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Resources Roundup: 4/2/2020

Following is information highlighting new and current resources available from the City of Seattle, the State of Washington, and the Federal government. There’s lots of new information coming out for small business owners and workers, and we’ll try to keep you updated each week about what’s going on and the… [ Keep reading ]

Media Arts Try-a-Trade event introduces Seattle youth to careers in creative industries

Last month, 120 Seattle students had the opportunity to try their hands at different creative trades at the second annual Media Arts Try-a-Trade event at Seattle Central College. Students in Seattle Central College’s Visual Media, Graphic Design, and Apparel Design programs led local high schoolers through different activities, all aimed… [ Keep reading ]

Workforce Spotlight: Seattle Colleges connects working adults with career training

“A report published last year by the Washington State Auditor suggested that schools and parents are steering most kids toward bachelor’s degrees, without exploring other opportunities that cost less, result in more pay, and, at least in some cases, may be a better fit.” The Seattle Colleges—our biggest partner in… [ Keep reading ]

Only in Seattle Newsletter – October 2018

The Only in Seattle newsletter is designed to share resources and information with leaders in Seattle’s neighborhood business districts. In this edition: Only in Seattle RFA Due October 29 at 5 p.m.; Commercial Lease Tookit and Checklist; Social Media Quick Guides from EBC; Employment Opportunities; Celebrate Small Business Saturday on… [ Keep reading ]

A “Win-Win-Win:” Research shows impact of private-public partnerships in job training

Seattle is enjoying impressively low unemployment rates—the lowest point in 2018 so far was 2.8 percent in April. With so few workers to go around, how is an employer to fill open positions? The answer to that question, for many employers, is investing in workforce development—that is, making sure that… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Youth Employment Initiative celebrates employers and youth

Thousands of youth were offered employment opportunities with private and public sector employers across the city through Seattle’s Youth Employment Initiative in 2018. The program has provided 9,624 paid internships for low-income and marginalized young people in the past three years. “We are committed to ensuring youth have a window… [ Keep reading ]

Collaboration and community: Recent highlights from the Office of Economic Development

With the first half of 2018 in the rear-view mirror, we’d like to look back at some highlights of the last few months as we look forward to supporting you in your business and in your career. Our teams have been hard at work for you in the community; we… [ Keep reading ]

Zillow Group’s Shadow an Intern Day inspires youth to think creatively about their careers

This summer, Zillow Group hosted an innovative new event for local high school students aimed at helping kids envision their future careers and learn skills to set themselves up for success. The “Shadow an Intern” event brought high schoolers from TAF Academy, YWCA, and the Seattle Housing Authority to Zillow… [ Keep reading ]

Youth employers prepare for summer interns’ first day on the job

Last year, over 3,000 local youth were employed at organizations and companies across the city through Seattle’s Youth Employment Initiative. This spring, employer partners old and new prepared to host 2018’s round of summer interns through a series of trainings and workshops provided by the City and Educurious. New this… [ Keep reading ]

Youth employer partners: The Makers Space makes career connections for interns

The Makers Space is a lovely co-working space in the heart of Seattle. A co-working space is where freelancers or small business can convene and have workspace and amenities that are usually offered in an office setting. The workspace functions with multiple membership options, as well as individual day passes,… [ Keep reading ]