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New Tax Credit Available for Businesses and Nonprofits that Offer Paid Leave to Their Employees to Get Vaccinated.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | News Release, Workforce
April 21, 2020 - President Biden called on employers across America to do everything they can to help their employees – and their communities – get vaccinated. As part of that effort, ... Read More

10 best practices for implementation of lean manufacturing

Friday, April 9, 2021 | Lean, Manufacturing
Many businesses have implemented cutting-edge strategies that require lean manufacturing. These techniques could increase productivity, eliminate waste, decrease numerous types of expenses, optimize t... Read More

Job Skills Program Applications Now Being Accepted! Round 1 Application Deadline is May 31, 2021.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | Manufacturing, Workforce, Grant
  Job Skills Program (JSP) awards grants to licensed educational institutions in Washington. Funds are awarded on a first-approved, rolling basis throughout the fiscal year. Washington&rs... Read More

Circular Innovation Challenge 2021: A Pitch Competition for Best Waste-to-Market Manufactured Product Idea

Circular Innovation Challenge 2021: a virtual pitch competition for the best-manufactured product idea using ‘waste’ or recycled materials. Awards include a $10,000 cash prize, mentorsh... Read More

Working Washington Grants: Round 4 – Open now

Working Washington Grants: Round 4 – Open now.  The application portal will be open until 5:00 PM PDT on April 9. The newest round of Working Washington small business grants is now o... Read More

Paycheck Protection Program Extended through May 31, 2021

Friday, April 2, 2021 | Manufacturing, News Release, Workforce
Paycheck Protection Program Extended through May 31, 2021, Providing Small Businesses with Extra Time to Apply. The PPP a low-interest Small Business Administration loan program helping small busine... Read More

How Today's Business Workforce Is Changing

Monday, March 29, 2021 | Workforce
  The labor force is changing quickly, and companies must adapt to these changes to stay competitive. Most changes that have occurred are ultimately due to modern technology, but the reality i... Read More

Impact Washington Launches Workforce Development Program

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | Economic Development, News Release, Workforce
New Workforce Solutions System Helps Manufacturing Clients Take a Structured Approach to Manage Their Workplace to Drive Optimal Results and Retain Top Talent. Impact Washington, an affiliate of ... Read More

New Lean and Green Coaching Programs Offer Manufacturers An Affordable Way to Learn and Get Support Implementing a Successful Lean Six Sigma Project

Impact Washington and the Washington State Department of Ecology Announce Two Lean and Green Coaching Programs for Companies to Reduce Waste and Improve Quality.  Companies who are struggling ... Read More

Economic Boom from SAFE Boats New Naval Contract Will Be Heard Around the Region

Tacoma-Pierce County has good reason to celebrate this week, even during a global pandemic, after learning that SAFE Boats International was awarded a $20M lead contract for the U.S. Navy to start con... Read More