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…