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These Job Sectors are Expected to Grow the Most

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ll have noticed that unemployment numbers have been decreasing for almost a decade. After the financial crisis, the economy has slowly been improving, and the result is more people finding jobs.

But which job areas are doing the best? If you’re considering a career switch, or you’re just starting off your career, heading towards a job sector that is expected to grow is a good place to start. So with that in mind, here are the job sectors that are expected to grow the most through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Continue Reading

Talking Rain CEO Appointment and Sparkling Ice Sales

Talking Rain CEO Appointment and Sparkling Ice Sales

Talking Rain Beverage Company, the makers of zero sugar Sparkling Ice®, formally announces on September 6, 2018, the appointment of Chris Hall to CEO following a record sales period for the company. With this transition, Talking Rain is also pleased to announce Sarah Gustat as Vice President of Marketing, and Ken Sylvia as Vice President… Continue Reading

FastSigns Bellevue Top Sales Performance

FastSigns Bellevue Top Sales Performance

Melissa Christiansen and Garan Ingersoll, both Outside Sales Professionals at FastSignsⓇ of Bellevue, received the Bronze Sales Award at the 2018 FastSigns Outside Sales Summit recently held in Arlington, Texas. This award recognizes sales employees who achieved sales of $300,000 to $499,999 during the 12-month period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. FastSigns… Continue Reading

BankWork$ Retail Banking Career For 2,000th Graduate

BankWork$ Retail Banking Career For 2,000th Graduate

BankWork$ announced on July 31,2018 that it has placed its 2,000th graduate in a retail banking career. BankWork$ is a free training program that matches underemployed and underserved adults with careers in financial services. BankWork$ Retail Banking Career For 2,000th Graduate “With every candidate we place, we’re building rewarding careers, stable families, and strong communities,”… Continue Reading

Lyft drivers in Seattle now eligible for a new education program that includes a personal education advisor and discounts

Lyft Partners with Guild Education and Becomes First Gig-Economy Company to Provide Access To Education Services to Contractors  Guild Education, an education benefits company, and Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., today announced a partnership that will offer Lyft drivers in Seattle the opportunity to further their education. This is a first-of-its-kind… Continue Reading

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

Four 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… 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