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Clark County residents employed by Oregon firms but working from home save big on taxes

January 20, 2022, 6:00am Business

Vancouver resident Jessica Jackson made the monotonous drive to her Portland workplace every workday until the pandemic hit, when she shifted to remote work. Read story

Clark County’s strong November job market beats state numbers

December 21, 2021, 6:01pm Business

Clark County’s job market enjoyed another strong month in November, adding 1,200 nonfarm jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis. Read story

The homepage of the Washington Employment Security Department.

400 fewer Clark County residents employed in September

The homepage of the Washington Employment Security Department.

October 26, 2021, 6:44pm Business

There were 400 fewer employed residents in Clark County in September, but the recovery continues on an upward trend, said Scott Bailey, regional economist for Southwest Washington. Read story

Bartender Mike Dunning serves lunch in the dining room at Main Event East.

Labor shortage still order of the day in Clark County

Bartender Mike Dunning serves lunch in the dining room at Main Event East.

October 3, 2021, 6:05am Business

It’s been about a month since the federal government ended unemployment insurance benefits for more than 7,000 people in Clark County. And although there’s no official data to back it up, there’s been no mass return to the workforce to ease an ongoing labor shortage affecting mostly restaurants and hotels. Read story

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Wednesday.

Health care unions say Washington hospitals ‘on the brink of a crisis’

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Wednesday.

September 26, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Washington hospitals have spent the past month enduring the largest wave yet of COVID-19 cases, and the surge is prompting health care worker unions to issue renewed calls for hospitals to take additional steps to combat burnout, retain existing caregivers and maintain their overall staff levels. Read story

New homes are under construction at Kennedy Farm in Ridgefield .

Unemployment numbers fall as Clark County adds 1,300 jobs in August

New homes are under construction at Kennedy Farm in Ridgefield .

September 22, 2021, 6:01am Business

Clark County is within 0.6 percent of regaining the number of jobs lost when COVID-19 hit and caused a massive wipeout of the economy. Read story

Raoul Campbell-Rouzan of Vancouver packs up his garage while gearing up for his upcoming move to Arizona on Friday morning. A record number of people are quitting their jobs during the pandemic.

Clark County workers may be part of ‘Great Resignation’ trend

Raoul Campbell-Rouzan of Vancouver packs up his garage while gearing up for his upcoming move to Arizona on Friday morning. A record number of people are quitting their jobs during the pandemic.

September 18, 2021, 6:05am Business

The remote-work atmosphere of the pandemic left lots of extra time for Raoul Campbell-Rouzan to rethink his career path. As a worker at the Washington State Department of Transportation, he didn’t have the urge of excitement for his job. Although it was steady, the slow burn of his dissatisfaction with… Read story

"Getting back to work? I don't know," said Meghan Richardson, who's responsible for her child's care after she's discharged from the hospital.

More than 7,000 Clark County residents to be cut off from federal jobless aid

"Getting back to work? I don't know," said Meghan Richardson, who's responsible for her child's care after she's discharged from the hospital.

September 4, 2021, 6:07am Business

Every day for about five hours, Meghan Richardson visits her daughter, Rose Washington, at the hospital’s intensive care unit. Rose was born prematurely before her lungs could fully develop. Read story

Jennifer Le of Vancouver, left, enjoys a treat at Ice Cream Renaissance in Uptown Village with her sister, Julie, on Monday afternoon. Washington's renewed indoor mask mandate took effect Monday.

Clark County business owners, employees, customers adjust as mask mandate returns

Jennifer Le of Vancouver, left, enjoys a treat at Ice Cream Renaissance in Uptown Village with her sister, Julie, on Monday afternoon. Washington's renewed indoor mask mandate took effect Monday.

August 23, 2021, 6:31pm Business

Clark County retailers reacted with a mix of resignation and trepidation as Washington’s renewed mask mandate took effect Monday. Read story

A person dressed as Sasquatch greets those seeking employment at a job fair on Thursday afternoon. The fair drew more than 100 employers looking to meet with job seekers to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. At top, Henry Pio of Hazel Dell, from left, talks with Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler as she greets his stepdaughter, Geovanna Alarcon, who is looking for employment.

Herrera Beutler’s job fair draws record number of employers

A person dressed as Sasquatch greets those seeking employment at a job fair on Thursday afternoon. The fair drew more than 100 employers looking to meet with job seekers to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. At top, Henry Pio of Hazel Dell, from left, talks with Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler as she greets his stepdaughter, Geovanna Alarcon, who is looking for employment.

August 19, 2021, 7:55pm Business

Following a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s annual Clark County jobs fair returned Thursday, drawing what she and her staff described as a record turnout of employers and likely a record number of job seekers. Read story