Category Archives: Employment

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 

Lyft logoGuild 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 program designed specifically for the sharing economy.

Todd Kelsay, Lyft Pacific Northwest General Manager said, “We know many Lyft drivers are driving toward personal goals, which often include continued education and learning. Every day, drivers around Seattle help us get to where we’re going. This program will help them to get where they’re going.” 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

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