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Transforming how the region funds employment and job training to connect more people to high-demand careers

From King County Executive Dow Constantine’s news release King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan are transforming how the region funds employment and job training, uniting the efforts of local governments, businesses, labor and philanthropies to connect more people to high-demand jobs. Here are highlights of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development announces new program to prepare local youth for jobs of the future

Today, the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) announced a new investment aimed at providing young people access to and preparation for employment in Seattle’s economy. The first ever Career Connected Learning Grants will fund nine local organizations to increase job readiness competencies for youth ages 14-24, part… [ Keep reading ]

Only in Seattle Newsletter – March 4, 2019

The Only in Seattle newsletter is designed to share resources and information with leaders in Seattle’s neighborhood business districts. In this edition: Save the date for the Only in Seattle grant awards celebration, coming up March 28 Business District Spotlight on the Central District Welcome our new Business District Advocate, Peter Bloch… [ Keep reading ]

New VR fellowship creates career pathways for Seattle’s underserved communities

The Seattle Office of Economic Development launched the FutureFounders VR Fellowship this fall, a paid, four-month training, networking and hands-on experience in virtual reality app development. The program is intended to create career pathways for communities with low access to opportunity in Seattle’s booming tech sector while simultaneously encouraging innovation… [ Keep reading ]

Photo contest, pop-up festival and online campaign encourage Seattle to Shop Small

Shop Seattle Gems is a city-wide campaign made to connect locals to the best “hidden gems” of Seattle, encouraging shoppers to “Go Big, Shop Small” throughout the holiday season. The Shop Seattle Gems campaign features opportunities for shoppers to win prizes while supporting their favorite small businesses through an online… [ Keep reading ]

Be part of StartupSeattle’s design project this summer!

This is a guest post from our StartupSeattle intern, Mulki Mohamed.  I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Washington’s Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) program, and interning for the summer with the Office of Economic Development’s Startup Advocate, David Harris. In addition to running the StartupSeattle… [ Keep reading ]