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Employment Security seeks feedback on new programs

Calling all self-employed workers (business owners, independent contractors, freelancers, gig workers, sole proprietors) in Washington state! The Washington Employment Security…

Media Advisory: Oral argument tomorrow in BIAW’s suit against the governor and Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

OLYMPIA…The Court of Appeals for Division Two will hear oral arguments tomorrow in a case brought by the Building Industry…

Construction contributes to Washington’s continued economic recovery

The construction industry added 200 jobs from October to November 2020, contributing to an overall private-sector employment increase of 2,600…

Governor extends COVID-19 restrictions to Jan. 4, announces $50 million more in aid   

The governor today extended restrictions originally announced on Nov. 15 to Jan. 4, 2021. He stopped short of expanding restrictions…

New state program offers $135 million in economic support for businesses/families

After receiving urgent messages from industry groups and others about the effects of his most recent COVID-19 restrictions, Gov. Jay…

Washington Small Business Emergency Grant

Gov. Inslee created a new Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program to help small businesses impacted by the COVID-19…