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Eviction moratorium creates confusion for Clark County renters, landlords

April 4, 2020, 6:01am Business

It’s the beginning of the month, which means rent is due. But the COVID-19 pandemic has created an air of uncertainty for tenants who lost hours at work, or lost… Read story

Clark County unemployment claims jump 38%

April 2, 2020, 8:42pm Business

The job loss caused by COVID-19 hit new highs as the number of unemployment insurance claims filed in Clark County was about 38 percent higher last week compared with the… Read story

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Clark County residents applying for unemployment face frustration

April 2, 2020, 6:01am Business

With many people losing their jobs in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of Washington residents are turning to food stamps and other public benefits. Read story

Planners of all types of Clark County events see logjam down road

April 2, 2020, 5:00am Business

Jesse Pack and Ruth Mess had been planning their wedding for six months. It was going to be March 21 at Providence Academy in downtown Vancouver, with more than 150 guests including friends and family flying in from far-flung parts of the country. Read story

Fred Meyer, QFC parent company to raise workers’ pay

April 1, 2020, 6:38pm Business

Kroger, the parent company of Fred Meyer and QFC, announced Wednesday that it will offer a temporary $2-per-hour pay raise and additional benefits to workers at its stores due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Kroger operates six Fred Meyer locations and one QFC in Clark County. Read story

February job numbers hold steady in Clark County

March 31, 2020, 5:38pm Business

It’s no surprise that employment in Clark County held steady in February. The data, released Tuesday, likely will be the starting point for measuring substantial employment drops in the coming months. Read story

Xerox backs off HP bid

March 31, 2020, 2:20pm Business

Printer manufacturer Xerox announced Tuesday that it will abandon its efforts to acquire larger rival PC and printer company HP, citing the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Read story

Vancouver food wholesaler SteBo’s offers temporary retail sales

March 31, 2020, 6:03am Business

In normal times, Vancouver wholesaler SteBo’s Food Service exclusively sells bulk food for delivery to restaurants and stores. But like so many other businesses in the coronavirus era, the company has had to adapt to changing circumstances. Read story

Expert gauges COVID-19’s potential effect on Clark County’s job market

March 29, 2020, 6:05am Business

The ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has already had a profound effect on Clark County’s job market, and the impact is likely to get worse in the coming weeks as the newest round of public containment measures make themselves felt. Read story

Working in Clark County: Danny Tehrani, owner Computers Made Easy

March 28, 2020, 6:00am Business

Danny Tehrani started his career at a place that, as of late, has been unusually busy because of the COVID-19 pandemic: Costco. Read story