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ZoomInfo CEO Henry Schuck, whose company is one of the fastest growing in the county, is pictured in his downtown office. The Vancouver-based form, formerly known as DiscoverOrg, has filed for an IPO.

ZoomInfo, formerly DiscoverOrg, files for IPO

ZoomInfo CEO Henry Schuck, whose company is one of the fastest growing in the county, is pictured in his downtown office. The Vancouver-based form, formerly known as DiscoverOrg, has filed for an IPO.

November 26, 2019, 1:41pm Business

One of Vancouver’s largest employers, ZoomInfo, formerly DiscoverOrg, announced it is seeking approval from regulators for an initial public offering to sell shares in the company, the company said on Tuesday. Read story

Bartender and server Garrett Lawler, center, serves customers at Mt. Tabor Brewing in Felida on Tuesday evening. Lawler said he's looking forward to the increase in minimum wage. "It's absolutely fantastic," he said. Top: Lawler pours beer at Mt. Tabor Brewing.

Minimum wage rises to $13.50 Jan. 1, creating challenge for businesses

Bartender and server Garrett Lawler, center, serves customers at Mt. Tabor Brewing in Felida on Tuesday evening. Lawler said he's looking forward to the increase in minimum wage. "It's absolutely fantastic," he said. Top: Lawler pours beer at Mt. Tabor Brewing.

November 24, 2019, 6:03am Business

At Mt. Tabor Brewing Company’s pub in Felida, 10 of the 21 workers are getting a raise effective Jan. 1. They’ll see their hourly rate bumped from $12 to $13.50, thanks to Initiative 433, passed by Washington voters in 2016. Read story

Construction workers work on a home in Cedars Village, a new subdivision in southeast Battle Ground.

Employment in Clark County sees ‘average October’

Construction workers work on a home in Cedars Village, a new subdivision in southeast Battle Ground.

November 19, 2019, 4:49pm Business

It was a run-of-the-mill October for Clark County’s job market, which saw a gain of 2,900 jobs. And most of those — 1,700 jobs — were seasonal positions from the education sector with school back in session. Read story

The construction and mining sector in Clark County gained 1,000 jobs in September over 2018, a 6.6 percent growth rate.

Education sector propels Clark County’s September job growth

The construction and mining sector in Clark County gained 1,000 jobs in September over 2018, a 6.6 percent growth rate.

October 23, 2019, 6:03am Business

The education sector led the charge for job gains in Clark County last month, adding about half of the roughly 1,600 jobs that the county picked up. That’s according to the latest labor market report from the state’s regional labor economist, Scott Bailey. Read story

Devon Laverne, a 2018 graduate from Mountain View High School in Evergreen District, works in the laser mark department at SEH America in Vancouver.

County gets latest state Center of Excellence

Devon Laverne, a 2018 graduate from Mountain View High School in Evergreen District, works in the laser mark department at SEH America in Vancouver.

September 12, 2019, 5:22pm Business

Clark County is now home to Washington’s newest Center of Excellence, a state office that operates pipeline programs aimed at connecting students with job training. Read story

Robertson & Olson fleet manager Darin Borg, left, and owner Matt Olson, right, look at a row of excavators at the new J. Stout Auctions facility in Washougal on Tuesday.

J. Stout Auctions finds new home in Washougal

Robertson & Olson fleet manager Darin Borg, left, and owner Matt Olson, right, look at a row of excavators at the new J. Stout Auctions facility in Washougal on Tuesday.

September 11, 2019, 6:02am Business

WASHOUGAL — Industrial equipment auction company J. Stout Auctions officially opened its new auction yard with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. Read story

Katie North, a learning support educator at Skyview High School, left, chats with Mona Rominger of the Vancouver Education Association executive board as she attends an educational union meeting at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership on Aug. 9. At top, a colorful button is seen on the T-shirt of Vancouver Education Association executive board member Mona Rominger.

Union membership steady in Clark County after ruling

Katie North, a learning support educator at Skyview High School, left, chats with Mona Rominger of the Vancouver Education Association executive board as she attends an educational union meeting at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership on Aug. 9. At top, a colorful button is seen on the T-shirt of Vancouver Education Association executive board member Mona Rominger.

August 25, 2019, 6:02am Business

On an early Friday morning at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership, Kari Van Nostran stood in front of about 60 teachers and other education professionals newly hired by Vancouver Public Schools with an invitation to join a “large family.” Read story

Clark County saw an increase in recreational service jobs — a category that includes lifeguards — in July.

Seasonal school layoffs spell net job loss in July in Clark County

Clark County saw an increase in recreational service jobs — a category that includes lifeguards — in July.

August 21, 2019, 6:00am Business

Clark County saw a substantial amount of job losses and job gains over the month of July, culminating in a net loss of 600 nonfarm jobs, according to the latest data from the Washington Employment Security Department, leaving the county’s total employment at 170,900. Read story

City to hold 3 open houses on A Stronger Vancouver

August 20, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Vancouver will hold three open houses in different parts of the city on A Stronger Vancouver, an ambitious plan to raise an additional $30 million annually in revenue. Read story

SEIU Local 775 member Ethan Shett, left, addresses Department of Labor and Industries representatives Allison Drake, from right, Elizabeth Smith and Joshua Grice during a public hearing Thursday morning regarding proposed changes to the state’s overtime rules.

Vancouver hearing explores overtime pay proposals

SEIU Local 775 member Ethan Shett, left, addresses Department of Labor and Industries representatives Allison Drake, from right, Elizabeth Smith and Joshua Grice during a public hearing Thursday morning regarding proposed changes to the state’s overtime rules.

August 15, 2019, 7:00pm Business

Vancouver workers, business owners, unions and business organization representatives gathered Thursday for a public hearing on a proposed set of changes to Washington’s rules governing salaried, overtime-exempt workers. Read story