Archive for September, 2013

Understanding the Importance of SNAP

September 25, 2013

What is the importance of SNAP E&T for Seattle Jobs Initiative participants? What about for low-income and/or low-skill individuals across the nation? SJI Executive Director John Kim recently discussed these very questions in an article he wrote for The Hill’s Congress Blog, highlighting the real-life impact potential cuts to the program will cause. Kim writes:

“In Washington state ? as is true in most states ? two-thirds of all jobs created in the next decade will require at least ...

Read More

Beyond the Headlines – Seattle Industry Location Quotients

September 25, 2013

In this edition of Beyond the Headlines, we take a look at the “location quotient” (LQ) of Seattle-area industries to provide a picture of what make our local economy unique compared to the rest of the nation.

Read More

Certificates Report + Webinar 9/11/13

Certificates Report + Webinar 9/11/13

September 5, 2013

Seattle Jobs Initiative is pleased to present our latest labor market research, Certificate Programs and Their Economic Value: A Look at King County Postsecondary Institutions.

SJI works with local community colleges to creatively align our education and training programs with viable career opportunities. Many sub-baccalaureate certificates, of varying lengths and fields of study, have been awarded through these programs to better assist participants on their journey to living-wage careers.

Through this research, SJI seeks to inform workforce development ...

Read More