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Tell lawmakers to pass the Save Hotel Jobs Act

The extremely hard-hit hotel industry has yet to receive direct aid, and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has joined forces with the hospitality union UNITE HERE to call on lawmakers to pass this urgently needed help.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 6/30/21

Washington state re-opens; hospitality businesses can resume operations at full capacity; masking guidelines remain in place for unvaccinated; Workforce shortage is next big challenge.

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[Toolkit] Back to work

This toolkit is designed to give you ideas on enticing employees back into hospitality. We’ll keep adding resources as we go along, so check back often.

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Innovating around the labor shortage: applications

This is part one of a three-part series exploring methods and best practices for attaining and retaining employees. This section focuses on strategies you should use to turn an applicant into a quality employee.

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Job search requirements, other changes coming for unemployment recipients

Changes are coming from the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) in July. The first change will require Washingtonians receiving unemployment benefits to once again search for jobs. 

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Weekly update: Eviction moratorium to end for hotels and motels June 30

Eviction moratorium to end for hotels and motels June 30 Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that he’s creating a “bridge” for when the current eviction moratorium ends on June 30

Operations & Cost Control Programs

Safeguard sales in the event of a disconnect

Now more than ever, payments ecosystems are built on WiFi connections, payment devices are increasingly mobile, and businesses are able to transact payments from almost anywhere. So what happens when

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Weekly Update: The clock is ticking on PPP forgiveness ⏰

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is no longer accepting applications, but recipients can still apply to have their loan forgiven. Make sure you’re in the know on how and when to apply. Need more info?

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 6/15/21

Returning to “normal” on June 30; Mask guidance to remain in place, but other restrictions may be lifted; Toolkit on mask and vaccine policies; Workforce toolkit available.

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Weekly update: Washington is close to reopening

Gov. Inslee: Washington is “close to reopening”. Gov. Jay Inslee said at his press conference on Wednesday that Washington is “close to reopening.” Current mask requirements for unvaccinated people in

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Food safety recall issued for smoked fish products

The Washington State Department of Health announced a food safety recall on Monday for dozens of Banner Smoked Fish products that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. Food contaminated with this bacterium may lead to a Listeriosis infection. Healthy individuals with Listeriosis may experience mild symptoms like headaches and

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Data protection tip: Securing your front end

When it comes to card-not-present (CNP) transactions, there is an abundance of technology Elavon provides on the back end of payment acceptance to help keep you and your customers’ payment