Business

City, YMCA to offer free Swap Meet

The City of Auburn and the Auburn Valley YMCA will hold a free community swap meet Saturday.Organizers say the meet gives residents a chance to… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2009

Edward Jones ushers in school supplies donation drive

The four Auburn Edward Jones financial advisors are supporting a donation campaign by using their branch offices as drop-off locations for a school supplies drive.Local… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2009

Foursome sprinkles some spice on new wholesale business

After spending a lot of time in the kitchen, these chefs decided to step outside the box and whip up their own recipe for success.

Locals look forward to 3,000 job openings at the Puyallup Fair

Locals count on The Puyallup Fair for 3,000 annual jobs, and this year’s Fair, Sept. 11-27, is no different. Hiring will begin on Wednesday, Aug.… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2009

Northwest Territorial Mint moving to Nevada

Citing the high cost of doing business in Washington, the frustrated owner of a substantial Auburn company is moving out of state.Northwest Territorial Mint –… Continue reading

Sidewalk Sale brings in customers

Auburn presented its annual Downtown Auburn Sidewalk Sale last weekend.Bargains were available outside and inside stores, in addition to food, arts and crafts.Street were closed… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2009

New law might spare employers from unemployment costs related to returning reservists

Under a new state law that takes effect this Sunday, most employers in Washington can avoid unemployment-insurance charges for laid-off workers temporarily hired to backfill positions previously held by military reservists.

  • Jul 21, 2009

Free workshops available for job seekers at museum

The City of Auburn and Mark Hovind, president of JobBait, are providing free workshops to help job seekers maximize their job-finding odds by reaching directly… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2009

Auburn Valley Barber Shop is back in business after car wreck

Weeks after an elderly Auburn woman suffered a stroke in her Ford Aerostar van and ploughed through its plate glass windows, Auburn Valley Barber Shop west of the Auburn Justice Center remains boarded up.

Seattle/King County workforce area receives $8.1M in help

The state’s Employment Security Department has awarded $8.1 million to the Workforce Development Council of Seattle/King County to help workers upgrade their skills and qualify for better jobs. The funding is for the July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, fiscal year. The region’s allocation decreased by about $1.4 million compared to last year due to federal budget cuts.

  • Jul 16, 2009

Federal stimulus grant delivers more buses for Metro

King County Metro Transit announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement with Daimler Buses North America to purchase a fleet of new hybrid-electric… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2009

State’s unemployment rate rose slightly in June

Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 9.3 percent in June, up from May’s revised rate of 9.1 percent, according to the state Employment Security… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2009

Auburn to make way for 3-day Sidewalk Sale

Auburn will present its annual Downtown Auburn Sidewalk Sale, beginning Friday, continuing Saturday and ending Sunday.Bargains will be available outside and inside stores, in addition… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2009

Starting a new chapter in his life

A close call convinced Jae Lim to change direction in his life and follow his passion.But Lim never would have gotten the chance to become… Continue reading

Local business solicits charitable donations, generates complaints

Can you spare a donation? The caller says your money will benefit or employ the homeless and disabled. Telemarketing under the name Jobs for the… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2009

Auburn police clarification regarding telephone solicitations

A number of citizens have recently contacted the Auburn Police Department inquiring as to the validity of solicitation calls they received for monetary contributions to… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2009

Rue 21 opens in the Auburn SuperMall

Rue21, one of the leading specialty fashion teen retailers, recently held a grand opening of its new store in the Auburn SuperMall. Rue21 offers a… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2009

Scarff Ford earns President’s Award

Even in the most difficult of times for the U.S. automobile industry, Scarff Ford continues to shine.Auburn’s oldest business and one of the longest-running dealerships… Continue reading

State’s unemployment rate up in May

Washington’s unemployment rate rose to 9.4 percent in May, tying the U.S. unemployment rate, according to the state Employment Security Department.The state’s employers eliminated another… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2009