[caption id="attachment_20944" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/scaliger[/caption] Washington state workers who lost their jobs due to COVID-19-related disruptions can apply for $300 in extra weekly unemployment benefits. The federal program, called Lost Wage Assistan...
[caption id="attachment_20525" align="aligncenter" width="525"] iStock.com/Kunal Mahto[/caption] Undocumented workers in Washington state who missed out on coronavirus-related federal assistance have access to financial help. A new $40 million relief fund setup by Gov. Jay Inslee and a coalition o...
[caption id="attachment_20078" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/DmyTo[/caption] President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders replacing the expired $600 weekly unemployment benefit with $400 per week and  deferring payroll taxes after Congress missed a Friday ...
Nearly 110 million people in the U.S., representing three-quarters of the workforce, have jobs that can't be done remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a University of Washington study. The study found that these workers, which are also the lowest-paid in the country, are not only p...
A pair of laid-off workers whose unemployment benefits have been delayed for more than two months during the coronavirus pandemic have sued Washington state. Filed Friday with the Supreme Court, the lawsuit demands that the Employment Security Department (ESD) release all payments owed to legitim...
A week after Washington state announced plans to temporarily halt the payment of unemployment checks due to a spike in suspicious claims, the extent of the fraud scheme is coming into focus. Fraudsters have used the stolen personal information of tens of thousands of Washingtonians to secure hund...
With the economy in shambles due to COVID-19, Washington state has delayed the payment of unemployment checks after discovering a rising number of fraudulent claims using stolen personal information. Suzi LeVine, the state’s Employment Security Department (ESD) Commissioner, reported a "signi...
Our greatest priority is keeping safe and supporting one another during these unprecedented times. Recognizing these extraordinary challenges, Patrick and I want to share some of our plans about how our team is moving forward. Our primary focus is on service to our clients, service to our commun...
“American Factory,” an important new Netflix documentary that spotlights the looming struggle workers face in the age of automation, has extra meaning in states like Washington, where some of the biggest companies in the world are going to great lengths to make operations ever more efficient. ...
It's clever, but also a troubling sign of Japan's labor priorities. Researchers at the Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Institute have built HRP-5P, a humanoid robot that can do a large number of construction tasks during labor shortages or in the case of serious hazards. The pr...