Wenatchee makes list of national cities with best job growth

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Currently, the United States is experiencing an exceptional rise in available employment. The U.S. added 134,000 new jobs alone in September, which marked the 96th consecutive month of gains in employment for the nation. While over the last five years, the number of people in the U.S. who have found work has risen by 11.2 million or 7.8 percent. More…

Washington’s future winemakers have 4 in-state college options

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ONE SURE SIGN that the Washington wine industry is reaching another level of maturity is that we now have four schools providing winemaking and viticulture education. Before this development, Washington relied on other regions — typically California — to provide education and training to our winemakers. More…

School stats: How well are Washington students prepared for the jobs of the future?

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By 2021, 740,000 jobs are expected to open in Washington state. For the most part, employers will likely staff these positions with workers who have completed some formal education beyond high school. But that could cause a disconnect in the Evergreen State, where only 40 percent of high-school graduates ever go on to earn a college degree, apprenticeship or other … Read More