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September 19, 2013 at 8:05 PM
BREMERTON — Puget Sound Naval Shipyard says it’s hiring more than 1,000 helper trainees in all trades.
The Kitsap Sun says starting pay is $15.11 an hour.
Shipyard spokeswoman Mary Ann Mascianica says the new helpers will boost the workforce to more than 11,500.
Major projects are under way on the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis, ballistic missile submarine USS Kentucky and fast attack subs USS Jimmy Carter and USS Connecticut.
The newspaper says helpers work full time at the shipyard and can attend classes on their own time to get ahead.
March 20, 2013 at 11:19 AM
RAYMOND, Pacific County (AP) — The Port of Willapa Harbor is ready to lease buildings at an old log yard in Raymond for a large-scale marijuana growing operation.
The port manager and mayor told The Olympian they hope the operation would bring 30 to 40 jobs to the community.
The lease depends on Marcus Charles obtaining a growing license from the state Liquor Control Board and it’s still writing the rules.
February 23, 2012 at 10:39 AM
The Associated Press
More than 300 jobs will be cut by the Postal Service in Washington as it consolidates eight mail processing centers into two, the agency said Thursday.
The facilities are being consolidated because of a 25 percent decline in first-class mail since 2006.
“It’s unfortunate it had to come to this,” said Ernie Swanson, a spokesman for the Postal Service. “We have to do something. We’re in a dire financial situation.”
Processing and distribution centers are closing in Everett, Olympia and Tacoma as operations are transferred to Seattle. Processing operations in Yakima, Wenatchee and Pasco are being transferred to Spokane.
The Postal Service hopes the cuts can be made through attrition without layoffs, Swanson said. Employees losing jobs can request transfers or move into jobs such as letter carrier, if there are openings.
The facility in Everett will lose 97 jobs, Olympia 29, Tacoma 139, Yakima 19, Wenatchee 20, and Pasco two.
As a result of the consolidation, most mail in Washington is likely to bear only postmarks from Seattle or Spokane. Patrons can still request a hand-stamp postmark at a local post office, Swanson said.
The consolidation decision came after a five-month study. Specific dates have not been set for the transition.
February 14, 2012 at 6:24 PM
Seattle Goodwill will break ground Wednesday on a new job training and education center, next to its store near Rainier Avenue South and South Dearborn Street.
The three-story 50,000-square foot building will also house administrative offices. It is scheduled to open next April and will increase Goodwill’s training and education space, allowing the non-profit to serve more than the 900 people it did last year. The project’s estimated cost is $14 million, according to Goodwill.
Goodwill’s existing store and donation and training centers will be open during construction. Three years ago, a developer shelved a $300 million plan to build apartments and a Target-anchored retail center on the site.
November 24, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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