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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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Give BIG to support SJI

Give BIG to support SJI

Join Seattle Jobs Initiative on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 for The Seattle Foundation’s annual GiveBIG online event!

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October’s Edition of Beyond the Headlines Focuses on South King County

October 31, 2012

The latest edition of SJI’s popular Beyond the Headlines labor market reports is now available on our website! This month’s report, “South King County’s Growing Need for Workforce Investment”, examines the demographic characteristics of South King County in an effort to better understand the potential ? and challenges ? of its residents to secure more skills and good jobs. Graphic illustrations of data include the region’s income, immigration, educational attainment and unemployment statistics.

View report: click here!

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Thank you Bank of America for your generous support!

Thank you Bank of America for your generous support!

In October 2012, Bank of America announced a $20,000 investment in Seattle Jobs Initiative?s Career Pathways, a program that provides low-income individuals with job training and placement. Students in this fall?s cohort of Career Pathways who are studying welding, together with SJI staff and welding instructor Monti Darnall, celebrated the contribution with a formal check presentation by Bank of America staff in their classroom at South Seattle Community College.

The funds will support Career Pathways, a program that connects low-income, low-skill ...

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Celebrating 15 Years: 2012

Celebrating 15 Years: 2012

We?re proud to be marking 15 years of opening doors to living-wage careers this year.

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Why the Need?

Why the Need?

Did you know that 25% of Seattle residents live below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level? SJI helps people acquire the skills they need to advance out of poverty.

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Employer Involvement

Employer Involvement

Through partnerships with active and engaged local employers, SJI provides participants with key performance skills training, mentorships with dedicated industry professionals, and the opportunity to participate in internships ? which in many cases can be a springboard into a full-time position.

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