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Toys R Us revs up for holiday hiring

Toys R Us may have filed for Chapter 11 reorganization this week, but the toy chain is revving up its holiday hiring.

Schulz: WSU needs to save money, will tighten financial belt

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, …

DOE hiring 300 young adults, others, for Washington Conservation Corps

The Washington State Department of Ecology has grant money to hire 300 workers ages 18-25 for the Washington Conservation Corps.

Businesses more willing to hire felons, the disabled and poorly skilled. Will the trend last?

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 …

Hiring rose in 11 states last month; Idaho gains strong

Hiring picked up in 11 states last month compared with January and was mostly unchanged in the other 39, as stronger U.S. job gains benefited most of the country. Still, …

Survey: Private employers added robust 298K jobs last month

U.S. businesses added the most jobs in three years last month, a private survey found, a sign that hiring may be accelerating from last year’s modest levels.

UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Silverwood Theme Park raises wage to keep pace with competitive labor market

Silverwood Theme Park will raise its wages this year as a result of a competitive labor market and higher minimum wage in Washington. The amusement park north of Coeur d’Alene …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 3:01 p.m.

Amazon to create more than 100,000 new jobs in U.S. in 18 months plans to create more than 100,000 new full-time jobs with benefits in the U.S. in the next 18 months.

U.S. adds 156,000 jobs; unemployment rate ticks up to 4.7 percent

U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in December, capping a year of slower but solid hiring and providing the last major snapshot of the economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit from …

U.S. employers post fewer jobs, though openings stay healthy

.S. employers posted fewer jobs in October than the previous month, but job openings are still at a mostly healthy level that points to steady hiring ahead.

U.S. CEOs more optimistic on prospects for sales, hiring

Chief executive officers of some of the largest U.S. companies became more optimistic about their sales and hiring prospects in the weeks before and after last month’s presidential election, even …

Salvation Army hiring Red Kettle Bell ringers for holiday season

The Salvation Army in Spokane is hiring Red Kettle Bell ringers for the holiday season.

Salvation Army hiring for children supervisors

The Salvation Army is hiring part-time, non-exempt visitation monitors who can provide supervision of visits between children and their parents at the Salvation Army campus, 222 E. Indiana Ave.

Kohl’s to hire 69,000 seasonal workers

Kohl’s plans to hire more than 69,000 additional workers for the upcoming holiday season to meet demand at more than 1,100 stores nationwide.

UPS to hire 95,000 seasonal workers for upcoming holidays

It’s not even officially fall yet, but delivery companies and retailers are making their hiring lists for the holiday season.

Job alert: State Farm to hire more than 200 in Tacoma

State Farm will hold a job fair next week to fill more than 200 positions at its Tacoma location.

June hiring surge of 287,000 suggests rebounding U.S economy

Employers shook off two months of weak hiring by adding 287,000 jobs in June, a robust pace that suggests a resilient U.S. economy recovering from a slump early in the …

Spokane City Council OKs ordinance requiring explanations of mayor’s appointees

By a 5-1 vote, the City Council will require Mayor David Condon to provide written explanations of whom new political appointees will supervise and to whom they will report.

173,000 net jobs created by private-sector companies in May

Private companies increased their job creation last month, adding 173,000 net new positions, but hiring lagged last year’s stronger pace, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Thursday.

U.S. job openings rise to eight-month high in March

U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in eight months in March, but total hiring slowed, providing a mixed picture of the labor market. Job openings jumped 2.7 percent to …

U.S. hiring slowed in April amid tepid growth

U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months, after a streak of robust monthly gains. The unemployment rate remained at a low …

Stocks slip as jobs report shows hiring slowdown

Stocks were modestly lower in Friday morning after a report on the U.S. economy showed a significant slowdown in hiring last month, echoing weakness seen earlier in the week in …

U.S. hiring reaches 9-year high; job openings slip

U.S. hiring jumped to a nine-year high in February, a sign of robust business demand for new workers, while the number of open positions slipped.

Study sheds light on Spokane Public Schools’ hiring practices

In response to a years long study Spokane Public Schools will be tweaking its hiring practices.

Employers add jobs in 30 states in January, cut in 20

Employers stepped up hiring in 30 states in January, led by big gains in Florida, Texas and North Carolina. Meanwhile, 20 states shed jobs.

U.S. adds a strong 242,000 jobs; rate holds at low 4.9 pct.

U.S. employers added a robust 242,000 workers in February as retailers, restaurants and health care providers drove another solid month for the resilient American job market. The unemployment rate held …

Applications for jobless aid rise by 6K, still at low level

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but their numbers remained low enough to suggest that layoffs are rare and the job market is healthy.

U.S. companies added 214,000 jobs in February, survey shows

U.S. businesses added a healthy 214,000 jobs last month, another sign that the U.S. job market remains resilient despite economic weakness overseas and tumult in financial markets.

Hiring slowed in January; job growth still solid

Hiring by U.S. businesses slowed in January, but private-sector job growth remained solid in a sign the labor market has been able to withstand the recent financial market turmoil, according …

Hiring rises in 36 U.S. states in December

Employers added jobs in 36 states last month, led by big gains in California, Texas and Florida, evidence that hiring remains solid nationwide. Low oil prices caused job losses in …