Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Worker Retraining Strategies
Two New Reports on the Clean Energy Workforce
The COVID-19 pandemic had severe consequences in King County’s labor market. Successive waves of contaminations led to extended social distancing and gathering restrictions. Hospitality and personal services businesses experienced a sharp decline in revenue and furloughed some staff to remain solvent. The resulting job loss and heightened unemployment insurance claims disproportionally impacted communities of color.
Employment Services Are Essential to Ending Homelessness
The race to carbon neutrality and zero carbon emissions in many economic sectors is transforming construction, building operations, and electricity production and distribution with important ripples in the workforce.
Ramping Up Medical Assistants in the COVID-19 Recovery
People need income to go from homeless to housed and to avoid persistent housing instability, and the most helpful form of income is provided by a good job and a career pathway.
Adapting To The COVID-19 Environment
Our latest research describes the labor market for medical assistants in the Puget Sound region and estimates the return on investment (ROI) of setting up an MA apprenticeship.
Digitalization & Automation in the Construction Trades
Our latest research, Adapting to the COVID-19 Environment, assesses the capacity of the Seattle/King County workforce system to support those in the most vulnerable position during the crisis and its aftermath toRead More
City of Seattle and Comcast Invest $100,000 to Address Digital Equity
We are in the midst of a Fourth Industrial Revolution, changing the nature of work as digital and automation technology takes over tasks, freeing humans to do other things. AutomationRead More
Job Opening: Executive Assistant
The City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) has launched the ‘Digital Bridge’ pilot program to equip low-income job seekers with free laptops and broadband connectivity. This pilot programRead More
Find Your Next Job With Help From SJI And Your Local Libraries
Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) is a non-profit organization that creates opportunities for low-income people to support themselves and their families through living-wage careers. SJI is committed to attracting and retaining staffRead More
Seattle Jobs Initiative, in partnership with The Seattle Public Library (SPL) and King County Library System (KCLS), has launched a new service called Your Next Job. You can get free,Read More