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Employment Security Department Commissioner Cami Feek, left, and Workforce Southwest Washington Director of Communications Julia Maglione, right, look around a room during a Workforce Southwest Washington tour of The Inn at University Village assisted living facility.

Workforce Southwest Washington helps train, retain health care workers

Employment Security Department Commissioner Cami Feek, left, and Workforce Southwest Washington Director of Communications Julia Maglione, right, look around a room during a Workforce Southwest Washington tour of The Inn at University Village assisted living facility.

July 18, 2023, 7:25pm Business

There are chronic employee shortages in the region’s health care system. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the area’s long-term care facilities. It’s a hurdle that Workforce Southwest Washington is working to overcome. Read story

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

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

Washington's year-over-year change in annual pay was 7.9% in March, higher than the national average, with a median annual salary of $60,200 for workers who've stayed in their role for the past 12 months, according to new data released today in ADP National Employment Report’s Pay Insights for March 2023.

Wages on the rise in Washington

Washington's year-over-year change in annual pay was 7.9% in March, higher than the national average, with a median annual salary of $60,200 for workers who've stayed in their role for the past 12 months, according to new data released today in ADP National Employment Report’s Pay Insights for March 2023.

April 6, 2023, 6:04am Business

Washington employees’ wages are on the rise, according to a report from payroll processor ADP. Read story

Health care and social assistance added 1,400 jobs in Clark County in February.

Clark County showing good job growth

Health care and social assistance added 1,400 jobs in Clark County in February.

March 30, 2023, 6:00am Business

Clark County added 600 seasonally adjusted jobs in February, according to the latest employment numbers released from the Washington Employment Security Department. Read story

Construction is underway on Broadstone Apartments Block 19 near the Claro Building, background center, and The Columbia on the Waterfront Vancouver on Tuesday.

Clark County gains 1,600 jobs in January

Construction is underway on Broadstone Apartments Block 19 near the Claro Building, background center, and The Columbia on the Waterfront Vancouver on Tuesday.

March 8, 2023, 6:05am Business

Clark County’s normally big new-year drop in jobs was less severe than usual, according to the Washington Employment Security Department. Read story

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on in September 2021.

Clark County, regional hiring appears to slow

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on in September 2021.

January 24, 2023, 5:38pm Business

Hiring in Clark County appeared to be slowing in December, according to preliminary estimates from the Washington Employment Security Department. It was the same situation in each of Southwest Washington’s counties. Read story

A company sweatshirt is seen on the chair of an employee at Sigma Design.

Camas-based Sigma Design laying off 42 employees

A company sweatshirt is seen on the chair of an employee at Sigma Design.

January 17, 2023, 5:34pm Business

Camas-based Sigma Design Inc. is permanently laying off 42 employees in Camas and Vancouver as of Jan. 31, according to the Washington Employment Security Department. Read story