Summer days make the view of the Seattle skyline from Kerry Park worth the trek up Queen Anne. (Photo by Annaliese Davis)

Study seeks college-educated immigrants from Seattle

Are you an immigrant with a degree from abroad who can’t find a position in the field you studied? Then the nonprofit World Education Services is looking for your input on a study on “underutilized” college-educated immigrant workers. The group is conducting a Knight Foundation-funded study on college-educated immigrant workers, and seeks respondents from the Seattle area. World Education Services is […]
Dec 16, 2014
Violet Lavatai protests outside of a construction site in Rainier Beach in 2012 with Got Green. (Photo courtesy Got Green)

Getting our priorities straight on local jobs

Seattle’s unprecedented construction boom isn’t actually creating many local jobs. Here's a plan to fix that.
Dec 1, 2014
Youth including Nan Mukungu (second from left) posed for photos displaying priorities of the Young Workers in the Green Economy Project. (Photo by Shann Thomas)

Report finds youth left behind in new Northwest economy

Grassroots environmental group Got Green released a startling survey citing barriers to economic employment for immigrant youth and people of color.
Dec 2, 2013
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Immigrant drivers switch sides in the taxi vs ride-share debate

Has the explosion of new ride-share services in Seattle hurt immigrant taxi operators? It depends on who they’re driving for.
Oct 30, 2013
Frustrated with the outsourcing of American manufacturing jobs, Ryan Clark and Tim Andis founded Liberty Bottleworks. The company makes recycled aluminum bottles locally using mostly US machinery, materials and labor. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the US, one water bottle at a time

It was the middle of that dark week before the New Year. Christmas cookies were growing stale in tins on the counter and emails had begun to pile up again. But the news of a plea for help from a forced labor camp in China cut through my holiday hangover. The Oregonian reported that a Portland […]
Jan 4, 2013