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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

MEDIA ALERT: Washington Roundtable And The Boston Consulting Group To Release Study Examining State’s Five-Year Jobs Outlook

October 3rd, 2016

Media contacts: Mark Funk (206) 755-2122 / Sara Garrettson (206) 623-0180 MEDIA ALERT: Washington Roundtable And The Boston Consulting Group To Release Study Examining State’s Five-Year Jobs Outlook And Levels Of Education Washington Students Will Need To Succeed  WHEN: 10 – 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 5, 2016 WHERE: McKinstry Innovation Center 210 S. Hudson St., Seattle, WA 98134 The press conference will be held on… Read more

RELEASE: New Regional Effort Aims to Establish Cascadia Innovation Corridor

September 20th, 2016

British Columbia and Washington leaders come together to strengthen collaboration, create cross-border opportunity VANCOUVER, British Columbia, September 20, 2016 – The creation of a new global hub for innovation and economic development is the focus of a conference being held today in Vancouver. The Emerging Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference brings together business and government leaders to explore the potential for joint partnerships in… Read more

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