BEWARE: Fentanyl overdose deaths up 70 percent in Wash., health officials say

Photo from Public Health Seattle & King County shows pills containing fentanyl that were sold on the streets of Seattle. OLYMPIA, Wash. – The number of people who died from an overdose of illicit fentanyl increased nearly 70 percent this year over last in Washington state, health officials said Wednesday. NARCAN SPRAY Read more HERE

May 5 – Youth 16-24 Seattle Opportunity & Job Fair !

Your Future Starts Here Seattle & King County. Are you between 16 and 24 and not in school or working? More than 30 national and local companies want to hire you! Register now! Hundreds of Interviews & On the Spot Offers – Register TODAY to guarantee your interview! When: May 5th, 9 am to 4Continue reading “May 5 – Youth 16-24 Seattle Opportunity & Job Fair !”

More than 30 major companies to host youth opportunity job fair in Seattle

On May 5, more than 30 major companies will host a hiring fair for youth at CenturyLink Field Event Center. The job fair is part of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, a coalition of top U.S. companies that is expanding its national youth hiring movement to Seattle. Together, they will interview hundreds of 16-24 year oldsContinue reading “More than 30 major companies to host youth opportunity job fair in Seattle”

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (the Opportunity Act) was signed by President Obama on July 22, 2014 after passing Congress with broad bipartisan support. The Opportunity Act reauthorizes and amends the Workforce Investment Act (1998) through important workforce system reforms. The Opportunity Act empowers local areas and private sector-led workforce boards with the responsibilityContinue reading “The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act”

National Workforce Development Week

The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) is celebrating National Workforce Development Week! In honor of National Workforce Development Week, the WDC will be highlighting strategic partnerships with industry, education, community organizations, and labor within King County’s regional workforce development ecosystem. Join the conversation on Twitter to learn more about how business-led local workforceContinue reading “National Workforce Development Week”

Seattle Urban League ‘Career Bridge’ Program

Please visit the Seattle Urban League Website Career Bridge Overview Career Bridge began in 2012, following a spate of gun violence and deaths in Seattle. Career Bridge was initially developed and piloted as a collaborative effort between the City of Seattle and community partners to address the disproportionate rates of violence and trauma research showedContinue reading “Seattle Urban League ‘Career Bridge’ Program”

McGinn proposes changes in the wake of fatal stabbing

McGinn proposes changes in the wake of fatal stabbing By Joel Moreno Published: Sep 16, 2013 at 5:32 PM PDT Last Updated: Sep 16, 2013 at 6:15 PM PDT SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is proposing extensive public safety changes in response to a deadly stabbing outside a Sounders game on Friday. Investigators sayContinue reading “McGinn proposes changes in the wake of fatal stabbing”

Seattle’s candidates for mayor make First Hill stop to talk arts, culture

Seattle’s candidates for mayor make First Hill stop to talk arts, culture Posted on June 2, 2013 – 6:05 am by jseattle Screen Shot 2013-06-01 at 4.12.45 PM Monday night, the 2013 Seattle mayor’s race turns its attention to the arts with a forum at First Hill’s Town Hall Seattle. CHS’s most recent Election 2013Continue reading “Seattle’s candidates for mayor make First Hill stop to talk arts, culture”

Rangers will patrol Cal Anderson, Occidental parks

Seattle Parks Head Park Ranger Corby Christensen, right, and Ranger Sandra Wilcox patrol Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) Full-time rangers will patrol Seattle’s Cal Anderson and Occidental parks this summer, and police will have emphasis patrols at both, Mayor Mike McGinn announced this morning. “We heardContinue reading “Rangers will patrol Cal Anderson, Occidental parks”

Capitol Hill: Local performer says no one helped when he was attacked, robbed

From: SEATTLE — Members of a local community say it’s unacceptable that nobody stepped up to help when a man was attacked in broad daylight in a busy Capitol Hill intersection. Local performer Robbie Turner was walking on the corner of Pine and Harvard Thursday afternoon when he said he was attacked. “I wasContinue reading “Capitol Hill: Local performer says no one helped when he was attacked, robbed”