Posted by Dave Gallagher on May 26, 2015
Whatcom County’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than six years as employment grew significantly in the construction and transportation sectors.
The local unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in April, the lowest since November 2008, according to data from the Washington State Employment Security Department. Last month 5,540 people were actively seeking work, which is the lowest level since October 2008.
Last month’s tally of people actively seeking work is down from the recession peak of 11,250 in February 2010.
Posted by Dave Gallagher on May 21, 2015
Whatcom Community College is on track to offer a four-year information technology networking degree in the fall of 2017.
Posted on May 20, 2015
Here’s a news release from the Whatcom Council of Governments, looking for feedback about the region’s transportation system:
Posted on May 15, 2015
Here’s a link to a list of award-winners at the annual Associated General Contractors Build Washington program, held on Thursday, May 14 at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.
Posted by Dave Gallagher on May 15, 2015
A food truck patio is getting going on Monday, May 18, at the Faithlife parking lot at the Bay Street and Champion Street intersection near Pickford Film Center. It will have picnic tables and planter boxes, along with one or two local food trucks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays until Labor Day.