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Around The Table: Boeing, Alaska Airlines, JP Morgan Chase, Starbucks, L’Ecole N° 41 , and Weyerhaeuser

October 14th, 2016

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we spotlight on Boeing, Alaska Airlines, JP Morgan Chase, Starbucks, L’Ecole N° 41 , and Weyerhaeuser. Washington CEOs Back in Classrooms to Promote College and Career Readiness & Postsecondary Education Washington business leaders will be visiting classrooms next week to talk to South King County students about great job opportunities in our state and encourage them… Read more


Rewarding Careers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

October 7th, 2016

Washington employers are anticipating an historic number of job openings  in the coming years, according to our first Washington Kids For Washington Jobs report. An estimated 740,000 job openings will be available in our state over just the next five years and state job growth with nearly triple the national average. One employer hoping to hire qualified Washington graduates is Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland,… Read more


Pathways to Great Jobs for Washington Students in Washington State

October 5th, 2016

The following was originally posted on the Gates Foundation Impatient Optimists blog. By Steve Mullin, Joel Janda There will be 740,000 job openings in the next five years—are Washington’s students prepared to get those good jobs? Job growth here is expected to nearly triple the projected national growth rate. Thanks to strong anchor employers, growth in new companies and industries, and workers retiring or leaving… Read more

RELEASE: Washington Roundtable and The Boston Consulting Group Release “Washington Kids for Washington Jobs” Report

October 5th, 2016

VIEW THE REPORT Key Findings: There will be 740,000 job openings in Washington in the next five years. Most will be filled by workers with postsecondary education or training. Less than a third of Washington students earn a postsecondary credential today. SEATTLE – October 5, 2016 – There will be 740,000 job openings in Washington state over the next five years with state… Read more

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WA Roundtable @waroundtable6 hours agoNew report from @ManhattanInst shows why preserving public #CharterSchools should be a top priority. @OpportunityWA
WA Roundtable @waroundtable6 days agoRT @discoveruwa: Great blog from an @amazon employee about @Renton_Schools & @HighlineSchools students visiting for #DiscoverUWA! https://t…
WA Roundtable @waroundtable1 week agoRT @Smartsheet: @Smartsheet and @MadronaVentures are honored to be a proud partner of #DiscoverUWA – helping kids explore career pathways!…
WA Roundtable @waroundtable1 week agoMore than 700K jobs coming to Washington state. Most of these jobs will require a postsecondary credential.…
WA Roundtable @waroundtable1 week agoRT @PSESD: Less than 1/3 of WA HS students obtain a postsecondary credential today. We can & must do better. #WAKid