Stories tagged: jobs
UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Times have changed. So who still practices the dying arts in our modern world?
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018
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
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
The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords.
Wed., March 14, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
U.S. companies closed out 2017 with strong hiring in December, adding the most jobs in nine months.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
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
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
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
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.