Employers

Benefits of Working with SJI

Seattle Jobs Initiative provides qualified, entry-level employees and interns to employers.

We connect employers with untapped talent – SJI helps businesses access quality entry-level employees who are highly motivated and who possess strong performance skills. We improve employers’ recruitment pipeline by assisting companies in establishing internship programs, which many of our employer partners have described providing them a “two-month interview” of potential job candidates. Connecting employers with the right talent has resulted in 70 percent of those employed from SJI’s programs being retained after one year on the job.

We value performance skills – As central part of our curriculum, we teach the attributes and attitudes that equip individuals to succeed as workers, lending to future success in the workplace. In order to graduate from SJI’s program, students must demonstrate competency in performance (soft) skills such as self-awareness, self-discipline, persistence and empathy.

We impact your company’s bottom line – When you consider that it costs an employer an average of $4,000 to recruit, hire and train one entry-level worker, employers receive significant savings by partnering with SJI.

We are responsive to employers’ needs – Our Employer Partner Board meets monthly to offer feedback and suggestions that directly influence our training programs. The SJI team is available to help you with your staffing, internship and retention needs.

We maintain high standards – Before entering SJI’s program, students undergo a thorough application and assessment process.