Business

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

Muckleshoot Casino expansion project reaches milestone

Project scheduled for completion in early 2021 and includes an 18-story, 400-room luxury hotel

  • Jul 22, 2019

Kent’s Blue Origin visualizes future of people living, working in space

Head of advanced development programs talks about goals, rockets

Former Mayor White gets a star

For role in bringing Kent Station shopping center to downtown

  • Jul 19, 2019

State adds 6,000 jobs in June; unemployment rate holds steady at 4.6 percent

Washington’s economy gained 6,000 jobs in June and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for June was unchanged at 4.6 percent, according to the… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

City of Kent, Blue Origin reach development agreement on roadwork, stormwater facility

Deal part of aerospace company’s large expansion

Public invited to nominate Washington businesses that go the extra mile

Each year, the Office of the Secretary of State calls for nominations for the Corporations for Communities Award. Now in its tenth year, the Corporations… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2019

Sysco Seattle plans to expand food distribution center in Kent

Warehouse along 54th Avenue South near South 228th Street