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Video: Washington Employers Lean Into COVID-19 Response Effort

May 19th, 2020

Want to know what Washington employers are doing to help communities, support students, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic?  Many businesses have mobilized to support healthcare providers, distance learning, philanthropy, and community needs. Now, Washington businesses are looking toward the future, focusing on protecting employees and customers, and working with public sector and philanthropy partners to beat the virus and lead in recovery…. Read more

Roundtable Members Prioritize Safety in Reopening Plans

May 11th, 2020

Across Washington, businesses are planning for how they will ensure a safe, confident return for employees and customers. Here are just a handful of examples of how Washington businesses are putting workers and community first, and providing resources or guidance to others as they plan to reopen. Nordstrom shared its phased approach to thoughtfully reopen stores in a way that prioritizes the health… Read more

Washington State COVID-19 Economic Analysis

May 7th, 2020

At the request of Washington Roundtable and Challenge Seattle, The Boston Consulting Group today released an updated analysis of the employment and economic impacts from COVID-19 in Washington state. The data looks at state unemployment by industry through April 25 and examines the depth of unemployment in the current environment as compared to pre-recession peak-to-trough employment numbers from the two previous recessions (the… Read more

Employer Resources: COVID-19 “New Normal” Planning

April 29th, 2020

Challenge Seattle, Washington Roundtable Engage with Public Health and Business Stakeholders to Develop Recommendations for Washington Employers in Preparing for the Return-to-Work Phase of COVID-19 Response Background: Challenge Seattle and Washington Roundtable, working in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), have developed a set of recommendations for employers as they plan for the easing of “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” measures.  These recommendations… Read more

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