State’s labor force increases by more than 13,500 since October

  • Today at 6:00AM

Despite an estimated 6,800 new jobs created from October 2014 to November 2014, Washington’s unemployment rate rose for a third month in a row to 6.2 percent, according to preliminary and seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the state Employment Security Department.


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Tips to maximize Goodwill donation

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

The simple act of cleaning out your closets and donating can help Goodwill in assisting people with free job training and education programs.

Large retail spaces sit empty on Mile Hill Drive

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 7:00AM

While most of the empty storefronts in downtown Port Orchard are being filled, many large retail spaces along Mile Hill Drive remain empty.

Washington’s unemployment rate increases

  • Dec 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

Washington’s unemployment rate rose this month to 6.0 percent, despite an estimated gain of 5,600 jobs in October, according to preliminary and seasonally adjusted labor statistics released by economists with the state Employment Security Department recently.

Harrison Medical Center board approves single hospital campus

  • Dec 11, 2014 at 9:41AM

The Harrison Medical Center Board of Directors has given their final approval to a plan that will consolidate acute hospital care services at their Silverdale campus.

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