The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, July 23, 2017 This Week's Paper
Census Bureau Jobs Available

The U.S. Census Bureau is now accepting applications for approximately 175 temporary positions that will support the address canvassing operation for the 2018 End-to-End Census Test in Pierce County.

Address canvassing will allow the Census Bureau the opportunity to conduct the process of building its 2020 Census address list across a wide area of physical geography, housing structures and residence types. An updated address list will help ensure an accurate and complete count for the nation in 2020.

The test area includes approximately 330,000 housing units in Pierce County. Data… Read More

TCC Verizon store in University Place to hold backpack giveaway

TCC Verizon Wireless, at 3904 Bridgeport Way W. in University Place will be holding a free backpack giveaway on Sunday, July 23
from 1-4 p.m.

One backpack per child and child must be present. Arrive on time because supplies are limited.

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National Park grant to improve Swan Creek

The National Park Service has awarded a grant of $750,000 to Metro Parks Tacoma to improve Swan Creek Park.

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced the grant as well as a smaller grant for King County's Skyway Park. The total for both parks is $1.2 million.

“Both of these grants will help ensure underserved communities have access to local outdoor recreation opportunities. Not only will these park improvements help people get outside, but they will provide an economic boost for these communities by… Read More

Convention Center hotel to break ground soon

The Tacoma City Council has approved an amended agreement with Yareton Investment and Management L.L.C., as well as property conveyance for the convention center hotel project. Conducted without public subsidy, the development represents one of the first major foreign direct investments in a commercial project on publicly-owned land in Tacoma. It is also the largest privately funded development downtown in the city’s history.

The project, estimated to cost approximately $150 million, will be completed in two phases.

The first phase, projected to cost at least $85 million, will… Read More

Cement siding firm expands

The cement siding manufacturing firm James Hardie Building Products Inc. announced a jobs initiative to add more than 100 new employees at its expanded manufacturing facility in Tacoma. The expansion will be a separate 400,000-square-foot facility adjacent to the existing plant. It is expected to be completed in spring of 2018. The Tacoma plant currently manufactures both interior and exterior products that service all climate zones. These include more than eight different product families, which equates to more than 120 varieties of products.

Once all hiring is complete for the… Read More

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