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Around the Table: Bristol Myers Squibb, Weyerhaeuser, McKinstry, and more

February 16th, 2022

Partnering on scientific research Amazon has invested in a Science Hub partnership with UW, which will advance innovation in core robotics, artificial intelligence technologies, and their applications. Committing to equity Bristol Myers Squibb announced nearly $8 million in Health Equity grants to 24 U.S. nonprofit organizations that train and mobilize community health workers and patient navigators to improve healthcare access among medically underserved… Read more

Around the Table: Starbucks, Amazon, Windermere

January 18th, 2022

Advancing racial equity Starbucks committed to spending $1.5 billion with diverse suppliers by 2030 and announced the first recipients of its Community Resilience Fund to support small businesses and community development projects in BIPOC communities. In addition, the company will launch a mentorship program connecting BIPOC employees to senior leadership. Assisting with COVID testing Amazon will partner with the state to help deliver… Read more

Our 2022 Policy Agenda

January 10th, 2022

Washingtonians have demonstrated tremendous resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses have responded to unprecedented disruption by transforming operations and reimagining the workplace. The underlying strength, diversity, and innovation of our state economy are evident and state revenue projections through 2025 now exceed pre-pandemic expectations by an astounding $8.6 billion. Despite strong jobs growth, overall employment in Washington is still below the pre-pandemic peak…. Read more

Washington Roundtable Announces 2022 Leadership & New Board Members

January 4th, 2022

We are excited to announce our new board leadership team for 2022 and welcome four new members to the Washington Roundtable board. Betsy Cadwallader, Market President at U.S. Bank, will lead our organization as chair. A veteran banker with more than 30 years of commercial and investment banking experience, Cadwallader has held numerous business line and senior management roles. Thank you to Craig… 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