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Amazon.com announced it is creating 80,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment and sortation centers this holiday season in order to meet an increase in customer demand. Hundreds in the Western Washington facilities which include DuPont. Last year, Amazon converted thousands of seasonal employees into regular, full-time roles after the holidays, and expects to do the same this year. [Read more...]
Teens Fiona and Semira share their experience winning Startup Weekend at University of Washington and working with a team of professionals to launch their business, Generation Code. Come to the University Place Pierce County Library (3609 Market Place W., Suite 100) on Monday, October 20 (4-5 pm). Free event sponsored by Friends of the University Place Library.
Lakewood, WA. – Where else but in the Pacific Northwest can you find a 91 year old gentleman who is busy working each day? Meet Mel Wilson, WWII graduate of pilot training, Bronze Star and Air Medal award winner, retired realtor and smart inventor. [Read more...]
By Jackie Flaten
GIG HARBOR, WASHINGTON – Oct. 14, 2014 – Kensington Gardens Estate Senior Living, one of the region’s most luxurious and individually oriented yet affordable skilled assisted care homes, announced today it has expanded its facility and is accepting applications for residency and its wait list. The newly renovated Manor Garden Suite, on the main floor of the opulent privately owned and operated Georgian mansion, offers six beautifully equipped rooms supported by a 24-hour fully licensed dedicated care staff.
As winter arrives, so do the many threats that can result in business interruption. It could be flooding caused by frozen pipes that explode. Or it may come on the heels of an ice storm that causes power outages due to downed electric lines. On top of all that, an influenza outbreak at your business could cripple your operations if your key people get sick and have to stay home for days. [Read more...]
TACOMA – Goodwill recently unveiled nearly a dozen Goodwill delivery trucks that have been custom painted to acknowledge 14 area businesses who have formed the new Goodwill Corporate Alliance. The Alliance is donating $800,000 in job training resources that will benefit 9,500 unemployed individuals over the next year.
Tacoma, Wash. – Downtown businesses will celebrate DOTG’s programs in transportation options and downtown living this Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at the Chamber Luncheon and DOTG Annual Fundraising Luncheon, sponsored by Propel Insurance and Jacobs Engineering. [Read more...]
DUPONT – Mother Earth Farm and wear blue: run to remember recently received five thousands dollars each from the Amazon Fulfillment Center. [Read more...]
DuPont — Be the first line of defense when it comes to protecting identity. Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is teaming up with Wells Fargo to host Secure Your ID Day on October 18 at the Tacoma Mall Parking Lot. This identity-theft-prevention event features free on-site shredding and tips to protect your identity. [Read more...]