April 2020 Unemployment

Here is the Washington State unemployment figures by county for April 2020 compared to April 2017. If you would like more information, here is the source link.

843% Unemployment insurance application increase over last week

OLYMPIA – During the week of March 15-21, 133,464 new claims for unemployment benefits were filed with the Employment Security Department (ESD) which was an increase of 119,310 new claims over the previous week. Tremendous increase in new unemployment claims due to COVID-19 related layoffs “This data shows the enormity of the situation unfolding in…

Pierce County hosts job fair and career guidance event, Feb. 28

Looking for a new job or career change? Job seekers will have an opportunity to connect with hiring county departments and partnering organizations Friday, Feb. 28. Pierce County’s Job Fair & Career Guidance event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. S. in Tacoma. Whether hoping to…

April 2 – Resource Fair

A Community Resource Fair will be held at WorkSource April 2, 2019, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at WorkSource Pierce, 2121 South State Street, Suite 300. Tacoma. They will be hosting this fair the first Tuesday of every month.

Revving a local economy

By Marianne Lincoln Have you thought much about what it takes to make your local community successful? People in the community who are employed, with money in their pockets, shop at local stores, gas stations and restaurants. That, in turn, raises tax money to go back into the community. Quite simple, actually. So to make…

Community leaders stress quality of life to County Executive

On May 26, 4 community leaders from Midland, Frederickson, Waller and Spanaway met with County Executive Bruce Dammeier and Dennis Hanberg, Director of Planning and Land Services (PALS) and Public Works. The message was simple, our quality of life matters, we need roads and other infrastructure if you build out the Centers and Corridors project,…

WA Unemployment claim filing issues continue

WASHINGTON EMPLOYMENT SECURITY — FYI: We posted the following alert to our website today. For context, we generally serve an average of 60,000 claimants each week. UI system stabilizing, phone volume still high, sign-on system still facing some issues  Alert: Updated 3:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 ESD’s unemployment benefit claims centers have received more…

A look at Washington’s unemployment

As Christmas approaches, we hope everyone gets a visit from Santa, or is happy & healthy and financially secure. Truth is, there are ever so many that area not having a happy Christmas. They may be unemployed, homeless, ill, injured or in a jail or prison. In any case, it always pays to share some love…