Business

New owners for large Kent food distribution warehouse

Harbor Wholesale Foods purchases Food Services of America facility

 

Payroll hiring slows in August; state unemployment rate remains 4.6 percent

Washington’s economy gained 2,300 jobs in August and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for the month was unchanged at 4.6 percent, according to… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2019

 

Kent Turkey Challenge fundraiser coming up

Businesses, schools, churches can sign up to collect donations for Kent Food Bank

  • Sep 18, 2019

 

Grocery workers take to freeway overpasses to spread message

Reaching commuters Wednesday afternoon, evening

  • Sep 18, 2019

It’s time to prepare for flu season: Bartell’s offers immunizations

The key to protection from the flu is getting the immunization at the right time. “Getting vaccinated early in the season helps reduce the spread… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2019

Kent’s Blue Origin celebrates 19th year

Company opened headquarters in Kent in 2000

  • Sep 11, 2019

Transit service company’s Kent location to shave 340 jobs

Transdev Services Inc., a global transit company, will shed 340 jobs from its Kent site beginning Oct. 31, according to a notice filed with the… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2019

Retail job fair arrives at Westfield Southcenter on Sept. 13

Port Jobs’ Center for Onboarding and Advancement in Retail (COAR) hosts a job fair on Friday, Sept. 13, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., in the… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2019

Claims process now open in $12 million Motel 6 privacy case

More than 100,000 guests had private information shared with ICE, including SeaTac locations

  • Aug 28, 2019

Boeing to sell about 50 acres at Kent site

Five buildings coming down as company continues to consolidate but keep presence in town

Jersey Mike’s to pay $150K to state to resolve no-poach lawsuit

Chain has two locations in Kent; 41 in the state

  • Aug 23, 2019

Nestle USA’s Kent outlet to lay off 67 workers

Nestle USA in Kent is laying off 67 workers as the company shuts down its direct-to-store delivery network in favor of a warehouse model. The… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2019

Entrepreneurship alternative to military spouse employment

By Jeremy Field, regional administrator, Pacific Northwest, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) As the nation experiences unprecedented economic growth and nearly the lowest unemployment rates… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2019

States labor market continued to improve in July

Washington’s economy gained 13,400 jobs in July and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for July was unchanged at 4.6 percent according to the… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2019

Brown Bear celebrates 62nd birthday on Aug. 22, with free car washes at 26 tunnel locations

Family-owned company sets goal to exceed record-setting 32,789 free washes given away during 2018 celebration

  • Aug 6, 2019

Two Kent dentists plead guilty to tax fraud

Hsieh, Chen run Comfort Family Dentistry

Bartell’s 17th annual School Tools donation drive supports local students

Bartell Drugs, in partnership with local radio station STAR 101.5 and World Vision, is helping set students up for success. From Aug. 4-30, Bartell’s 17th… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2019

Road to an electric vehicle future

PSE invites the public to free ride and drive events

  • Jul 31, 2019
OMAX’s GlobalMAX 1508 features a 0.8-by-1.5-meter cutting bed size. Like other OMAX abrasive waterjets, the GlobalMAX can cut almost any material and a wide variety of material thicknesses without any heat-affected zone. COURTESY PHOTO, OMAX

Kent-based OMAX to showcase full range of waterjets at FABTECH 2019

Show set for Nov. 11-14 in Chicago

  • Jul 24, 2019
OMAX’s GlobalMAX 1508 features a 0.8-by-1.5-meter cutting bed size. Like other OMAX abrasive waterjets, the GlobalMAX can cut almost any material and a wide variety of material thicknesses without any heat-affected zone. COURTESY PHOTO, OMAX