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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

Around the Table: Seattle Foundation, Starbucks, Premera Blue Cross, Microsoft, Fred Hutch, Alaska Airlines

February 23rd, 2021

Responding to COVID-19: All in WA, hosted by the Seattle Foundation, announced the Vaccine Equity Initiative, with early commitments from the Starbucks Foundation and Premera Blue Cross. Microsoft is partnering with EvergreenHealth and Overlake Medical Center & Clinics to provide a community vaccination site on its Redmond campus. Fred Hutch and the COVID-19 Prevention Network, in partnership with the Washington State Department of… Read more

Around the Table: Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Amazon, Virginia Mason, Seattle Foundation

February 8th, 2021

Responding to COVID-19 In collaboration with the Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce, Boeing is providing its Everett Activity Center to stand up a COVID-19 indoor mass vaccination center and help more people in Snohomish County access the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more here. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and Kaiser Permanente Washington recently announced ‘Get Ready,’ an equitable plan to vaccinate Washington… Read more

Around the Table: Starbucks, Microsoft, Virginia Mason, Amazon, & more

January 25th, 2021

Responding to COVID-19 Kaiser Permanente, Starbucks, and Microsoft are among the stakeholders involved in the Washington State Vaccine Command and Coordination Center, a new public-private partnership to boost vaccine distribution efforts in Washington state. Amazon and Virginia Mason partnered on a popup clinic to deliver 2,000 vaccines in one day. Fred Hutch shared an article about building trust in the COVID-19 vaccine through… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 day agoWA employers continue to create jobs – From 11/2021 to 11/2022, employers added more than 130,000 jobs – and they want to fill those positions with skilled WA workers. The problem: enrollment in post-HS education & training continues to fall. https://t.co/2X48yPJUEq #WAleg #WAedu https://t.co/Ug8uhN9CC8
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @WA4Equity: Want to see equitable hiring practices in action? Learn how @LEWISbuilds integrated hiring goals into its business plan and…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @DiscoveryEd: ✈️ On 2/7, go behind-the-scenes at three @Boeing manufacturing centers to meet #STEM professionals using groundbreaking te…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 days agoFind out how WA Roundtable Member @Microsoft empowers students to learn about technology and develop the skills to help solve some of society’s biggest challenges. https://t.co/qjdIFcdMge https://t.co/XQlwkqcTrt
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable4 days agoNew in @SeaTimesOpinion: Lower achievement and declining postsecondary enrollment cannot be the new post-pandemic normal. https://t.co/2X48yPJUEq #CredentialEssential #WAleg #WAedu @waOSPI @WA_SBE