Employment http://kplu.org en Boeing to Reduce Research and Tech Jobs in Wash. State by as Many as 1,200 http://kplu.org/post/boeing-reduce-research-and-tech-jobs-wash-state-many-1200 <p>Boeing says its research and technology workforce in Washington state will probably shrink by as many as 1,200 jobs as the company shifts work to other states including Alabama, Missouri and South Carolina.</p><p>The news comes on a day when many people in Washington are waiting to hear whether Boeing will accept a preliminary contract proposal from the machinists’ union. The union is seeking to reach an agreement with the company that would guarantee production of the next 777 jet in the Puget Sound region, securing thousands of jobs.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:31:22 +0000 Ashley Gross 11652 at http://kplu.org Boeing to Reduce Research and Tech Jobs in Wash. State by as Many as 1,200 Seattle Metro Area Ranks 1st for New Jobs, 2nd for Wage Growth http://kplu.org/post/seattle-metro-area-ranks-1st-new-jobs-2nd-wage-growth <p>It appears the going is good for the working man in the Puget Sound area.&nbsp;</p><p>The Seattle metro area saw the most new jobs last month, and the second largest wage growth in recent years in spite of the financial crisis, according to new reports.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:34:58 +0000 Martha Kang 9896 at http://kplu.org Seattle Metro Area Ranks 1st for New Jobs, 2nd for Wage Growth Forecast for the Puget Sound regional economy: Pretty sunny http://kplu.org/post/forecast-puget-sound-regional-economy-pretty-sunny <p>The national economy will continue to climb out of the recession this year, and the Puget Sound region is forecast to do even better. That’s the word from an economic forecast conference in Seattle.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:45:22 +0000 Ashley Gross 7533 at http://kplu.org Forecast for the Puget Sound regional economy: Pretty sunny Gregoire signs $1B stimulus plan for Washington http://kplu.org/post/gregoire-signs-1b-stimulus-plan-washington <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire has approved a $1 billion stimulus plan that seeks to get construction workers back on the job.</p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 00:29:58 +0000 The Associated Press 4835 at http://kplu.org Boeing employment in Washington highest since 1999 http://kplu.org/post/boeing-employment-washington-highest-1999 <p>Boeing&#39;s payroll in Washington has risen to more than 82,000 workers.</p><div><p>That&#39;s up nearly 9,000 jobs since the end of 2010, and the highest Boeing employment in the state since 1999.</p><p><a href="http://is.gd/NEOwrd">The News Tribune reports</a> the company has more than regained the jobs Boeing cut after the 9-11 attacks. Companywide, Boeing employed nearly 172,000 workers at the end of February.</p></div> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:59:25 +0000 The Associated Press 4419 at http://kplu.org Boeing employment in Washington highest since 1999 Wash. eyes $1B stimulus plan to aid construction http://kplu.org/post/wash-eyes-1b-stimulus-plan-aid-construction <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; Washington lawmakers are looking at a $1 billion stimulus package to help create construction jobs.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 21:23:30 +0000 The Associated Press 3920 at http://kplu.org Do Law Schools Cook Their Employment Numbers? http://kplu.org/post/do-law-schools-cook-their-employment-numbers It's often assumed that even in tough times, lawyers can find good jobs. But that proposition is being overturned by a tight legal market, and by a glut of graduates.<p>The nation's law schools are facing growing pressure to be more upfront about their graduates' job prospects. Many students say they were lured in by juicy job numbers, but when they got out, all they ended up with is massive debt.<p>Chloe Gilgan enrolled at New York Law School in 2005, with one thing in mind: getting a good paying job. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:23:32 +0000 Larry Abramson 3756 at http://kplu.org Do Law Schools Cook Their Employment Numbers?