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‘Kind of a win-win’: Concordia University St. Paul helps meet booming nursing demand

April 27, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Health

About four years ago, Vancouver resident Magnus Kofoed was unsure of the next step in his professional career. Now, Kofoed is just two weeks away from graduating from the Accelerated… Read story

Summer jobs picture upbeat for Clark County teens

April 18, 2024, 6:05am Business

Teen employment in Clark County has been on the decline for years but not anymore — good news for teens wanting to earn some money this summer. Read story

WorkSource has money available for employee training

May 16, 2024, 5:57am Business

A WorkSource initiative seeks to help companies in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties by supporting their employee training. Read story

Workforce Southwest Washington to hold business workshops

May 16, 2024, 5:56am Business

Companies that want to reach a larger pool of qualified, diverse candidates, fill open jobs and retain valued employees can attend a workshop series sponsored by Workforce Southwest Washington, the nonprofit local workforce development board for Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. Read story

People walk down the sidewalk and sit outside Tuesday at the Waterfront Vancouver. The development along the Columbia River has been a major economic boost for Vancouver over the past few years.

Key economic figures mixed, but expert calls indicators for Clark County’s economy positive

People walk down the sidewalk and sit outside Tuesday at the Waterfront Vancouver. The development along the Columbia River has been a major economic boost for Vancouver over the past few years.

March 28, 2024, 6:06am Business

Rising energy bills, grocery prices and interest rates have led to Clark County residents’ dinner-table speculation about the state of the local economy. Building, labor, spending and inflation figures are mixed, although an expert says these key indicators seem generally positive. Here is a look at some of the local… 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.

Ridgefield Golden Grads’ scholarship will be for students interested in Clark College trades programs

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.

March 22, 2024, 6:06am Business

A group of Ridgefield High School alumni — the Ridgefield Golden Grads — are looking to help graduates interested in trades programs at Clark College. Read story

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

PeaceHealth sued by former worker, accused of wage and hours violations

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

March 5, 2024, 6:03am Business

A former employee of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver has filed a class-action lawsuit against the health system for alleged wage and hour violations, including failing to provide employees with meal and rest breaks. Read story

Instructor Allora Maxey leads a class on interviewing for jobs Nov. 29 at Next in east Vancouver. Teens and young adults from around the area meet at Next nearly every day to get career advice and job-seeking training.

Vancouver career program Next prepares young adults 16 to 24 years old for future

Instructor Allora Maxey leads a class on interviewing for jobs Nov. 29 at Next in east Vancouver. Teens and young adults from around the area meet at Next nearly every day to get career advice and job-seeking training.

December 28, 2023, 6:07am Business

Thousands of young adults have passed through Next’s doors in Vancouver since it opened in 2018. They’ve received career coaching, job search support, GED testing and even free food. Read story

Instructor Tom Bauras, left in black shirt, works with students including Alex Thompson, center, while simulating a cross haul during safety training at the new Northwest Renewable Energy Institute campus in Vancouver on Dec. 20. The business built a new facility on Fruit Valley Road that teaches students how to work on wind turbines.

Northwest Renewable Energy Institute’s new campus has training structure that simulates working on wind turbines

Instructor Tom Bauras, left in black shirt, works with students including Alex Thompson, center, while simulating a cross haul during safety training at the new Northwest Renewable Energy Institute campus in Vancouver on Dec. 20. The business built a new facility on Fruit Valley Road that teaches students how to work on wind turbines.

December 26, 2023, 6:08am Business

Northwest Renewable Energy Institute opened a second campus earlier this year on Fruit Valley Road in Vancouver with a new 20-foot indoor tower that simulates the experience of working on a wind turbine. Read story

Shoppers browse the shelves at the grand opening of the downtown Vancouver New Seasons. Clark County employers added 1,200 jobs in October, with the latest labor report showing year-over-year growth in virtually every sector of the economy.

Clark County employers add 1,200 jobs in October

Shoppers browse the shelves at the grand opening of the downtown Vancouver New Seasons. Clark County employers added 1,200 jobs in October, with the latest labor report showing year-over-year growth in virtually every sector of the economy.

November 24, 2023, 6:05am Business

Clark County employers added 1,200 jobs in October, with the latest labor report showing year-over-year growth in virtually every sector of the economy. Read story