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Clark County employers add 1,300 jobs in June

July 26, 2022, 5:56pm Business

Clark County employers added a massive 1,300 new jobs in June, adjusted for seasonal changes, according to figures released Tuesday by the Employment Security Department. Read story

ZoomInfo discovers new niche in its data

July 7, 2022, 6:00am Business

ZoomInfo is aiming to compete with LinkedIn by using its massive databases and AI tools to find job candidates for any business’ open positions. Read story

Callie Christensen, co-CEO of Slumberkins, talks about the challenges facing her business this year during the annual Economic Forecast Breakfast at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Other panelists were Esther Liu of LSW Architects and Scott Bailey of the state Employment Security Department.

Keynote speaker at economic forecast event lauds Clark County’s recovery

Callie Christensen, co-CEO of Slumberkins, talks about the challenges facing her business this year during the annual Economic Forecast Breakfast at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Other panelists were Esther Liu of LSW Architects and Scott Bailey of the state Employment Security Department.

June 2, 2022, 7:04pm Business

Gas prices are too high. Housing is in short supply. Consumer confidence is falling. Read story

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Clark County’s expected jobs fell short in April

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May 28, 2022, 5:05pm Business

April was not the best month for Clark County’s job market. Due to seasonal trends, 700 net new jobs were expected, but only 200 jobs were tallied. Read story

Ron Williams, construction supervisor for the Port of Vancouver, looks on as crews demolish a section of the former Red Lion Hotel at the Quay as the new AC Hotel by Marriott is under construction nearby, right, Tuesday morning.

Job numbers in Clark County hit record high

Ron Williams, construction supervisor for the Port of Vancouver, looks on as crews demolish a section of the former Red Lion Hotel at the Quay as the new AC Hotel by Marriott is under construction nearby, right, Tuesday morning.

April 20, 2022, 4:17pm Business

The local job market is growing beyond pre-COVID levels, according to new data released by the Washington Employment Security Department on Tuesday. Read story

Bartender Mike Dunning serves lunch in the dining room at Main Event East in late 2021.

Clark County jobs data shows strength

Bartender Mike Dunning serves lunch in the dining room at Main Event East in late 2021.

March 9, 2022, 7:15pm Business

In the months of July, August and September, Clark County employed 1,400 more people than initial data showed, and the county also added another 800 jobs in January after seasonal adjustments. Read story

Driver Jennifer Heinlein of Vancouver would benefit from a proposed new law that would require ride-hail companies to pay benefits and minimum wage to contractors. Opponents say it will drive up the cost of rides.

Clark County, Washington ride-hail drivers could soon be getting raise, benefits

Driver Jennifer Heinlein of Vancouver would benefit from a proposed new law that would require ride-hail companies to pay benefits and minimum wage to contractors. Opponents say it will drive up the cost of rides.

March 4, 2022, 6:44pm Business

Drivers for ride-hail companies don’t always get the best treatment. When Jennifer Heinlein, an Uber driver, was driving a passenger home from the airport one night, her car was smashed when a drunk driver caused a multiple car pileup on the St. John’s Bridge that launched her into oncoming traffic.… Read story

Jessica Jackson used to work in Oregon, but now can work at home in Vancouver, using the income tax savings to help pay for day care for her son, Colin, 4. She and her husband, David, just welcomed twins Landon and Levi.

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

Jessica Jackson used to work in Oregon, but now can work at home in Vancouver, using the income tax savings to help pay for day care for her son, Colin, 4. She and her husband, David, just welcomed twins Landon and Levi.

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

A worker lends a hand to the construction of VITA Elementary School at 1111 Fort Vancouver Way. The school is set to open in fall 2022.

Clark County’s strong November job market beats state numbers

A worker lends a hand to the construction of VITA Elementary School at 1111 Fort Vancouver Way. The school is set to open in fall 2022.

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