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Economic Development Partners Travel to Washington, D.C. to Recruit Foreign-Owned Companies to the Greater Seattle Region

Innovation Triangle Bellevue logoFour King County economic development partners—the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (EDC), and the cities of Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond—have joined together to promote the Greater Seattle Region to foreign-owned companies interested in investing in the United States at the upcoming SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC. They will join the Washington State Department of Commerce in promoting Washington State, and in particular Seattle-King County, as a great place for international companies to do business and grow jobs.

The SelectUSA Investment Summit, scheduled for June 18-20, 2017, is driven primarily by the US Department of Commerce and other federal government agencies as a premier venue for US economic development organizations to share investment opportunities directly with international investors. Continue Reading

Transgender in the Workplace: Beyond the Bathroom

How to Work with Transgender People in a Respectful Way In our current political conversations about transgender rights, bathrooms and locker rooms are getting all of the attention but in the workplace, the respectful inclusion of transgender employees goes well beyond the bathroom. Working with employers who have had experiences with openly transgender employees in… Continue Reading

Top Female Poker Players Making a Living Off Gambling

In today’s day and age, you can make money off of virtually everything, even poker, if you are good at it. Although in gambling, many often way that the house has the edge, things are a little different with poker. Instead of playing against the casino, you are pitting your skills and luck against other… Continue Reading

All you need to know about Workers’ Comp to save money.

Event in Bellevue to Help Employers Save on Workers’ Comp No one wants to see a worker go on Workers’ Comp through an occupational injury or illness. When it happens, the first few days after an injury are critical. Being prepared will save your business time and money while supporting injured-worker recovery. L&I is offering… Continue Reading

Hirelive Seattle Professional Career Event – Sales & Management Specific

HireLive is a national career service company specializing in Sales, Retail and Management Career Fairs, and has more than a decade of experience in connecting job seekers with industry leading companies that are currently hiring. This is your opportunity to interview face to face with 15+ Fortune 500 and Industry Leading companies seeking talented, experienced… Continue Reading

INDEX SAYS: WASHINGTON EMPLOYMENT DECREASED BY 0.07 PERCENT IN OCTOBER

Intuit QuickBooks’ Small Business Indexes are monthly reports providing unique and almost real-time insight into employment and revenue trends of the nation’s small businesses with fewer than 20 employees. The Intuit Small Business Employment Index found that national small business employment remained flat in October, posting a slight increase of 0.01 percent from the September figure.… Continue Reading

Autism Works: Why More Big Companies are Hiring Those on the Autism Spectrum

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month It’s a growing employment trend that has made recent headlines: big name companies are announcing new initiatives to hire autistic employees. The development is cause for cautious optimism, said Paul Louden, autism awareness advocate and host of the Theories of Mind radio program. “As we reflect on the current state of… Continue Reading

6 Reasons to Hire That ‘Lazy’ Millennial Today

By CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting Eliot Burdett Here’s why those Millennials you’re overlooking are critical to long-term business growth. If given the choice, many companies shy away from hiring Millennials because they are believed to be “lazy” and don’t understand the value of hard work. This stigma is especially troubling for experienced business leaders of… Continue Reading