Today’s labor report brought mostly good news for workers. First, private sector jobs grew by 215,000 from November to December. Second, U.S. companies reported a dramatic fall in the number of layoffs during December, a new report signals. Even more promising, the rate of layoffs in 2012 was the ...
According to an announcement by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), the minimum wage in Washington State is scheduled to increase to $9.19 per hour on January 1, 2013, Each year L&I determines the state’s minimum wage as required by Initiative 688, passed by Washington voters...