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Worksource staff makes virtual transition

In just four days, Spokane’s employment and worker training agency WorkSource moved its entire staff of 125 workers home as coronavirus began its march across the state. ...

City of Spokane Valley moves ahead with projects

The city of Spokane Valley is planning to move forward with all of its planned public projects and has moved up some start dates due to the school closures, says city spokesman Jeff Kleingartner. ...

Concrete pumping tax to proceed

A bill intended to clarify the definition of concrete pumping services for tax-assessment purposes will be reintroduced in the next session of the Washington state Legislature, says Sen. Jeff Holy, of Cheney. ...

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Estimated $440 million in construction projects on hold in Spokane area

Nearly $440 million in commercial and residential construction projects is estimated to be on hold in the Spokane region during Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” mandate that has deemed private residential and commercial construction ...

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Preparing for CARES: Businesses line up for Paycheck Protection Program loans

Spokane-area small-business owners are looking into taking advantage of aid offered to them through the CARES Act, says Sheryl McGrath, Spokane-based associate state director of the Washington Small Business Development Center. ...

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State ABLE programs helps disabled people save for future

Washington state has added another tool to its roster to provide financial independence for those with disabilities and is engaged in a statewide push to increase awareness of its new ABLE program. ...

Spokane employers send first wave of layoff notices to state

Over the last few weeks, a half-dozen businesses with employees in Spokane County have filed notices signaling the Washington state Employment Security Department of temporary layoffs of more than 800 workers. ...

Stimulus loan program gets off to rocky start, is important lifeline nonetheless

When the year began, business was booming, and the biggest challenge for many employers was finding qualified job applicants. Suddenly, we’re in an economic environment no one anticipated. ...

Spokane-area small businesses look to benefit from CARES Act

Spokane-area small-business owners are looking into taking advantage of aid offered to them through the CARES Act, says Sheryl McGrath, Spokane-based associate state director of the Washington Small Business Development Center....

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Spokane-area builders scramble to comply with state mandate

Spokane-area contractors are scrambling to comply with recent updates to Gov. Jay Inslee’s “stay home, stay healthy” order that has deemed commercial and residential construction as nonessential....

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