Beyond the Headlines — Labor Force Participation & Unemployment: What It Means For Seattle?s Economic Recovery

[h6]June 2014? |? FOCUS: United States & Seattle[/h6] Nationally, the unemployment rate has been on the decline since 2008. However, the labor force participation rate has also steadily declined with the unemployment rate, an indication that more people are dropping out of the labor force entirely and are thus not captured in the unemployed. Seattle […]

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New Book Highlights Strategies to Reinvigorate Workforce Development

June 12, 2014 Connecting People to Work: Workforce Intermediaries and Sector Strategies, edited by Maureen Conway and Robert P. Giloth, focuses on the expanding role of sector strategies in crafting workforce programs that address the needs of low-income workers and potential employers. These strategies, which target regional economic sectors, focus on specific skills employers need […]

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New Research: Washington State’s BFET Program

June 3, 2014 [h6]New Research from Seattle Jobs Initiative Offers a True Insider?s Guide to Washington?s Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) Program ? the State?s Remarkable SNAP E&T Program. [/h6] The story of Washington?s BFET program, the state?s federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T), is one of remarkable success. In […]

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