Beyond the Headlines: Living Wages

[h6]May 2017  |  FOCUS: Compensation[/h6] Living Wage in Seattle Increases Due to Rise in Cost of Housing As a workforce intermediary seeking to better connect low-income individuals to living-wage jobs, Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) focuses its labor market research on identifying middle-wage jobs in our local economy. Training residents for these jobs provides an opportunity […]

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Beyond the Headlines: Pay Inequity

[h6]December?2016 ?|? FOCUS: Compensation[/h6] Basing Pay on What Job is Worth, Rather than Past Salary, Can Help Address Pay Inequities In the April 2016 edition of Beyond the Headlines, SJI discussed how targeted middle-skill jobs provide a means of addressing the gender wage gap?that is, the fact that women earn less than men, even after […]

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Beyond the Headlines: Underemployment

[h6]November 2016  |  FOCUS: Seattle and King County[/h6] To Avoid Underemployment Choose Associate’s Degree Wisely Seattle is one of the most educated cities in the country with 58 percent of adults at least 25 years old holding a bachelor’s degree and nearly one-quarter with some college or an associate’s degree. (1) Nationally, 29 percent of […]

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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 […]

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USDA Announces SNAP to Skills States

March 2, 2016   Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the ten states that will partake in the SNAP to Skills Project with Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI). Through the SNAP to Skills project, SJI will provide technical assistance to the selected states in designing improved employment and training programs for low-income adults who are receiving […]

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Beyond the Headlines — Who Are Seattle’s Unemployed?

[h6]February 2016 ?|? FOCUS: City of Seattle[/h6] Who are Seattle?s Unemployed? As the country turns its calendar to begin a new year, Seattle Jobs Initiative believes it is an ideal time to reflect on the sustained plight of the jobless. Despite the economy recovering from the ravages of the Great Recession, unemployment remains a significant […]

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SJI Tapped by OneAmerica to Develop Innovative Asset Map of South King County

[hr] OneAmerica and Seattle Jobs Initiative are proud to launch the South King County Asset Map. This collaboration, funded by the Kellogg Foundation, is part of a dual generation initiative that increases equitable access for families and recognizes their needs and strengths as an important foundation for improving academic outcomes for students. The South King […]

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SJI Tapped for Nation’s First SNAP E&T Center of Excellence

November 2, 2015 The USDA?s Food & Nutrition Service (FNS) has named Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) to create and manage the nation?s first Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment & Training (E&T) Center of Excellence (COE). The nearly $3.6 million contract will support the multiple activities of the SJI-led COE undertaken during the next two […]

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Beyond the Headlines — Aid Like a Paycheck

[h6]September 2015 ?|? FOCUS: Behavioral Economics[/h6]   Aid Like a Paycheck: New Concept in Financial Aid May Help Students with Money Management & Mental Bandwidth What do low-income college students in the U.S. and Indian sugar cane farmers have in common? On the surface, not much. However, both get large cash infusions once or twice […]

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