creating seasonal jobs in western Washington 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...]

Meet teens launching their own business

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.

Kensington Gardens announces expansion

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.

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‘Winter Weather Preparedness’ presentation, Oct. 21

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...]

KeyBank one of 14 area businesses in Goodwill Corporate Alliance

(l-r) Key Private Bank Relationship Manager Jason Hall, KeyBank President Brian Marlow, KeyBank Community Relations Manager David Parent and Goodwill CEO Terry Hayes.

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.
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Veteran & Business Service Announces Launch of Crowdfunding Campaign

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce

TACOMA – The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s Veteran & Business Service, which promotes to businesses the Veteran Advantage for transitioning and separating service veterans to entrepreneurship, professional careers and apprenticeship opportunities, has launched a crowdfunding campaign.

The crowdfunding campaign, housed at, went live on Monday, September 29, 2014 with a scheduled end of Monday, November 3, 2014. The funding will go towards retaining both staff service providers for the Veteran & Business Service. [Read more...]