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Beyond the Headlines: Entry-Level Talent in Seattle

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 greatest skills shortages facing local employers while helping low-income and low-skill individuals advance into good-paying careers.

This issue of Beyond the Headlines provides information about the baseline skills that Seattle employers seek ...

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Beyond the Headlines: Living Wages

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 to meet the greatest skills shortages facing local employers while helping low-income and low-skill individuals advance into good-paying careers.

This issue of Beyond the Headlines provides guidance on the current living wage ...

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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 hesitate to contact us.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to serving you from our new location and continuing to ...

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Beyond the Headlines – Seattle’s Digital Divide

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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 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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Opening Doors: Safety Nets, or Lack Thereof

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 come with trying to navigate through them. The collection of programs is designed to help not only those living in poverty, but also those living near ...

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

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 employees. Murray has also created an advisory committee tasked with generating recommendations for raising Seattle’s minimum wage for all workers in the private sector by May of this year.(i) The ...

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2014 CC-CBO Conference: Thursday, January 30!

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.

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A Message from Our Executive Director

A Message from Our Executive Director

Seattle Jobs Initiative’s Executive Director John Kim shares his inaugural message with our partners, supporters and friends.

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Transition to New Leadership

Transition to New Leadership

After 17 years with Seattle Jobs Initiative, Executive Director Anne Keeney has decided to leave the organization to pursue new career interests. Led by its Board of Directors, SJI has commenced the search for a new Executive Director to lead the organization to continued and heightened success.

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