A new report released by the National Park Service has found that visitors to the Northwest helped boost the local economy by more than $546 million, helping to support 9,000 jobs in 2010.
Two high-tech engineering companies have announced expansions as they continue to look for qualified workers.
Officials at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) will launch the first ever biotechnology incubation initiative in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in an effort to support biotechnology jobs and advanced Arab patents into commercial products.
In January, total employment in the United States grew in excess of 200,000 jobs for the second consecutive month. The Labor Department reports 243,000 positions were added in the month and revisions show 203,000 were added in December. The U.S. unemployment rate fell from 8.5 to 8.3 percent despite an influx of more than 500,000 workers into the civilian labor market.