Tag: employment

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS AND EMPLOYMENT

June 14th, 2013

On Monday, June 10, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will encourage employers to fully consider all job applicants without ruling people out because of possible criminal background. The purpose of the law is to give the opportunity for applicants to demonstrate that they have been rehabilitated and secure employment, instead of […]

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EMPLOYMENT GAINS IN SEATTLE

September 20th, 2012

Last month, the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) published final employment data for the region for 2011.  They showed that Seattle has become the driver for economic recovery in the region, with employment growth far exceeding that of other areas.  While total employment in the region increased by only 1% (from 1,673,000 in 2010 to […]

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INDUSTRIAL JOBS COMING BACK TO SEATTLE

June 26th, 2012

Seattle’s long range strategy for encouraging manufacturing is paying off, as Forbes magazine, in a recent article, rated the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metropolitan Area as the top area for manufacturing growth in the nation over the last five years. Manufacturing employment is growing around the country, as industries realize the opportunity for ‘reshoring’ industrial activity.  Much of […]

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