Jobs http://kplu.org en The kids love working in Seattle best, survey shows http://kplu.org/post/kids-love-working-seattle-best-survey-shows <p></p><p>Seattle is the best place to work in the nation for Generation Y (19 to 30 year olds), <a href="http://www.payscale.com/gen-y-at-work">according to PayScale</a>, a jobs and salary data analysis and employment website.</p><p>Geekwire, <a href="http://www.geekwire.com/2012/gen-workers-love-seattle-startups/">which tipped us off to the story</a>, said Seattle outperformed what it identified as other tech hotbeds: Boston (#5), New York (#7) and San Francisco (tied for #9).</p><p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:51:00 +0000 Jake Ellison 6047 at http://kplu.org The kids love working in Seattle best, survey shows Best job? Software engineer - Worst? Lumberjack http://kplu.org/post/best-job-software-engineer-worst-lumberjack <p><em>&quot;It&#39;s easy work for great pay and I like computers.&quot;</em></p><p>The lumber industry &mdash; rich in history but poor in pay and working conditions &mdash; along with the ever-evolving software industry play crucial roles in the Pacific Northwest&rsquo;s economy, however, these two essential industries couldn&rsquo;t be further apart in virtually every aspect.</p><p>They also couldn&rsquo;t be further apart on <a href="http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/2012-ranking-200-jobs-best-worst">CareerCast.com&rsquo;s best and worst job ranking for 2012</a>. Software Engineers top the charts as this year&rsquo;s best job while lumberjacks, ranked at 200, is called the worst job in the U.S.</p><p> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 16:00:28 +0000 Evan Hoover 4727 at http://kplu.org Best job? Software engineer - Worst? Lumberjack Mayor McGinn calls on Congress to support Obama's jobs plan http://kplu.org/post/mayor-mcginn-calls-congress-support-obamas-jobs-plan <p>Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn wants Congress to put aside partisanship and pass President Obama&#39;s $450 billion American Jobs Act.</p><p>If passed, it could mean big bucks for the state of Washington; The federal government could fund up to $1.8 billion worth of public works projects that it says, would create jobs and improve infrastructure.</p><p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 23:45:24 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2656 at http://kplu.org Mayor McGinn calls on Congress to support Obama's jobs plan Anniversary brings out gratitude for troops in one farmer http://kplu.org/post/anniversary-brings-out-gratitude-troops-one-farmer <p>Reflections of an eastern Washington farmer harvesting alfalfa with a massive tractor:</p><p>&quot;This is about the only piece of farm equipment that has air conditioning. (Laughs) My name is Collette McEntire and I am swathing third cutting export alfalfa hay.</p><p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:14:43 +0000 Anna King 2524 at http://kplu.org Anniversary brings out gratitude for troops in one farmer Senator Murray touts new jobs legislation http://kplu.org/post/senator-murray-touts-new-jobs-legislation <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982515.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982515.mp3</a></p><p>It seems like everyone is talking about the J word lately. That would be JOBS. The President was on the road in the Midwest talking about them this week.</p><p>Now Democratic Senator Patty Murray spent a couple hours at a local Seattle factory talking about how to keep them, how to create them and how to train people for them.</p><p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:20:24 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2352 at http://kplu.org Senator Murray touts new jobs legislation State's jobless rate drops slightly http://kplu.org/post/states-jobless-rate-drops-slightly <p>Unemployment ticked downward in Washington state in February as hiring picked up. The changes were small, but the job market <a href="http://www.workforceexplorer.com/cgi/dataanalysis/?PAGEID=148">seems to have &ldquo;turned the corner,&rdquo; </a>according to the State&#39;s Employment Security department.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:36:19 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 1005 at http://kplu.org State's jobless rate drops slightly Jobs scarce for young adults in Washington http://kplu.org/post/jobs-scarce-young-adults-washington <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-950781.mp3</p><p>If you’ve been to grocery stores, malls or restaurants lately – you might have noticed the people working there are a little older than usual.&nbsp;Young adults haven’t had much luck getting those jobs or other entry level work for the last couple of years.&nbsp;At least <a href="http://www.wtb.wa.gov/Documents/WantedWorkExperienceforYoungAdults.pdf">123,700 Washingtonians between the ages of 18 and 25 years old want a job but can't find one</a>, according to census data and state surveys.&nbsp; Mon, 07 Feb 2011 05:31:34 +0000 Charla Bear 725 at http://kplu.org Jobs scarce for young adults in Washington Where are former Seattle PI reporters now? http://kplu.org/post/where-are-former-seattle-pi-reporters-now <p>Reporter Ruth Teichroeb has been keeping tabs on her former <em>Seattle PI</em> co-workers since she and 140 colleagues lost their jobs after the Hearst Corporation shuttered print operations. &nbsp;Did they find new work? If so, were those journalism jobs?</p> Wed, 05 Jan 2011 19:47:06 +0000 KPLU News Staff 479 at http://kplu.org Where are former Seattle PI reporters now? State jobless rate steady http://kplu.org/post/state-jobless-rate-steady <P>The latest figures are out, and the state's unemployment rate is unchanged&nbsp;from last month: 9.1%.</P> <P>About 1,900&nbsp; private sector jobs were added last month. Wed, 17 Nov 2010 20:22:57 +0000 Gary Davis 163 at http://kplu.org State jobless rate steady