Stories tagged: jobs
UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
The proportion of American workers that quit their jobs in May reached the highest level in 17 years, a sign that more people are confident they can find a new …
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.
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 12:01 p.m.
The average annual wage in Spokane County rose to $46,562 last year, influenced by local medical schools and an influx of highly paid workers.
Sun., June 24, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
More students than ever are enrolling at the Northwest Renewable Energy Institute, a program offered by the International Air and Hospitality Academy. A career as a wind turbine technician, with …
Tue., June 19, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
Those involved in the retail side of Washington and Colorado cannabis sales don’t tend to stick around very long, according to the latest data from the Seattle-based cannabis software/data company …
Sat., June 16, 2018, 6 a.m.
The numbers that collectively sketch a picture of a vibrant economy don’t reflect reality for a range of Americans who still feel far from financially secure even nine years into …
UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:48 p.m.
The labor market has hit a tipping point that should help boost wages: There are more job openings in the U.S. than unemployed workers to fill them.
Fri., May 18, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Software developer is now the most common occupation in the Seattle area. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 60,000 employed in that field …
Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
The tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports that Trump has proposed, plus promised retaliatory duties by China, would reduce U.S. gross domestic product by $2.9 billion and cost almost …
Tue., April 24, 2018, 9 a.m.
President Donald Trump’s escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his “America First” agenda hit home, including Payette, Idaho, home …
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
Far from taking jobs away from Texans, Mexicans are helping create additional employment opportunities, providing valuable labor for a growing economy and helping the deepening integration with Mexico, according to …
Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:47 a.m.
Idaho’s unemployment rate in March dropped a tenth of a percentage point from the previous month to 2.9 percent.
Thu., April 5, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Times have changed. So who still practices the dying arts in our modern world?
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., March 28, 2018, 11:23 a.m.
Wanted — FBI recruits for a career in surveillance. Must be comfortable tailing subjects by foot, vehicle or on public transportation, use electronic equipment, and work nights and weekends as …
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 2:31 p.m.
The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords.
Wed., March 14, 2018, 11:27 a.m.
In the heart of America’s diminished steel country, support for President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imports is broad and bipartisan. It is tempered, though, by a strong streak of realism.
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs amid rising business confidence lifted by the Trump administration’s tax cuts and a resilient global economy.
Wed., March 7, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
U.S. companies added a healthy 235,000 jobs last month, led by solid gains in construction, hotels and restaurants, and education and health care, according to a private survey.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
U.S. companies posted the fewest open jobs in seven months in December, yet the number of Americans quitting their jobs rose to a 17-year high, a mixed reading on the …
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 10:52 a.m.
U.S. businesses continued to hire at a healthy pace in January, a sign the economy is off to a solid start for the year.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:39 p.m.
Thousands of intelligence agency employees would be furloughed even as tension over North Korea’s nuclear program remains high. Important biomedical and public health research would be interrupted and possibly damaged. …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Washington’s economy added 6,100 jobs in December and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate came in at 4.5 percent, according to the Employment Security Department.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 8:07 a.m.
Employers posted fewer open jobs in November, the second straight month of decline after openings reached a record high in September.
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 4:04 p.m.
U.S. companies closed out 2017 with strong hiring in December, adding the most jobs in nine months.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market’s enduring strength in its ninth year of economic recovery.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Dozens of Symantec employees in Oregon have learned they will be laid off next month as the cyber-security firm begins a sharp reduction of its local workforce.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
The paper mill in the southwest Washington city of Camas is cutting up to 300 jobs.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
The largest two categories of America’s fastest-growing jobs offer some of the country’s lowest wages and weakest benefits.
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
U.S. employers posted roughly the same number of open jobs in September as the previous month, partly because hurricanes held back hiring at restaurants and hotels.