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Weekly Update: Third Special Legislative Session Begins

Third Special Legislative Session Begins Gov. Jay Inslee has called lawmakers back for a third special session to work to fund the McCleary decision, a court-mandated K-12 education funding within

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May 5, 2017 – King County Hiring Event

REGISTER YOUR ORGANIZATION TODAY! CONTACT:  roxannel@wahospitality.org Hospitality labor shortages are creeping across the state.  When you need employees to help your business succeed, not being able to connect with competent job

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Restaurants are filling all rungs on the career ladder

One-half of limited-service restaurant job openings in 2016 were filled by either new entrants to the workforce or people being promoted from other positions within the same restaurant, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy.

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Hospitality employee turnover rate edged higher in 2016

The turnover rate in the hospitality sector topped 70 percent for the second consecutive year, but still remained below pre-recession levels, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy.

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Legislative News: Eighth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 57th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105 days. The legislature is currently focused on floor action. During this time bills are subject to a

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Eye on Hospitality: Path to Citizenship – What Employers Need to Know

There is a long road to becoming a United States citizen. Before applying for citizenship, immigrants must first obtain permanent residence (green card) status. While getting a green card has a reputation for being a lengthy, daunting process, it is one that is navigable and of great interest to employers who want to access the global talent pool.

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Legislative News: Seventh Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 50th day of the 2017 session, so we are nearly half-way through the 105 scheduled days of session. A significant cut-off passed on Friday, Feb. 24. Friday was

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Weekly News: Sysco ProStart Invitational, February 18 – Don’t Miss it!

Sysco ProStart Invitational, February 18 – Don’t Miss it! Future master chefs and entrepreneurs are going head-to-head in the kitchen and the board room at the 2017 Sysco Washington ProStart

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Eye on Hospitality: Hotels are Engines for Job Growth, Career Advancement

You don’t have to look very far in the lodging industry to find stories like Abe Liao’s.

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Pierce County Hiring Event!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Stephanie McManus, Communications Advocacy Manager, 360-956-7279 Washington Hospitality hiring event has 100+ job opportunities and vetted employees TACOMA, WASH – On April 13, 2017 the

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Teen Employment: Everybody Wins

The hospitality industry plays a key role in our state’s employment health. One out of 33 people in Washington is employed in a restaurant, making our industry the main pipeline to enter the workforce. Restaurants in the quick service sector play a particularly important role when it comes to jobs.

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Initiative 124: Preferential Hiring

Seattle voters passed Initiative 124 on Nov. 8, 2016. Initiative 124 concerns health, safety and labor standards for Seattle hotel employees. In the mini series today: Preventing Disruptions in the

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Eye on Hospitality: Lifting People Up and Building Careers

On Oct. 6, the Washington Hospitality Association hosted a hiring event at Motif Seattle. In partnership with the Department of Health and Social Services Employment Pipeline Region 2 and Motif, Washington Hospitality was able to provide community members with valuable employment opportunities. In just one day, more than 65 deserving individuals were given new jobs.