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Around the Table: Seattle Foundation, McKinstry, Kaiser Permanente WA

April 8th, 2021

Addressing policy challenges Seattle Foundation recently participated, along with Challenge Seattle and United Way of King County, in a GeekWire virtual event centered on tackling public policy challenges during a COVID economy. Tony Mestres will step down as President and CEO of Seattle Foundation in May to begin his next professional chapter. During his time as President and CEO, Tony focused on advancing… Read more

Letter of Support for a 2021 State Transportation Funding Package

March 31st, 2021

The Washington Roundtable is among the 100 organizations representing business, labor, environment and transit advocates, and local governments that signed a March 29 letter urging state legislative leaders to pass a comprehensive transportation funding package this year. A bold infrastructure package that funds highways, bridges, and transit systems will support job creation and an equitable economic recovery in Washington state. Investing in transportation… Read more

Around the Table: Mariners, PEMCO, Fred Hutch, & more

March 23rd, 2021

Responding to COVID-19 The Seattle Mariners are partnering with UW Medicine and have provided $2 million in funding to help COVID-19 vaccines reach underserved communities. In addition, the Mariners have outlined health and safety measures that will be in place at T-Mobile Park when games begin again in April. Stan McNaughton of PEMCO, which transitioned to a work-from-home model about a year ago,… Read more

Around the Table: JPMorgan Chase, PSL Ventures, McKinstry, PNNL, & more

March 10th, 2021

Responding to COVID-19 Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon, Kaiser Permanente Washington, and Alaska Airlines were highlighted in the Puget Sound Business Journal as Washington businesses that are using their expertise in workflow, customer experience, technology, call centers, and scheduling to assist the state with COVID-19 vaccination efforts. This month, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is hosting a series of seminars about demystifying COVID-19. Helping communities As… Read more


Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 weeks agoThe #apprenticeship program from @amazon is exciting. It works w/ higher ed partners to get participants the education, training & prep needed to earn #credentials and certifications for in-demand positions. Check out the article attached:
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 weeks agoRT @wsu: This is great news! @WSUEverett is partnering with @amazon's Career Choice program. Career Choice will provide @amazon employees w…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 months ago“Washingtonians will need more education & training, not less, to prepare for the jobs that our state’s employers are creating,” says Roundtable pres. Steve Mullin. Find out how the WA College Grant can make college & career training a reality. ▶️[]
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 months agoRT @Part4Learning: New from Zillah HS Principal @JeffCharbonneau: WA state needs to allow more high school students to earn college credits…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 months agoLegislators are considering a bill that would open the door for schools to graduate students who lack core basic skills, leaving them ill-prepared to lead economically self-sufficient lives. Say no to HB 1308 as currently written. #waleg #waedu