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Grant helps injured employees get back on the job
October 30, 2014

By Kevin Dudley, WSU Spokane

Smart-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A nursing professor at Washington State University Spokane has developed materials to save time and money for employees, employers and the state’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).

Energy workforce gaps addressed in post-recession study
November 12, 2013

CENTRALIA, Wash. – Electric utility employment in the Pacific Northwest exceeds 40,000 highly skilled workers and generates nearly $2.8 billion in annual payrolls, according to a new labor market study. On average, the region’s utility wages are 82 percent higher than the average for jobs across all industries.

Behavioral interviewing helps employers find best candidates
July 8, 2013

SPOKANE, Wash. – Demand for training in behavioral interviewing is on the rise as employers increase hiring following the recession. A workshop on this method will be held 8-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at 665 N Riverpoint Blvd. There is no cost but pre-registration is requested at http://wsbdc.org/training-calendar.

Behavioral interviewing is based on the premise that past behavior predicts future behavior. The likelihood of success for a job candidate is assessed by soliciting examples of past job performance and evaluating them in light of new job requirements.

Behavioral interviewing was developed about 30 years ago … » More …