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County’s unemployment rate remains higher than state average

County’s unemployment rate remains higher than state average

The past year has been rough for people looking for work in Okanogan County, with unemployment in the county twice as high as the state’s historically low rate. Okanogan County’s unemployment rate for February 2018 was 9.8 percent …
Workplace bullying, sexual harassment bills go before lawmakers in Olympia

Workplace bullying, sexual harassment bills go before lawmakers in Olympia

Proposals before the state Legislature would grant new protections from sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace. The bills come after national reports about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s alleged repeated bullying and sexual harassment of women …
State’s new sick leave law affects every workplace

State’s new sick leave law affects every workplace

Workers will no longer have to choose between going to work sick or giving up badly needed income in Washington state. A new state law that went into effect Jan. 1 guarantees paid sick leave for almost all workers, either for themselves or to care for a family member. Under the new law, …
State Dept. of Ecology has summer jobs for high school students

State Dept. of Ecology has summer jobs for high school students

Want summer job? The state Department of Ecology is hiring 72 youths, ages 14 to 17, for six litter abatement crews in south-central Washington. Youth crews develop job skills, teamwork experience and safety awareness, and also receive environmental education. Candidates must be able to work outdoors and do physical labor, including walking 3 to 10...
Help wanted

Help wanted

By Ann McCreary

During any busy summer weekend in Winthrop, visitors swarm Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe like yellow jackets at a picnic. Chances are they’ll be served the ice cream cones and candy that are Sheri’s specialty by an employee from Europe. “Usually a quarter to a third of …
Job and Resource Fair to match employers with job-seekers

Job and Resource Fair to match employers with job-seekers

By Don Nelson
More than 20 local and regional employers, plus several organizations that can provide help for …

Business briefs: Jan. 15, 2014

County job fair seeks employers
Help for women, minority-owned businesses