The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) seeks an entrepreneurial organization highly motivated to deliver improved employment results for our area’s young people. Seattle’s high youth unemployment rate of 13% stands in stark contrast with the area’s accelerated growth. Mayor Murray wants to see more youth gain critical “first-time” employment experience by increasing opportunities in the private sector and through an improved matching system between employers and youth.
OED will make available a minimum of $450,000 to $600,000 (contingent on City budget approval) to be disbursed over two years to lead the start-up and ongoing management of an intermediary function to link employers and youth to paid internships and jobs. OED is issuing this Request for Letters of Interest and will undergo a competitive process to determine the best investments.
Letters of Interest and Cover Sheets are due to Nancy Yamamoto by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. For more information contact Nancy Yamamoto at 206-684-8189 or Nancy.Yamamoto@Seattle.gov.