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Up to 300 Jobs at Hanford to be Cut

RICHLAND  (AP) — Contractors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state say they're preparing to slash up to 300 jobs by this fall...

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Food Stamp Requirements; Sugar & Obesity

** A new battle is brewing in Congress over ways to push unemployed, work-capable food stamp recipients into jobs.

Senate Ag Chairman Pat Roberts, of Kansas, assured hundreds of anti-hunger activists Tuesday that he would oppose any attempt to give states control of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by converting it into block grants...

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Are You Making What You Are Worth In Yakima?

I've been a radio broadcaster since I was 18, working my way up the ladder in the broadcasting world so my knowledge of what other people earn in Yakima hasn't been something I'd readily know.

I was doing research on another article and it occurred to me that may be I wasn't the only interested in how my current salary stacks up against the national average. I soon discovered that my salary in Yakima is under the average nationwide for Radio Broadcasters.

It did get me interested enough to dig in further on how other Yakima salaries stack up against their national averages.

I did find a website that does all the comparison for you so jump in and take a look.

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DICK’S Sporting Goods is Coming to Yakima and They’re Hiring!

DICK'S Sporting Goods is gearing up to open in Union Gap June 16 and they need to fill about 70 full-time and part-time positions. If you're passionate about sports and the outdoors, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

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Washington State Is #1 For Job And Wage Growth According To Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

ADP, a company that touts themselves as "a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions" has put out their quarterly "Workforce Vitality Index" which measure indicators like Total Employment Growth, Job Turnover Ratio, Change In Hours Worked, Wage Growth for the who stay in the same job and Wage Growth for those who change jobs and once again Washington leads the nation in wage and job growth...

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Exxon Valdez Oil Disaster 15 Years Later
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Ever Dream of Going Out to Sea? Fishing Company is Recruiting in Yakima, Kennewick

Everybody knows I love fishing. I'd do it for a living if I didn't love being a DJ so much.

So I couldn't help doing a little daydreaming when I heard Silver Bay Seafoods is looking for fishing boat crews in Alaska this spring and summer.

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Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged
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Feds Won’t Raise Interest Rate; Voluntary GMO Labeling Gets Support From National Farmers Union

The Federal Reserve will not increase interest rates at this week’s meeting but will likely hint that rate hikes are on the horizon. As long as U...

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Unemployment Rate in Washington Ticks Up to 5.5 Percent

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington gained 7,200 jobs overall last month, but the state's unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.5 percent.

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Senate Legislators Make Progress On Trade Deal
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Debate on Trade Promotion Authority Moves Forward; 6.5 Million Dollars to Be Invested in Water Conservation and Water Quality

The Senate passed a motion by a vote of 65 to 33 last week to move forward with debate on trade promotion authority. The Senate also voted to pass the trade preference bill by a vote of 97 to 1 and the customs bill by a vote of 78 to 20...

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Diverse Job Market in Ag Industry; Inflatable Buildings Cost Effective

When we think of farming jobs we tend to think of the big red barn and coveralls but the ag industry has a very diverse job market that can include high tech industries and laboratories as well...

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