Archive for July, 2012

SJI Releases Entry-Level Jobs Labor Market Research

SJI Releases Entry-Level Jobs Labor Market Research

Seattle Jobs Initiative is pleased to present our latest labor market research, Changes in Entry-Level Jobs Over the Past Decade, authored by the Northwest Social Research Group. This research defines “entry-level jobs” and examines whether skill requirements for entry-level occupations in four key sectors — Professional/Business Services, Logistics, Healthcare, and Manufacturing — have changed over the past decade in the Seattle/King County region.

Our objective through this research is to inform local workforce development stakeholders (community-based organizations, community colleges, government ...

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SJI Participates in City Council Economic Resiliency Hearing

Seattle Jobs Initiative’s Deputy Director, Laura Rowley, participated in a meeting on May 15, 2012 of the Seattle City Council’s Committee on Economic Resiliency and Regional Relations, chaired by Councilmember Sally Clark (Councilmembers Conlin and Rasmussen were also in attendance). SJI provided the Committee with an overview of local labor market trends as well as the continuing need for more skills training among the city’s low-income/low-skill residents.

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SJI Leads National Webinar on College and Career Navigation

SJI Leads National Webinar on College and Career Navigation

The ABCs of College Navigation: Supporting Attainment of Degrees and Credentials

SJI led a free webinar on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 (11 AM — 12:30 PM, PST)

As skill requirements increase for well-paying work, industry-recognized credentials are ever more necessary for workers to become economically secure. At the same time, employers in growing industries have difficulty finding skilled workers, even during times of high unemployment. Unfortunately, many students who enter college programs are not adequately prepared or supported to succeed. Others never ...

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SJI Releases College Attainment Tools

SJI Releases College Attainment Tools

Seattle Jobs Initiative releases new tools for the community to help people prepare for, access, and persist in college

FOR THE COMMUNITY — BY THE COMMUNITY

SJI is pleased to announce the release of two new tools designed to advance the efforts of community-based providers in assisting low-income and low-skill residents to prepare for, access, and persist in college on their way to obtaining a credential and a better-paying career. SJI developed these tools over the course of the past year with ...

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