Archive for April, 2016

Beyond the Headlines – Gender Wage Gap

April 21016 ?| ?Focus: Gender
Gender Wage Gap: Targeted Middle-Skills Jobs Part of the Solution

In April, there is a lot of buzz around the gender wage gap. That?s because mid-month marks the point in the year up to which the average woman needs to work?on top of the previous year?to earn the same amount as the average man over just the previous year. In other words, women have to work more than 15 months to earn what men did in 12 ...

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SJI Welcomes Sukanya Pani as New Deputy Director

April 14, 2016

Seattle Jobs Initiative is pleased to announce that on April 4, Sukanya Pani joined the organization as Deputy Director of Operations. Sukanya comes to SJI from Year Up Puget Sound, where she served as Director of Student Services, and contributes extensive leadership and management experience to the team. A Washington University MSW alumna, Sukanya brings a strong background in community advocacy, case management, and program development and implementation to the organization. We are excited to have her on ...

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New SNAP E&T Brief


April 11, 2016

SJI is pleased to announce the release of a new policy brief in partnership with the National Skills Coalition, ?Building Skills through SNAP Employment and Training: Recommendations from Lessons Learned in Four States.?

The brief outlines recommendations learned from SJI and NSC’s work in 2015 with Iowa, Connecticut, Maryland, and Oregon, as well as identifies common challenges ...

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Community Resource Exchange

April 8, 2016

On April sixth, Seattle Jobs Initiative took part in the annual Community Resource Exchange organized by United Way of King County. The event brings together a wide array of service providers, including employment and training organizations like SJI, healthcare providers, the Department of Social and Health Services, advocates, and financial services. Providers ...

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