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The construction industry in Clark County added 500 jobs in May, contributing to the unusual job growth for the county.

Clark County adds more jobs that expected in May, with construction leading the pack

The construction industry in Clark County added 500 jobs in May, contributing to the unusual job growth for the county.

June 23, 2023, 1:42pm Business

Clark County added 300 more jobs than usual in May, coming on the tail of a job loss in April. Read story

Vancouver-based ZoomInfo announced it is laying off about 120 employees across its workforce. The company is currently building new headquarters on the Vancouver waterfront, with the goal of moving in 2025.

Vancouver-based ZoomInfo lays off 120 employees companywide

Vancouver-based ZoomInfo announced it is laying off about 120 employees across its workforce. The company is currently building new headquarters on the Vancouver waterfront, with the goal of moving in 2025.

June 14, 2023, 1:26pm Business

Vancouver-based technology company ZoomInfo has laid off about 120 employees across its business, the company announced in a Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure earlier this month. Read story

Attendees listen to a panel of transportation experts talk about the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project on Thursday during an Economic Forecast Breakfast event at Hilton Vancouver Downtown. Pictured from left to right: The Columbian transportation reporter and panel moderator William Seekamp, Vancouver City anager Eric Holmes, Thompson Metal Fab President John Rudi, Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Administrator Greg Johnson, Washington Trucking Associations President Sheri Call and Port of Vancouver Director of Economic Development Mike Bomar.

Economic Forecast Breakfast focuses in on I-5 Bridge replacement’s impacts

Attendees listen to a panel of transportation experts talk about the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project on Thursday during an Economic Forecast Breakfast event at Hilton Vancouver Downtown. Pictured from left to right: The Columbian transportation reporter and panel moderator William Seekamp, Vancouver City anager Eric Holmes, Thompson Metal Fab President John Rudi, Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Administrator Greg Johnson, Washington Trucking Associations President Sheri Call and Port of Vancouver Director of Economic Development Mike Bomar.

June 1, 2023, 1:31pm Business

The Interstate Bridge Replacement is a behemoth topic in the world of local politics. And on Thursday, it helped draw more than 300 attendees to the Hilton Downtown Vancouver for the yearly Economic Forecast Breakfast. Read story

Clark College student Hallie Tibbit, right, welds a bar to the bottom of a metal boat as River Fortier, center, watches during an Advanced TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding class at Clark College. The boat, the students' final project, will be put to the test at Lacamas Lake in less than three weeks, a rite of passage for those graduating from the program, a symbolic send-off to their next adventure.

I-5 Bridge replacement will require strong labor pool in Clark County

Clark College student Hallie Tibbit, right, welds a bar to the bottom of a metal boat as River Fortier, center, watches during an Advanced TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding class at Clark College. The boat, the students' final project, will be put to the test at Lacamas Lake in less than three weeks, a rite of passage for those graduating from the program, a symbolic send-off to their next adventure.

May 28, 2023, 6:05am Business

A light blue glow flickered across DJ Johnson’s face, contrasting with his reddish-brown goatee as he examined what was shaping up as an aluminum dinghy. Read story

Lifeguard Keegan Amberg, right, watches over the pool at the Firstenburg Community Center in east Vancouver. The job market for teens this year is looking good, if not excellent, according to experts.

Summer job outlook good for Clark County teens

Lifeguard Keegan Amberg, right, watches over the pool at the Firstenburg Community Center in east Vancouver. The job market for teens this year is looking good, if not excellent, according to experts.

May 27, 2023, 6:05am Business

Grab your work wear, your lifeguard gear and your spatula, kids, because experts expect this summer’s job outlook for teen employment to be good, if not excellent. Read story

A driver passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. Hospitals and nursing care facilities in Clark County saw a pickup in employment in April, with health care adding 200 jobs in the month.

Clark County loses 250 jobs in April

A driver passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. Hospitals and nursing care facilities in Clark County saw a pickup in employment in April, with health care adding 200 jobs in the month.

May 26, 2023, 5:22pm Business

Clark County lost 250 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in April as employers reduced their payrolls for the first time in months. Read story

Motorists pass by construction as it continues on the new Skyview Station in Salmon Creek on Monday morning. Skyview Station, a project of Vancouver-based Hurley Development, will open at the intersection of Northeast 10th Avenue and 139th Street.

Clark County added 700 jobs in March

Motorists pass by construction as it continues on the new Skyview Station in Salmon Creek on Monday morning. Skyview Station, a project of Vancouver-based Hurley Development, will open at the intersection of Northeast 10th Avenue and 139th Street.

April 27, 2023, 5:45pm Business

Clark County added 700 jobs in March, according to the Washington Employment Security Department. Read story

Pilot Margaux Retherford steps out of a KinectAir Diamond DA62 at Atlantic Aviation PDX in Portland. The on-demand airline can land at any public airport in the region.

Vancouver-based KinectAir helps firms connect with ride-hailing aviation app

Pilot Margaux Retherford steps out of a KinectAir Diamond DA62 at Atlantic Aviation PDX in Portland. The on-demand airline can land at any public airport in the region.

April 24, 2023, 6:05am Business

After the launch of its ride-hailing aviation app last spring, Vancouver’s KinectAir has become a time-saver for local businesses needing to traverse the region to meet clients. Read story

Barista Karlie Ramirez serves coffee to customers at the new Motor Moka in Vancouver on Tuesday morning. Motor Moka started decades ago in Portland as a drive-thru coffee chain before drive-thru coffee shops were all the rage.

Lower taxes lure business from Portland to Clark County

Barista Karlie Ramirez serves coffee to customers at the new Motor Moka in Vancouver on Tuesday morning. Motor Moka started decades ago in Portland as a drive-thru coffee chain before drive-thru coffee shops were all the rage.

April 12, 2023, 6:03am Business

Motor Moka was a Portland landmark — a drive-thru coffee joint before that was a popular thing. Read story

3rd Congressional District Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, left, listens to U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Xochitl Torres-Small answer a question Tuesday at Van der Salm Farms in Woodland.

Perez and USDA undersecretary discuss problems, solutions with Clark County farmers

3rd Congressional District Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, left, listens to U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Xochitl Torres-Small answer a question Tuesday at Van der Salm Farms in Woodland.

April 5, 2023, 11:44am Business

Climate change. Transportation costs. Storage. Labor shortages. Lack of a central food hub. Tedious grant applications. Read story