JULY 13: Diversity & Inclusion Industry Panel & Resource Event Apprenticeship Pathways to Construction & Manufacturing Careers

Diversity & Inclusion Industry Panel & Resource Event Apprenticeship Pathways to Construction & Manufacturing Careers

WHERE: NewHolly Gathering Hall – 7054 32nd Ave. South, Seattle, WA 98118

WHEN: Thursday, July 13, 2017; 5:30 – 8:00 PM

SPACE IS LIMITED!!

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY: http://www.diversityapprenticeships.eventbrite.com

Lots of Free Sandwiches will be served!

See attached event flyer in the following 6 languages:
~ English
~ Amharic
~ French
~ Somali
~ Spanish
~ Vietnamese

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BLS REVIEW: EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG YOUTH — SUMMER 2016

Employment and Unemployment Among Youth Summary
For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Wednesday, August 17, 2016 USDL-16-1687

Technical information: (202) 691-6378 * cpsinfo@bls.gov * http://www.bls.gov/cps
Media contact: (202) 691-5902 * PressOffice@bls.gov

EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG YOUTH — SUMMER 2016

From April to July 2016, the number of employed youth 16 to 24 years old increased by
1.9 million to 20.5 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This
year, 53.2 percent of young people were employed in July, little changed from a year
earlier. (The month of July typically is the summertime peak in youth employment.)
Unemployment among youth rose by 611,000 from April to July 2016, compared with an
increase of 654,000 for the same period in 2015. (Because this analysis focuses on the
seasonal changes in youth employment and unemployment that occur each spring and summer,
the data are not seasonally adjusted.)

Labor Force

The youth labor force–16- to 24-year-olds working or actively looking for work–grows
sharply between April and July each year. During these months, large numbers of high
school and college students search for or take summer jobs, and many graduates enter
the labor market to look for or begin permanent employment. This summer, the youth
labor force grew by 2.6 million, or 12.4 percent, to a total of 23.1 million in July.
(See table 1.)

The labor force participation rate for all youth was 60.1 percent in July, little
changed from a year earlier. (The labor force participation rate is the proportion
of the civilian noninstitutional population that is working or looking and available
for work.) (See table 2.) The summer labor force participation rate of youth has held
fairly steady since July 2010, after trending downward for the prior two decades. The
summer youth labor force participation rate peaked at 77.5 percent in July 1989.

The July 2016 labor force participation rate for 16- to 24-year-old men was 62.4
percent, higher than the rate for young women at 57.7 percent. The rates for men and
women were little changed from last July. Whites had the highest youth labor force
participation rate in July 2016 at 62.7 percent. The rate was 53.8 percent for Blacks,
43.1 percent for Asians, and 56.2 percent for Hispanics. The rate for Blacks declined
by 2.6 percentage points from last July, while the rates for Whites, Asians, and
Hispanics showed little or no change.

Employment

In July 2016, there were 20.5 million employed 16- to 24-year-olds, little changed
from the summer before. Between April and July 2016, the number of employed youth
rose by 1.9 million. The employment-population ratio for youth in July 2016–the
proportion of the 16- to 24-year-old civilian noninstitutional population with a
job–was 53.2 percent, little changed from the year before. (See tables 1 and 2.)

The July 2016 employment-population ratios for young men (54.9 percent), women (51.5
percent), Whites (56.5 percent), Blacks (42.7 percent), Asians (38.8 percent), and
Hispanics (49.8 percent) showed little or no change from last July.

In July 2016, the largest percentage of employed youth worked in the leisure and
hospitality industry (25 percent), which includes food services. An additional 18
percent of employed youth worked in the retail trade industry, and 13 percent worked
in education and health services. (See table 3.)

Unemployment

The youth unemployment rate (11.5 percent) and the number of unemployed youth (2.6
million) in July 2016 were little changed from a year earlier. Of those 2.6 million
unemployed 16- to 24-year-olds, 1.9 million were looking for full-time work in July
2016, down 222,000 from July 2015. (See tables 1 and 2.)

The July 2016 unemployment rates for young men (12.0 percent), women (10.8 percent),
Whites (9.9 percent), Blacks (20.6 percent), Asians (10.0 percent), and Hispanics
(11.3 percent) also showed little or no change from last July. (See table 2.)

EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG YOUTH — SUMMER 2016

Port Jobs: Annie E. Casey Foundation Grants $6 Million!

Annie E. Casey Foundation Grants $6 Million!

Port Jobs has been awarded workforce pathway funding as part of the $6 million Annie E. Casey Foundation Generation Work Initiative.

The initiative’s focus is to identify effective ways to connect low-income young adults ages 18-29 with training opportunities and jobs within the maritime, construction and advanced manufacturing industries. The ultimate goal is to develop reproducable programs which help unemployed young people build careers and develop skills that employers need.

“These young adults are facing some of the greatest obstables to living wage careers,” says Heather Worthley, Executive Director of Port Jobs. “This is an exciting opportunity for Port Jobs to join SkillUp Washington partners in creating pathways connecting employers with the next generation of skilled workers.”

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SeaTac: Register for Airport University Classes!

Register for Airport University Classes!

Do you work at Sea-Tac Airport? Take college classes at the airport!

Airport University classes start April 3rd! Register today!

We partner with Highline College and South Seattle College to offer classes in Computer Skills, Customer Service, Security, and Workplace Safety. Classes are FREE for income-eligible students.
See flyer for REGISTRATION information and class details.

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Veterans Resource Orientation October 3, 2016

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Meet with Vet Reps from YWCA. KC Veterans Program and WA State DVOP. Learn about the benefits and resources available to veterans, spouses and families. Let us assist you with your employment, housing and life stability needs.

Mon., Oct. 3, 10:30 – 11:30am
WorkSource Affiliate Downtown Seattle
2024 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

US CENSUS HIRING EVENT: September 29, 2016

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Special Recruitment Onsite Testing Event!!! Please arrive 15 minutes early for the session and you must bring appropriate documents.

For list of acceptable documents, please visit: http://2010.census.gov/2010cesusjobs/application-material/approved-forms-of-identification.php

Thu., Sep. 29, 9am – 4:30pm
WorkSource Affiliate Downtown Seattle
2024 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

Young Leaders in the Green Movement

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In the Spring of 2016 the Young Leaders in the Green Movement hosted a Lunch & Learn with Council Member Lisa Herbold. The Lunch & Learn was a venue for the Young Leaders to speak to community members and council members about the importance of the Young Leader’s Green Pathways campaign. A campaign that calls on the creation of more internships opportunities,

That are good for the environment and our communities at the same time.

That have a racial equity lens in their outreach and ways to retain participants.

This includes paying a living wage.

Have systems in place to help young adults move into career pathways

Now the Young Leaders in the Green Movement have partnered with Council Member Mike O’Brien and Council Member Lisa Herbold to write a resolution to ask the city of Seattle to follow the tenants of the Green Pathways Campaign.

Please join us at the first of two meetings to get this resolution passed!!

Friday, SEPT 23rd 2016 9:30am- 10:30am

City Hall- Council Chambers -Council Member Lisa Herbold’s Civil Rights, Utilities, and Economic Development & Arts Committee Meeting- 600 4th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

RSVP TODAY!

GET THESE JOBS PEOPLE! – Work Source Events Calendar

JOBS1

Assessment & Interview Session
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 8:30am
Location: WorkSource Vancouver
5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Suite 15
Vancouver, WA 98661-7046

The United States Census Bureau is now hiring Field Representative Interviews.

Minimum Qualifications:

US Citizen
18+ years old
High school diploma/GED
6 months clerical, administrative, customer service, or related experience
Valid driver’s license

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How to Apply:

Call 1 (800) 992-3529 for an application packet AND
Attend this assessment and interview session!

Other Information:

$12.07 to $13.55 per hour
Schedule includes full time, part time and intermittent hours

Sponsor: US Census Bureau
Contact Phone: (800) 992-3529

Information and Application Session
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 2pm
Location: WorkSource Pierce
1305 Tacoma Ave South, Suite 201
Tacoma, WA 98402

JOB2

Xerox is now hiring 20+ Customer Service Representatives to work in the Lacey and Federal Way WA call centers. CSRs answer incoming calls providing information and solutions for wireless cell phone providers. If you enjoy talking with people and providing high quality technical services, attend this event! Xerox offers 7 weeks of paid training, great pay & benefits, and opportunity to advance your career after 6 months! Pay ranges from $9.50 to $13.00 per hour. Come prepared with your resume; dressed to apply and interview!

For a detailed job description, visit http://www.Go2WorkSource.com, choose Pierce County for location and search by job number WA2740670.

Requirements

High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
6+ months of continuous customer service experience
Basic computer/internet skills and ability to type 22 words per minute
Successful completion of employer training with a passing score
Contact Name: Robert Jonas
Contact Email: RJonas@esd.wa.gov

Information & Application Session
Friday, December 19, 2014 | 9am
Location: WorkSource Lakewood
5712 Main Street SW Suite 200
Lakewood, WA 98499

Natures Caretaker, a landscape service provider, is now hiring 12 Landscape General Laborers to join their team in Lakewood. These positions are full time, with benefits and offer starting pay of $13 to $15/per hour with more depending on experience. The Landscape General Laborer lifts up to 50lbs in all weather conditions performing landscape maintenance, use of power tools and driving a vehicle. This employer is a 100% drug free company.

Come prepared with your resume, dressed to impress, and ready to meet recruiters!

Requirements:
High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
Previous general labor or construction related experience
Steel toed boots, jeans, and clean work shirts free of logos or slogans
Demonstrated ability to perform physical aspects of the job

For a detailed job description, visit http://www.Go2WorkSource.com, select Search by Job ID and type WA2740845
Contact Name: Robert Jonas
Contact Email: RJonas@esd.wa.gov

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CANCELLED!!!
Friday, December 19, 2014 | 9am – 3pm
Location: WorkSource Everett
3201 Smith Ave, Everett, WA 98201
Room #413

Apollo Retail is looking for local store remodel and reset representatives within the Everett area.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Must be able to work alone or part of a crew in setting up new retail stores or store resets
Must have new store setup/store remodel experience or able to install fixtures and displays
Set up and reconfigure products in accordance with plan-o-grams or schematics
Ability to travel locally

Come and speak with the local representative on Friday, December 19th between 9am and 3pm who will be hiring on the spot!

Please bring I-9 Documents and Resume

No appointment necessary, walks-in welcome.

Please go to http://www.apolloretail.com to apply online
Sponsor: Apollo Retail Specialists
Contact Name: Rachel Gehrman
Contact Email: rgehrman@esd.wa.gov

Assessment & Interview Session
Monday, December 22, 2014 | 8:30am
Location: WorkSource Vancouver
5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Suite 15
Vancouver, WA 98661-7046

The United States Census Bureau is now hiring Field Representative Interviews.

Minimum Qualifications:

US Citizen
18+ years old
High school diploma/GED
6 months clerical, administrative, customer service, or related experience
Valid driver’s license

How to Apply:

Call 1 (800) 992-3529 for an application packet AND
Attend this assessment and interview session!

Other Information:

$12.07 to $13.55 per hour
Schedule includes full time, part time and intermittent hours

Sponsor: US Census Bureau
Contact Phone: (800) 992-3529

Hiring Event
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | 8:30am
Location: WorkSource Thurston County
1570 Irving Street
Tumwater, WA 98512

If you enjoy meeting people, the U.S. Census Bureau has a few openings for part-time field representatives. Field representatives are selected based on openings in the county or city in which they live. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply

Recruiting Bulletin LARO-14-00-001/002 http://www.census.gov…

Minimum qualifications include:
• Citizen of the United States. You mustpresent proof of identity and employment eligibility.
• Valid driver license and reliable vehicle to use for work.
• Pass the Basic Skills Test.
• Meet federal qualifications GG/GS-0303-03/04/05.
• Successfully complete mock and structured interview.

Wages: $12.87 to $14.45 per hour
Company hours: Hours & days, as scheduled

To apply: For more information and to reserve a space call:
800-992-3529 or send an email to los.angeles.jobs@census.gov
Sponsor: United States Census Bureau
Contact Phone: 800-992-3529
Contact Email: los.angeles.jobs@census.gov
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Liberty Tax Service Hiring Event

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | 1 – 4pm
Location: WorkSource Everett
3201 Smith Ave, Everett, WA 98201
Room #214

Liberty Tax Service is now hiring Call Center Representatives!
Bring your I-9 documents and Resume to the hiring event on December 23, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at WorkSource Everett.

Desired Skills:

Ability to deliver outstanding customer service
Excellent communication skills
Ability to problem solve
Attention to detail
Computer proficient and able to navigate online tools
Type 25 words per minute or more
Six months or more experience in a customer service environment
18 years of age or older
Have a flexible schedule 7 days a week
Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred

You will receive incoming calls as well as make
outbound calls. Must be personable over the phone.
No cold calling or sales involved.
Training provided.

Sponsor: Liberty Tax Service
Contact Name: Rachel Gehrman
Contact Email: rgehrman@esd.wa.gov

Hiring Event
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | 1pm
Location: WorkSource Thurston County
1570 Irving Street
Tumwater, WA 98512

If you want to work for a family-oriented company that has a reputation for excellence, this job is for you! Elite Cleaning of Washington is recruiting many friendly, energetic, hardworking cleaning professionals to join its team!

Wages:
$10.00/hr to start, with periodic raises
Hours:
Mon-Fri and occasional weekends

To apply:
Attend the event at 1:00 p.m., dressed to impress with the following documents:
• Targeted resume
• 3 professional references

Check out job order number WA2733656 for more details.
Sponsor: Elite Cleaning of Washington
Contact Email: srosenberger@esd.wa.gov

Caregiver Hiring Event
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Location: WorkSource Thurston County
1570 Irving Street
Tumwater, WA 98512

Three sessions: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Full-time/part-time caregiver positions available!

Certified Nursing Assistant qualification is desirable. Provide caregiving help to adult clients with physical/intellectual disabilities living in residential homes. Assist clients with everyday living needs, such as cooking, dressing, bathing, good hygiene, house cleaning, medical appointments and grocery shopping.

Wages: $11.53/hr. (+ $.25 for CNA)
Hours & days, as scheduled.

To apply: Dress for success. Bring your résumé, two employer references and your shift availability.

Meet a company representative and learn about job opportunities. If you need help with your résumé, come by WorkSource Thurston in advance of the event.
Sponsor: KWA Home Care
Contact Email: srosenberger@esd.wa.gov
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Civilian Mariner Hiring Event – MSC Veterans Career Fair
Civilian Mariner Hiring Event – MSC Veterans Career Fair
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 10am – 12pm
Location: WorkSource Rainier
2531 Rainier Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144

Military Sealift Command (MSC) transports equipment and supplies to U.S. Forces worldwide. MCS seagoing positions offer CIVMARS (Civilian Mariner) on-the-job training, career advancement opportunities, steady pay and Federal benefits. CIVMARS work in state-of-the-art environments with excellent living accommodations.

MSC is actively recruiting for:
• First Officer
• Second Officer
• Third Officer
• First Asst. Engineer
• Second Asst. Engineer
• Third Asst. Engineer
• Refrigeration Engineer
• Deck Engineer Machinist
• Unlicensed Jr. Engineer
• Electronics Technician
• Chief Radio
• Electronics Technician
• Steward Cook
• Cook Baker
Sponsor: U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command
Contact Email: JoOrtiz@esd.wa.gov

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Mayor Murray signs executive order strengthening equity in city contracting

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April 8, 2014

Mayor Murray signs the WMBE Executive Order

Mayor Ed Murray today signed an executive order strengthening the city’s ongoing commitment to social equity in city contracting opportunities. The order requires departments promptly pay invoices, support businesses by providing technical assistance, and increase accountability and coordination to ensure fair and equitable treatment among all businesses competing for public works, purchasing and consulting contracts.

“A healthy and diverse business sector is essential to Seattle’s economic vitality and this executive order makes clear my commitment to creating a more welcoming environment for businesses small and large seeking work with the city,” said Murray.

“Success among women and minority-owned businesses translates to more jobs and long-term prosperity for all,” said Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Seattle City Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee. “More than half of all new jobs are created by small business and minority-owned businesses. I applaud the Mayor’s decision to recommit our efforts on the City’s inclusionary plan and more effectively engaging with minority-owned businesses. During budget deliberations this year, departments should be prepared to report their progress on women and minority business contracting.”

The city has been successful in its efforts to ensure women and minority businesses (WMBE) are competitive when seeking public works, purchasing and contracting opportunities, with more than 16 percent of city contract dollars going to firms owned by women or people of color in 2013. The executive order moves the city beyond existing efforts to ensure a responsive, respectful and accountable environment for all businesses.

“I’m proud that on Equal Pay Day we are reaffirming our commitment to women and minority businesses,” said Councilmember Godden, chair of the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Gender Pay Equity Committee. “We will win with women and minority business and must reduce their obstacles to their success.”

A significant new measure is a directive for the timely payment of invoices, as the city recognizes cash flow is an important element in business capacity, especially for small and WMBE-owned firms in particular. Departments are directed to re-engineer internal pay processes and practices to expedite timely invoice approval and to enforce contract provisions that require contractors promptly pay their respective small subcontractors.

“In the last decade, the city has made great strides in increasing opportunity for disadvantaged businesses to compete on a level playing field. Now I am raising the expectations,” said Murray. “A business’ ability to be competitive should not be hindered by unnecessary obstacles, such as delayed payments, excessive paperwork or inconsistent practices across departments.”

Murray is directing departments to coordinate efforts to ensure all policies, practices and processes are consistent and complementary, making it easier for WMBE firms to pursue City contracts. One example is unbundling tasks so work within a larger project can be solicited in separate components that better match capacities of smaller firms.

All firms, especially WMBE firms, will also benefit from increased outreach, training and technical assistance, such as business development and mentoring programs, to ensure firms are competitive and have resources to work effectively within city contracts. By building greater strength among the firms that bid and do business around the region, these efforts will create greater capacity for all public agencies and private contractors doing business in the area.

Additionally, city departments will create a more structured system of accountability when it comes to tracking and reporting on utilization of WMBE firms. The executive order directs departments to integrate WMBE policy priorities into their respective work programs and performance priorities, and requires a system of performance reports with measurable results to the Mayor’s Office.

To fully and effectively implement these measures, Murray directed his Office of Policy and Innovation to work with contractors, including WMBE firms, city departments and other stakeholders.

“The city cannot create and implement these measures in a vacuum. I’ll be looking to members of our local businesses, community groups, public agencies and other stakeholders for their varying perspectives, vast experience and knowledge to inform our work,” said Murray.

“Since his first day in office, Mayor Murray has taken concrete steps towards establishing a more equitable city,” said Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, chair of the Transportation Committee. “Today’s announcement is further evidence of his commitment to deliver on his inaugural pledge for fairness and equality, and to address economic disparities in Seattle.”

The order builds upon Ordinance 121717, which in 2005 created Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 20.42, Equality in Contracting, to increase participation of WMBE firms in city contracts. In 2013, 16 percent of all city dollars spent on public works, purchasing and contracting went to WMBE firms.

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