Archive for December, 2014

Beyond the Headlines — Temporary Work in Seattle & WA State

Over the holiday season, tens of thousands of workers across the nation will be temporarily hired in retail stores, warehouses, customer service centers and factories to meet seasonal demands. Current local and national trends show that temp work, however, has become a mainstay of our economy. This edition of Beyond the Headlines examines the trends in temporary work in Seattle and Washington State and the opportunities and challenges this type of employment presents to workers.

The temporary help services industry includes ...

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$15 Minimum Wage Report

$15 Minimum Wage Report

December 3, 2014

Seattle Jobs Initiative is pleased to share our latest research brief:

$15 Minimum Wage and the Potential Impacts to Seattle?s Workforce


In June 2014, Mayor Ed Murray signed into law a $15 minimum wage for the City of Seattle. This increase will be phased-in over time, beginning in April 2015 ? with different timetables for small and large employers to bring their workers? wages up to the new minimum.

In ...

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