Beyond the Headlines: Poverty Increasing in Seattle

[h6]October 2017 | FOCUS: Poverty[/h6] Poverty Increasing Among Seattle Residents with Some College or an Associate’s Degree The number of individuals in Seattle who are living below poverty increased by 9 percent between 2012 and 2015 according to an analysis of Census data.(i) During this same period, there was an increase in individuals with some college or […]

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SNAP E&T Advocates Guide

  November 1, 2017 Across the U.S., there is growing momentum around the development of skills-based Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T).  Several factors are driving many States to expand their SNAP E&T programs. These include: increased support from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, which administers the program, in the form […]

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Day of Caring

September, 2017 As part of United Way of King County’s Day & Night of Caring, on September 15, SJI hosted a computer training for Career Pathways and CareerConnect program participants. Thanks to a generous donation from the City of Seattle, ten participants were able to take home new laptops to aid their education and job search […]

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SJI Featured on KOMO NewsRadio

May, 2017 Seattle Jobs Initiative Executive Director John Kim recently sat down with KOMO NewsRadio host Herb Weisbaum to discuss SJI’s?20th Anniversary. Listen below as they discuss SJI’s work in the community, how we got here, and where we are going in the next 20 years.  

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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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New Research Released: SNAP E&T – Opportunities for Alignment with WIOA

    September 6, 2016 SJI is pleased to release a new brief, SNAP E&T:  Opportunities for Alignment with WIOA, that builds on our long-standing efforts to facilitate the growth of robust, job-driven SNAP E&T programs throughout the U.S., and particularly programs that utilize a third-party partnership model supported by SNAP E&T 50 percent reimbursement (50-50) […]

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SJI is Moving!

We are pleased to announce that as of June 13th, Seattle Jobs Initiative will be located in our new office on the first floor of the Pacific Tower. Our mailing address will be changing, but all organization and staff phone and fax numbers will remain the same. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t […]

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