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HP submits application for 1.5 million-square-foot campus in east Vancouver

June 9, 2020, 10:17am Business

Printer and PC maker HP Inc. has submitted a preliminary application to the city of Vancouver detailing its plans for a new corporate campus at Section 30, the site of… Read story

Phase 2 reopens construction projects in Clark County

June 9, 2020, 6:05am Business

The reopening of dine-in services and some in-person shopping are likely to be the most visible changes now that Clark County has moved into Phase 2 of the state’s Safe… Read story

Washington likely to seek loan to keep jobless fund solvent

June 29, 2020, 4:35pm Business

OLYMPIA — Washington state could make a request for a federal loan as soon as August or September to secure funds by the end of the year in order to keep its unemployment trust fund solvent as it continues to pay out benefits to those affected by the coronavirus shutdowns, Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine said Monday. Read story

Northwest Pipe feels little impact from pandemic

May 8, 2020, 12:12pm Business

Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe Company released its first quarter earnings report Thursday, detailing a strong quarter with minimal impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Clark County’s new jobless claims spike after weeks of decreases

April 30, 2020, 1:12pm Business

Initial unemployment insurance claims in Clark County spiked 70 percent last week after a steady decrease in the rate for the prior three weeks. Read story

Employment Security Department adding more agents amid unemployment surge

April 19, 2020, 6:05am Business

The Washington state Employment Security Department can handle 600 callers at any given time. But between March 8 and April 11 — when the state’s economy was bulldozed by the novel coronavirus outbreak — the office received new unemployment claims requests from nearly 640,000 people. 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

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

Surge in Clark County, state jobless claims not to be last

March 26, 2020, 7:18pm Business

The number of unemployment claims in Clark County last week spiked by 1,575 percent compared with the week before, signaling the first set of employment impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak. Read story

Cruel paradox: Beating virus means causing U.S. recession

March 22, 2020, 6:05am Business

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus is dealing a death blow to the longest U.S. economic expansion on record, triggering layoffs and putting intense strain on the nation’s financial system. Read story