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Bombardier to cut about 7,000 jobs, hire for growth areas

Bombardier says it plans to cut approximately 7,000 jobs – or about 10 percent of its global workforce– over two years, even as it adds jobs in growing areas of …


Obama: Closing pay gap for women, minorities still a work in progress

President Barack Obama sought to showcase progress on his watch on closing the pay gap for women while keeping up the pressure on business, Congress and individuals to tackle an …


Local, national efforts aim to draw girls into STEM fields

Women are a workforce minority in science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions, four fields that the U.S. Department of Commerce expects to grow at twice the rate of other professions …


Thayne McCulloh and Beck Taylor: Colleges need support building vital workforce

We applaud the Legislature’s action this session embracing the higher-education attainment goals proposed by the Washington State Student Achievement Council. We also wish to thank Gov. Jay Inslee for his …


Inslee order aims to spur hiring of people with disabilities

Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed an executive order to help promote hiring of people with disabilities within state government and the private sector, according to a release. Currently, only 36 …


College graduates entering labor force boost county jobless rate

Spokane County’s unemployment rate for May grew to 9.1 percent, up from 8.7 percent in April, the state reported Tuesday. Spokane’s May 2012 number exactly matches the May 2011 jobless …