. employers with an increasingly shallow pool of unemployed workers to consider hiring, something that could lead to faster wage gains.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
The agreement settles a class action lawsuit in which patrol employees alleged they were not given credit for their military service in hiring and promotion decisions as required by state …