Thursday, July 30, 2009

Moving it Out and Around

Available for free 120-hours of workplace experience are Certified Logistics Assistants (CLAs).

Program grads have been trained in general knowledge of warehouse operations and equipment, and customer service. They will be fully certified as forklift operators and CLAs. They are able to perform shipping and receiving, packing, computers and data entry and safe material handling.

This is no cost to the employer, but funded by federal stimulus dollars. They will have a liability release and insurance.

For information, contact Kathleen McDonald at 253-460-4419 or Stacy Leverett at 253-460-4418.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Foss Waterway Subject of Joint Meeting

Chamber staff joined a work group preparing a presentation to a joint City of Tacoma Council and Port of Tacoma Commissioners.

Staff from both organizations, with input from the Chamber and the Foss Waterway Development Authority are working on the special presentation regarding past projects, present activities and possible future plans for the Foss Waterway? You might want to attend. The details are:

Joint Special Meeting
City of Tacoma and Port of Tacoma
733 Market Street, Tacoma 98402
City Annex - Room 16
July 21, 2009 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Public comment is not accepted at this type of meeting but there might be some good information.

The description of the meeting is:

The City of Tacoma and the Port of Tacoma are major stakeholders of several projects and the overall vision of the development on the Eastside of the Foss Waterway. Our goals can best be achieved by a shared vision and strategic management of area uses and key developments. This presentation outlines past projects, as well as possible, future initiatives.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Drafting on the Highway (Options)

The Chamber's Board of Directors adopted a policy statement addressing the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Transportation 2040 plan currently available for public review.

You may review the Chamber's comments on the enclosed copy of the letter sent today.

The DEIS analyses six plan alternatives (a baseline and five alternatives). In addition to how planned investment can be sustained, Puget Sound Regional Council provides how the alternatives would impact congestion and mobility as well as air and water quality.
The deadline for comments on the Transportation 2040 Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been extended until July 31, 2009. To view the Draft EIS document and for information on how to comment please visit the PSRC website . Point of contact is Sean Ardussi, fax at 206-587-4825.