Gov. Christine Gregoire in a statement commenting on upcoming layoffs Tuesday at Tacoma’s Russell Investments said the state is working hard to find new jobs for the thousands laid off around the state including those at Russell.
Here is her statement:
"My thoughts are with those employees affected by the layoffs announced at Frank Russell in Tacoma. Frank Russell has been an important corporate citizen and an invaluable member of the Tacoma community.
"It is frustrating that the world financial crisis continues to take a toll on Washington business, resulting in job losses for these skilled professionals. Our state’s Employment Security Department is working around the clock to help affected workers file for unemployment benefits, and more importantly, find new, well-paying jobs.
"I want all Washingtonians to know that I am committed to helping our state pull out of this national recession. I continue to work with state and federal leaders to pass economic recovery packages that will put people to work, and make our state stronger when this national recession ends