The Roundtable works to effect positive change on public policy issues that are most important to supporting state economic vitality and fostering opportunity for all Washingtonians. That work includes sharing news and analyzing policy developments affecting our state.

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Around The Table: J.P. Morgan Chase, Boeing, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Alaska Airlines, Gates Foundation, Microsoft, CenturyLink, and Avista

November 1st, 2016

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we spotlight on J.P. Morgan Chase, Boeing, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Alaska Airlines, Gates Foundation, Microsoft, CenturyLink, and Avista. Washington CEOs Back in Classrooms to Promote College and Career Readiness & Postsecondary Education Business leaders from around the state took part in Discover U Week earlier this month – an initiative created… Read more

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

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