Local Jobs http://www.kplu.org en Jobless in Idaho: Laid off mill worker uncertain of his future http://www.kplu.org/post/jobless-idaho-laid-mill-worker-uncertain-his-future <p>When the Clearwater Paper sawmill announced it was selling its Lewiston mill to the Idaho Forest Group back in October, the fate of 250 mill jobs was unclear. For many, it still is, even as the mill gets ready to re-open next week. For one of those laid-off workers, the upcoming holidays are just a reminder of that uncertainty.</p><p>This year, December 25th has taken on a new meaning for Allen Brown. It&rsquo;s the day he&rsquo;ll receive his final severance-pay-check from the former Clearwater Paper sawmill in Lewiston. &ldquo;So, Merry Christmas,&quot; Brown says. &quot;I&rsquo;ll be trying to live on unemployment and raise three kids and myself.&rdquo;</p><p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:42:40 +0000 Boise State Public Radio 3464 at http://www.kplu.org Jobless in Idaho: Laid off mill worker uncertain of his future Seattle celebrates Amazon.com's new headquarters in South Lake Union neighborhood http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-celebrates-amazoncoms-new-headquarters-south-lake-union-neighborhood <p>One of Seattle&#39;s most famous employers is moving. City leaders are celebrating&hellip;because online-retailing giant <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Locations-Careers/b/ref=amb_link_5763692_4?ie=UTF8&amp;node=239366011&amp;pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=left-4&amp;pf_rd_r=06ACEX0Z6NC4AKRA6QYE&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1273688042&amp;pf_rd_i=239364011">Amazon.com</a> is only moving a few miles across town.&nbsp;</p><p>The new headquarters complex is large enough to house several thousand employees.</p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 00:00:22 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1053 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle celebrates Amazon.com's new headquarters in South Lake Union neighborhood Ailing retailer Harry & David expected to survive, but shrink http://www.kplu.org/post/ailing-retailer-harry-david-expected-survive-shrink <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956888.mp3</p><p>One of the best known Northwest brands is on the verge of bond default or bankruptcy according to financial analysts. Gourmet food retailer Harry &amp; David is one of the biggest employers in southern Oregon. It also has a network of anxious suppliers around the region.</p><p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:25:40 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 968 at http://www.kplu.org Ailing retailer Harry & David expected to survive, but shrink State's jobless rate drops http://www.kplu.org/post/states-jobless-rate-drops <p>Washington state added 11,000 jobs in&nbsp;January as the unemployment rate in state dropped from 9.3% &nbsp;in December to 9.1% at the start of the year.</p><div>It&#39;s the strongest month of job growth in three years, and the largest since November 2007, the month before the national&nbsp;recession began. The gains came outside the agriculture sector.</div><p> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 00:38:33 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 908 at http://www.kplu.org Monday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/monday-mornings-headlines-4 <p>Making headlines today:</p><ul><li><strong>Legislature convenes today</strong></li><li><strong>State worker job losses add up</strong></li><li><strong>Seahawks get Chicago next</strong></li></ul><p> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:05:48 +0000 KPLU News Staff 505 at http://www.kplu.org Monday morning's headlines Lakewood releases Lewis-McChord growth coordination plans http://www.kplu.org/post/lakewood-releases-lewis-mcchord-growth-coordination-plans <p>When 17-thousand troops returned from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan this past fall, Joint Base Lewis McChord became the 3rd largest employer in the state.&nbsp;</p><p>That's according to the City of Lakewood, which <a href="http://www.jblm-growth.com/coordination-plan">has released </a><a href="http://www.jblm-growth.com/coordination-plan">a plan</a> to accommodate the rapid population growth in the communities around the base.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 05:02:43 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 411 at http://www.kplu.org Lakewood releases Lewis-McChord growth coordination plans Boeing Increasing Output of Popular 777 Jets http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-increasing-output-popular-777-jets <p>Boeing is still struggling to iron out kinks in the production of its new 787 Dreamliner.&nbsp; The company is expected to announce the latest delay for that program this week.&nbsp;</p><p>Meantime, it says demand is so great for its tried and true 777 that <a href="http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&amp;item=1563">it will be increasing output of that jet</a>.</p><p> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 14:10:49 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp & The Associated Press 402 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing Increasing Output of Popular 777 Jets Boeing cuts ribbon on new P-8 facility http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-cuts-ribbon-new-p-8-facility <P>Boeing has cut the ribbon on a new production facility in south Seattle.&nbsp; It's where a version of its best-selling 737 aircraft will be transformed into one of the US navy's most advanced surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The new P-8A Poseidon will replace the cold-war era P-3C airplanes that are used to hunt out enemy submarines in missions all over the world.&nbsp; The US Navy has ordered 117 of them to begin going into service in 2013.&nbsp; India's navy has also ordered a version of the new plane and talks are underway with several other foreign Thu, 11 Nov 2010 20:10:05 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 122 at http://www.kplu.org