Changing Poverty and Employment Outcomes in Seattle

January 17, 2017 Seattle has experienced exceptional prosperity over the past few years. This prosperity has benefitted the city in many ways. However, it has also resulted in growing inequality, gentrification, and homelessness. Between 2012 and 2015, Seattle reported a 9% increase in the number of individuals living below poverty and a 14% increase in […]

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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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Beyond the Headlines: Entry-Level Talent in Seattle

[h6]June 2017 | FOCUS: Skills[/h6] Entry-Level Talent in Seattle: Baseline Skills Required for Success 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 to meet the […]

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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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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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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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Opening Doors: Safety Nets, or Lack Thereof

September 15, 2015 SNAP, Medicaid, Section 8. Many of us recognize the names of the various public benefits available in the United States whether or not we have used them. However, if we haven?t had to access them, we may not have a clear picture of their function and scope ? or the challenges that […]

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Beyond the Headlines — Seattle’s Workforce & the $15 Minimum Wage

[h6]March 2014? |? FOCUS: Seattle[/h6] As the Obama Administration pushes for a higher national minimum wage, so too do many within the Emerald City. While the president advocates for a $10.10 per hour minimum wage nationally, Seattle’s newly elected mayor, Ed Murray, seeks to invoke a progressive $15 per hour minimum wage increase for city […]

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2014 CC-CBO Conference: Thursday, January 30!

SJI?s 2014 Conference on Innovations in Adult Training & Education will convene community college staff and faculty, community-based organization staff, policymakers, and local government representatives to learn about promising new methods for increasing the success of adult students and program participants. [button url=”/mark-your-calendars-2014-cbo-community-college-conference-january-30th/” target=”_self” size=”small” style=”bluegrey” ]LEARN MORE[/button]

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