Archive for January, 2013

New Report: Entry-Level Job Requirements Employer Survey + Webinar 2/28/13!

New Report: Entry-Level Job Requirements Employer Survey + Webinar 2/28/13!

Curious about what Seattle-area employers have to say about who they are looking to hire for their entry-level positions? Seattle Jobs Initiative asked them!

Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) is pleased to present our latest labor market research, Entry-Level Job Requirements: An Assessment of Seattle-Area Employers. Authored by Northwest Social Research Group, this research is a follow-up to SJI’s 2012 report Changes in Entry-Level Jobs over the Past Decade.

In a survey of 85 employers – and in ...

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New Soft Skills Research Online Now + Webinar 2/6/13!

New Soft Skills Research Online Now + Webinar 2/6/13!

January 18, 2013

Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) is pleased to present our latest labor market research, The Importance of Soft Skills in Entry-Level Employment and Postsecondary Student Success: Perspectives from Employers and Community Colleges.

In SJI’s long history of working closely with employers to ensure that we are helping them get the skilled workers they need, they have continued to communicate how important soft skills are to entry-level employment, and how frequently these skills are lacking among job seekers.

Through this unique research, ...

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